September 2022

Almost four million Australians tuned in to watch Queen Elizabeth’s funeral service, but fewer than half the population believe the country should become a republic. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is on his way back to Australia, having joined more than 2000 people in Westminster Abbey for...

The head of the United Nations has called for Australia and other major economies to tax the super profits of fossil fuel companies to help people make ends meet and be protected from climate change. “I am calling on all developed economies to tax the windfall...

The federal government will end petrol excise relief but insists motorists won’t be hit too hard at the bowser. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has confirmed the September 28 deadline on the temporary fuel excise cut of 22 cents per litre, citing the need for “responsible budget management”...

Australia’s agricultural sector would be the big winner in a new free trade deal with the UK, the chief negotiator says. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Elisabeth Bowes has told a parliamentary inquiry ratifying the agreement would bring huge benefits to Australia. Australia is the...

Do you know what single-touch payroll (STP) is? Most likely, you’ve encountered the term, especially if you own a small business in Australia where STP is mandatory. This requirement applies even to companies employing just a single staff member — whether part-time, full-time, seasonal, casual or...

Your credit score is a numerical indicator lenders use to determine how risk-free you are as a borrower. It is based on the details in your credit report, such as your borrowing history and whether you have made timely payments. People with low credit scores may...

Older Australian renters are being pushed prematurely into aged care due to high costs, insecurity and insufficient quality of housing, a new report has found. A national survey of 500 people aged over 50 conducted by Anglicare Australia found significant barriers to ageing at home which...

Business confidence and conditions remain persistently strong despite global economic headwinds. In August, confidence rose three points to +10 index points, while conditions rose one point to +20 index points. Commenting on NAB’s August business survey, the bank’s chief economist Alan Oster said business confidence was robust...

Many Australians will know Don Smallgoods for its 1990s ads which comically proclaimed: “Is Don. Is Good.” Three decades later, the company is being held up as an example of how to strengthen the regional workforce, offering parents desirable school-friendly hours and predictable rosters. Kadi Taylor, from...

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