Online shopping spree despite cost-of-living crisis

18 July

Online retail therapy is still booming despite the cost-of-living crisis putting pressure on Australian wallets. Even with inflation leading to more expensive groceries, interest rates remaining high and wages staying relatively stagnant,...[Read More]

New poll shows cost of living issues hurting government

18 July

Federal Labor is falling behind in the polls, with a new survey showing cost of living pressures are denting its standing with voters. The government’s primary vote remains at 28 per cent, against a rise for the coalition to 38 per cent, from 36...[Read More]

Controversial ‘travel tax’ behind border security boost

17 July

Tourists are being charged more to leave Australia, as the federal government attempts to bolster biosecurity funding. An additional $47.1 million had been delivered to the biosecurity system after a change to the government’s fees and charges,...[Read More]

Sawfish secrets could help save the threatened species

17 July

Australian scientists have discovered intimate secrets about one of the world’s most threatened marine animals and it could help save the rare fish from extinction. Sawfish are extinct in nearly two dozen countries but in Western Australia,...[Read More]

Love & AI: the artificial intimacy of being understood

17 July

With artificial intelligence quickly seeping into everyday life, health experts question whether the popularity of mental health chatbots and digital lovers will alter the way people connect. Digital companions such as the ones on California-based...[Read More]

‘Significant’ funding floats green hydrogen export hub

17 July

A green hydrogen project may have cracked the chicken and egg dilemma facing the future fuel with a strategic partner providing seed money for the first floating export hub. Lack of supply has stymied demand, despite governments worldwide promising...[Read More]

Doctors call for AI rules to prevent medical mistakes

17 July

Australian doctors are using AI tools, including ChatGPT, to deal with patients every day despite a lack of guidelines or oversight from the nation’s medical regulator, an inquiry has heard. Healthcare experts revealed the issue at the Senate’s...[Read More]

Call to tax companies that replace workers with AI

18 July

Businesses that replace workers with artificial intelligence tools should pay additional taxes, an inquiry will hear, as well as calls for restrictions on the use of the technology and greater government oversight. The calls are expected at the...[Read More]

Banks improve climate funding, but work to do: report

17 July

Australia’s big four banks did not directly finance any new or expanded coal or gas projects last year but are still accused of failing to meet their own climate targets. Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB and Westpac loaned $3.6 billion to fossil fuel...[Read More]

Signs point to slow start for economy in new year

18 July

Australian consumers and business face the prospect of a sluggish economy through early 2025, according to leading indicators. An index of future-focused data points compiled by Westpac and Melbourne Institute “marginally improved” in June while...[Read More]

Wine industry abuzz as bottles flow into China

17 July

Australia’s wine sector is thriving as millions of litres of alcohol flow into China. After four years of heavy tariffs, Beijing lifted trade sanctions on Australian wine at the end of March, in a sign of thawing tensions between the two...[Read More]

Navigating ownership changes: A comprehensive guide for business owners

11 July

Changing a business’s ownership structure can be a complex process, often necessitated by various circumstances, such as partnership disputes, divorce, retirement, or the sale of the business.    Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial to...[Read More]

Creating a stress-free environment: Top 10 tips

11 July

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everyday responsibilities.    Whether you live alone or with an active family, the clutter and chaos that often accompany busy people can contribute to stress and anxiety.   Here...[Read More]

Cash flow and how to manage it

11 July

Has your business experienced negative cash flow and left you feeling stressed? Learn about cash flow and how to manage it with confidence in this post.   Company owners usually struggle with the need to strike a balance between their income and...[Read More]

Life Insurance to protect you and your family

11 July

For some people, a major reason for beginning to prepare for life’s ‘what if’ scenarios is starting a family. If your primary concern is taking care of your family, life insurance is an excellent option. It makes sure that your loved ones are...[Read More]