Premiers unite in call for social media bans for kids

23 May

Millions of Australian children could be barred from using social media platforms under age-limit changes floated by state premiers who want bolstered protections for young people against online harm. The leaders of NSW, Queensland and Victoria...[Read More]

PM backs budget despite lukewarm polling response

22 May

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has defended cost-of-living relief measures despite the federal budget failing to spark a major boost in the polls. The $300 rebate for household energy bills proved popular, with 72 per cent of people supporting the...[Read More]

Breast tissue ‘breakthrough’ to aid cancer research

22 May

Researchers say they have managed to keep breast cancer tissue viable for at least a week outside of the human body, paving the way for enhanced cancer treatments. A new study, funded by the Prevent Breast Cancer charity, found breast tissue could...[Read More]

Consumer spending the wildcard in rate hike uncertainty

23 May

Australian consumers have been saving rather than spending and a change in behaviour could complicate matters for the Reserve Bank, keeping interest rates higher for longer. The minutes from the central bank’s May meeting confirmed a rate hike was...[Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]