Top 10 Essentials for Lifelong Health and Wellness

16 May

Creating a sustainable approach to health and well-being involves habits and practices that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health over the long term.    Here’s a top 10 list to help maintain ongoing health and well-being:   Balanced...[Read More]

Caravan lifestyle in Australia

16 May

A rising number of Australians are searching for alternative life experiences that provide them with a sense of independence from city life and a connection to nature.   Caravan living can be for you if you’re looking for new experiences or wish...[Read More]

5 Tips for an amazing life after retirement

16 May

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement...[Read More]

Renovations to add value when flipping houses

16 May

If you’re investing in real estate for resale, you need to know what types of renovations to prioritise. This can help your property create some buzz in the market, with a price you can easily justify to serious buyers.   Struggling with what...[Read More]

States query GST carve-up despite ‘constructive’ budget

16 May

States are split on the federal budget as the two most populous jurisdictions question their GST shares, while resource-heavy Western Australia counts its riches. NSW will be the biggest loser from the annual GST distribution set out in the budget...[Read More]

Treasurer absorbs warnings on budget fuelling inflation

16 May

While the federal government says its budget will lower inflation, analysts counter that broad cost-of-living relief, such as energy rebates and tax cuts, could make things worse. An expanded version of the energy-bill relief delivered in last...[Read More]

Internet age limits and online harm targeted in budget

16 May

Millions of dollars will be spent protecting children from harmful online content, fighting evolving online threats, and warning about gambling features hidden inside video games. The federal budget measures come in addition to investments in...[Read More]

Budget reveals plans to generate AI rules, restrictions

15 May

Australia will take another step towards banning the high-risk use of artificial intelligence technology in fields such as healthcare and copyright material after a $39 million funding boost. The government revealed a series of measures involving AI...[Read More]

Aussies on ‘La Nina watch’ as dry turns into downpours

15 May

Australia has been put on “La Nina watch” as meteorologists point to a likely cooling Pacific Ocean, which could bring more rain to parts of the country. But the Bureau of Meteorology noted that despite the watch being in place, there was no...[Read More]

Cost-of-living relief and more homes in federal budget

15 May

FEDERAL BUDGET SUMMARY   ECONOMY * Budget surplus of $9.3 billion in 2023/24 * Deficits of $28.3 billion in 2024/25, $42.8 billion in 2025/26, $26.7 billion in 2026/27 and $24.3 billion in 2027/28 * Commonwealth net debt rising to $552.5 billion...[Read More]

Charge an electric car for $5? Energy trial goes public

15 May

A program promising to fully charge an electric car at home for $5 has been opened to the public after two months of testing. Origin Energy announced the wider launch of its EV Power Up program on Tuesday after trialling the service with 200 drivers...[Read More]

Aussies’ armchair guide to federal budget gobbledygook

15 May

AN ARMCHAIR GUIDE TO BUDGET24 TERMINOLOGY:   * FEDERAL BUDGET: A plan for collecting, spending and borrowing, with income from taxes and investments mostly spent on social security and welfare, health, education, defence and paying interest on...[Read More]

‘Massive incentive’ to replace diesel with hydrogen

15 May

Future drivers and industries could use certified green hydrogen at a pump price the same or less than diesel after production subsidies kick in, a renewable hydrogen developer says. The new tax break in the 2024/25 federal budget was a “massive...[Read More]

Incentives set to fuel green hydrogen growth

15 May

Tax breaks to supercharge the production of renewable hydrogen for use as a fuel and other applications are part of the federal budget’s push for net-zero prosperity. The global renewable hydrogen race is already well underway as advanced...[Read More]

Farmers get drought and climate relief amid export ban

15 May

Farmers will have extra tools to manage drought, cut emissions and deal with the mental toll of life on the land, as the federal government seeks to shift the focus away from fury over a ban on live sheep exports. The 2024/25 budget has delivered...[Read More]