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]

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]

Federal Budget at a glance: focus on power bills, medicines and rent relief

15 May

THE BUDGET Budget surplus of $9.3 billion in 2024/25 Commonwealth net debt to rise to $552.5 billion (20 per cent of GDP) in 2024/25 Economic growth to rise to two per cent in 2024/25 Unemployment rate to rise to 4.5 per cent in 2024/25 Inflation...[Read More]

Biggest winners and losers revealed in federal budget

15 May

BUDGET WINNERS AND LOSERS WINNERS Lower income households – more energy bill assistance on the way Small businesses – energy bill rebates and extension of asset write offs Renewable and other energy companies – tax breaks and other incentives...[Read More]

Key strategies for successful commercial real estate investment

9 May

When considering the purchase of commercial property, it’s crucial to take a strategic approach, as the implications of your decisions can significantly affect your financial outcomes.    Here are some key factors to consider:   Top 10 Factors...[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]

Top international destinations for retirees to visit

9 May

If you’re an Australian or British retiree, retirement is the perfect time to travel the world and explore the places you’ve always wanted to see. Travelling may lead to much more than just a relaxing vacation, too. Seeing the world in your 50s,...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights Seasonal patterns in shares – should we “sell in May and go away”?

9 May

Key points – Seasonal patterns in shares gave rise to the saying “sell in May and go away, buy again on St Leger’s Day.” – However, seasonal patterns can’t always be relied on so while investors should be aware of them, betting on them...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 3/5/24

9 May

Global shares mostly rose over the last week. While US shares had a volatile week they were buoyed by good earnings results and rose sharply on Friday in response to news of cooler jobs and wages growth in April which allays fears of overheating....[Read More]

Tax revenue surge as treasurer tempers expectations

9 May

Tax revenue is expected to be $25 billion higher over the next four years, as the Albanese government tempers expectations ahead of this month’s federal budget. The budget, to be handed down by Treasurer Jim Chalmers, will show a surge in tax...[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]

Rooftop solar, electric cars could solve energy puzzle

8 May

Rooftop solar power could be Australia’s “secret weapon” in the transition to a clean energy system, a report has found, but state and federal governments need to change rules to get more out of the technology. The findings, released on Monday...[Read More]

On your bike, take a hike: paths get $100m budget boost

8 May

Walking and cycling paths will get a $100 million boost in the upcoming federal budget, in the biggest national active transport investment in more than a decade. Federal Transport Minister Catherine King announced the investment on Tuesday, with...[Read More]