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Hundreds of thousands of Australians will be better off in retirement when the superannuation income threshold payment is dropped on July 1. The axing of the $450 threshold means employees aged 18 and over will have to be paid super, regardless of how much they earn. Aware...

Australians appear to be adjusting to a world of rising inflation and interest rates, aided by recent state budget initiatives. The ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index jumped 3.7 per cent in the past week, building on a modest gain the previous week and after a near-eight...

The national average for unleaded petrol struck its second highest level in history last week, with every state and territory now paying more than $2 per litre, but there are signs of better times ahead for motorists. The Australian Institute for Petroleum said the national average...

Export restrictions in about 24 countries globally are pushing up prices and increasing food insecurity, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. The latest ABARES Insights report showed food prices have increased 65 per cent in the past two years, and...

Estate planning involves developing a strategy to deal with your assets after you die – the legal instruments and structures, such as a will, you put in place to transfer your assets in the event of death. Tax is a major consideration in estate planning, and...

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions increased in the last year, according to new data. A quarterly update of the national greenhouse gas inventory says there was an 0.8 per cent increase in emissions in 2021, equal to 4.1 million tonnes more than the same period in 2020. Increased...

Food and beverage wholesaler Metcash has reported record annual sales and lifted full-year profit, but warns food inflation has continued to rise during the second half of the financial year. The IGA Supermarkets owner and distributor says net profit for the 12 months to April 30...

More than half of Australian women earned the national minimum wage or less last year, compared to 38 per cent of men. The latest census shows 53 per cent of women aged 15 or older were earning $799 a week or less, including those on no...

Qatar Airways will increase flights into Adelaide from next month, as demand for both international and domestic travel continues to rise following the removal of COVID-19 restrictions. The airline will boost its Doha to Adelaide service from three to five flights a week from July 1. The...