Maximising tax savings: Top 10 End of Financial Year tips and the value of professional advice

23 May

The end of the financial year (EOFY) is a critical period for individuals and businesses alike. Proper planning and organisation can lead to significant tax savings and ensure compliance with tax laws.    Here are ten essential EOFY tax tips and...[Read More]

Call to expand reasons to ignore boss in new work laws

22 May

A worker’s right to ignore unreasonable out-of-hours contact from their boss should expressly include when they are on approved leave as well as staffing arrangements, the peak union body says. Right to disconnect laws passed by the Albanese...[Read More]

Income gap roars back in post pandemic recovery

22 May

The gap between the haves and have-nots narrowed during the COVID-19 pandemic but widened again as the economy roared back to life when lockdowns ended and borders reopened. Yet with the fresh Productivity Commission analysis failing to cover the...[Read More]

New energy projects needed to keep the lights on

22 May

AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET * Blackouts, power outages and increased energy prices are forecast across several states unless urgent government action is taken * The NSW, Victorian and South Australian governments must invest in energy projects or power...[Read More]

‘More work to do’ to make Australia competitive

15 May

A much-vaunted plan to make Australia a nation that makes things again is a good start but needs more work, business groups say. The centrepiece of Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ third budget was the $22.7 billion Future Made in Australia fund to bring...[Read More]

Relief less than hoped for ‘squeezed’ small businesses

15 May

Up to four million small businesses will continue to receive tax relief as they battle slowing consumer spending, but calls to increase support have been unheeded. The instant asset write-off has been extended until the end of June 2025, allowing...[Read More]

Value-added: back to a future made in Australia’s mines

15 May

The next era of prosperity is the centrepiece of a “future made in Australia” budget that seeks to get more value out of critical commodities. Tax breaks for the critical minerals sector are part of the “growth agenda” announced by Treasurer...[Read More]

Ratings agency responds to ‘dramatic’ budget turnaround

15 May

Australia’s commodity windfalls are masking growth in spending and new budgetary measures could be “mildly inflationary,” major ratings agency S&P says. S&P Global Ratings, which has had a AAA rating on Australia since February 2003, noted a...[Read More]

Harmonising Life: Ten Tips for Achieving Mindful Work-Life Balance

9 May

Work-life balance is a highly personal and continuously evolving quest. It’s about managing your professional and personal lives in a way that minimizes stress and maximises well-being.    This balance isn’t one-size-fits-all; what works for...[Read More]

People want decency from business, not political stunts

9 May

Australians expect corporations to do “good” but would prefer it was simply through fairness rather than aligning with polarising political issues that have nothing to do with what they sell. A survey from advertising agency Leo Burnett...[Read More]

More tradies to be trained as housing targets loom

9 May

Thousands more Australians could be lured to the construction sector as the government attempts to boost a struggling workforce and hit housing targets. An extra 20,000 training places will be funded under a $90 million package in the federal...[Read More]

Ambitious plan for Aussie kids needs action: advocates

8 May

Well-being advocates have called for ambitious action on early child development after the government adopted a 10-year strategy that leaves concrete changes to later. Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth and Early Childhood Education Minister...[Read More]

Women needed in medical research to prevent gender bias

8 May

More women are urgently needed as medical researchers to reverse a bias in clinical trials which often excludes female patients, a leading academic warns. Medical research is still a men’s game, despite the fact almost half the country’s doctors...[Read More]

Strategies for conflict resolution and motivation in the workplace and beyond

2 May

In today’s fast-paced digital world, the art of communication often gets diluted in a sea of emails, text messages, and online postings.    While these methods provide convenience and efficiency, they can sometimes lack the personal touch and...[Read More]

Push for gender-based wage rise to help close pay gap

2 May

Workers in caring jobs and other feminised sectors should get a nine per cent wage rise, the peak union body says, as issues over equality were in sharp focus after a weekend of protests over violence against women. The Australian Council of Trade...[Read More]