Top 10 Remote Escapes: Journey to the World’s Most Secluded Destinations

18 April

In an increasingly crowded and fast-paced world, the allure of remote travel destinations where one can truly escape the hustle and bustle is more compelling than ever.    Both within Australia and internationally, there are numerous hidden gems...[Read More]

Planning Your Next Chapter: The Benefits and Timing of Transitioning to a Retirement Home

18 April

Transitioning into a retirement home is a significant life decision that involves careful planning and consideration.    As people age, their living needs change, and moving into a retirement home can offer numerous benefits. Here are the top 10...[Read More]

Maximising space and value: Top 10 home renovation tips

18 April

Renovating your home to increase space and add value requires strategic planning, creativity, and a focus on key areas that potential buyers or valuers find appealing.    Here are the top 10 tips to guide you through this process:   Plan and...[Read More]

How to thrive despite higher inflation

18 April

The cost of living continues to rise, and many are feeling the pinch. However, there are ways to navigate and adapt to this challenging financial landscape.   If you’re looking for practical solutions and workarounds to help you tackle higher...[Read More]

Fortifying the Frontlines: 10 Cybersecurity Strategies for Small Businesses in the Digital Age

18 April

Integrating cybersecurity into the fabric of small business operations requires both strategic planning and practical measures.    Here are the top 10 tips to fortify small businesses against cyber threats, underscoring the necessity for...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Israel/Iran fears and rate cut uncertainty – shares are vulnerable to a bout of volatility but here’s five reasons why the trend will likely remain up

17 April

Key points – After strong gains, shares are vulnerable to a pull back or more volatile/constrained returns than seen so far this year. – The key threats at present are Iran’s attack on Israel which risks escalating the war in the Middle East,...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 12/04/24

17 April

Shares had another rough ride over the last week as higher than expected US inflation saw expectations for Fed rate cuts pushed out further, and reports of imminent strikes by Iran on Israel in retaliation for an attack in Syria pushed US shares...[Read More]

Build-to-rent piece of housing puzzle but no quick fix

17 April

It’s been a tough couple of years to be a renter. As competition for properties has intensified and rents have surged, policymakers have been searching for solutions. While not an answer to the immediate price crunch, the build-to-rent housing...[Read More]

Budget clouded by global wars and weak economic growth

17 April

Fog blanketing the Australian economy is unlikely to lift this year, with a weak growth outlook and volatile global conditions setting a complex scene for the federal budget. Australia’s economic growth is expected to rise 1.5 per cent in 2024 and...[Read More]

Manufacturing push is no ‘free-for-all’: treasurer

17 April

A major manufacturing initiative won’t replace private investment with taxpayer funds, the treasurer says. On Thursday the prime minister unveiled the Future Made in Australia Act, aimed at promoting local manufacturing and safeguarding the...[Read More]

Support critical for Australia to reap battery wealth

17 April

Western Australia can become a leading global source of responsibly sourced battery minerals but government support will be “critical”, a mining conference has heard. “Government support at both the state and commonwealth level is critical if...[Read More]

Call for home battery cash to support solar milestones

17 April

NSW has broken the record for the most annual rooftop solar installations of any Australia state, but Queensland is the first to surpass the one million mark. One in three households and businesses are installing the technology, according to a Clean...[Read More]

Tesla and Hyundai reveal plans to replace taxi drivers

17 April

Self-driving cars do not get drunk, they do not fall asleep, they do not get distracted by text messages, and experts and manufacturers agree they could be the answer to slashing the road toll. It’s one of the reasons why autonomous vehicles are...[Read More]

Hybrid vehicle sales speed up while petrol loses spark

17 April

Sales of hybrid cars have more than doubled in Australia during the past year in a trend that is eating away at the popularity of petrol and diesel vehicles. Hybrid vehicle sales have jumped by as much as 60 per cent in some states and territories...[Read More]

X plans to charge new users to post, Musk says

17 April

X is planning to start charging all new users a “small fee” in order to interact with posts, the social media site’s owner Elon Musk says. Replying to an account which had posted about the possible changes, the Tesla and Space X boss said...[Read More]