October 2023

Petrol prices have jumped more than seven per cent in three months as volatility in oil markets and the weakening Australian dollar threatens to keep up prices. Motorists have been commonly paying more than $2 a litre, though the average price as measured by the Australian...

The idea of exiting the workforce ahead of schedule to travel the world, launch a passion project, establish a small business, engage in volunteer work, or simply enjoy life, is enticing for many. However, it’s crucial to note that planning for an early retirement presents...

Being viewed or referred to as a ‘leader’ or ‘future leader’ in any establishment is a major sign of how well-regarded you are as an employee. However, while a leader may or may not be a manager, being a manager doesn’t instantly make one a leader. A manager...

Are you getting ready for a long-awaited holiday? You probably have plenty of preparation and planning to do, especially if you have pets. Whether taking your pet with you or leaving it with a trusted caregiver, there is still much to take care of.   Travelling with your...

The importance of personal financial planning can’t be overstated, regardless of your age. Proper financial planning can offer a safety net for you and your family while giving you the freedom to make informed choices. Many adults worry about the fundamental aspects of finance, such...

  From 1 July 2026, employers will be required to pay their employees’ super at the same time as their salary and wages. Currently, employers are only required to pay their employees’ super quarterly. These changes to payday super were announced in the 2023–24 Budget. We’ve since been...

Businesses have been urged to help close the gap between disabled and non-disabled Australians after a new report highlighted a sobering disparity in health and economic outcomes. Australians living with a disability are three times more likely to die by suicide than their non-disabled peers, the...

Proposed new laws cracking down on misinformation should not cover government messages because of the impact on disaster alerts, an inquiry has been told. The Albanese government is sifting through thousands of comments and submissions on draft laws to force social media platforms to deal with...

Many clean energy advocates want to focus on electrifying homes but Australians need to consider how their emissions-intensive economy makes products, a leading public financier says. Darren Miller, CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, said on Wednesday that progress in the industrial sector is critical...

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