Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 19/7/24

22 July

Global share markets mostly fell over the last week with tech stocks remaining under pressure, US political uncertainty starting to creep in, a lack of new stimulus from the Third Plenum in China and profit taking after markets reached record...[Read More]

Navigating the intricacies of family Law: Why professional guidance is essential

18 July

Family law is a highly sensitive niche that profoundly impacts the lives of individuals and families.  Given its intricate nature, seeking professional advice is paramount to effectively navigating its complexities.  Here, we explore some trending...[Read More]

Inspired living: Cultivating self-motivation and purpose

18 July

Self-inspiration is a transformative process, igniting our internal drive and pushing us toward our goals with newfound energy and enthusiasm.  It is the spark that fuels our passion, creativity, and resilience. Inspiration is not a fleeting moment...[Read More]

Make sure you follow these tips when getting ready for a holiday overseas

18 July

If you plan to embark on overseas travel, then it’s crucial to be prepared. For sure, the thought of holidaying overseas is exciting. However, aside from mastering what to pack for a holiday abroad, make sure you follow these tips to ensure you...[Read More]

What you need to know about home improvement

18 July

Embarking on a home improvement can be an exciting and rewarding process. It can transform your living space and increase the value of your property. With so many informative videos and other great resources online, there’s a thriving culture...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 12/7/24

17 July

Share markets rose again over the last week with new highs in US, Japanese and Australian shares as expectations for Fed rate cuts were reinforced by comments from Fed Chair Powell and soft US inflation data and uncertainty about the impact of the...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian shares at new record highs – is it sustainable?

17 July

Key points – With Australian shares reaching a new record high we have revised up our slightly our expectations for the ASX 200 this year (from 7900 to 8100) reflecting prospects for lower interest rates globally and eventually in Australia...[Read More]

Call to tax companies that replace workers with AI

17 July

Businesses that replace workers with artificial intelligence tools should pay additional taxes, an inquiry will hear, as well as calls for restrictions on the use of the technology and greater government oversight. The calls are expected at the...[Read More]

Gridlock on new energy transmission adds to bill shock

17 July

Consumers in NSW face the biggest bill shock from the nation’s delays in transmission infrastructure to support renewable energy, independent modelling shows. Households and businesses face higher electricity bills unless federal and state...[Read More]

Calls for law as AI rogues plunder Australian creatives

17 July

Australia urgently needs to restrict the use of AI to protect workers, an inquiry has been told amid warnings the technology has already been deployed to cut creative jobs and replace humans with digital clones. The call comes after the Senate...[Read More]

Controversial ‘travel tax’ behind border security boost

17 July

Tourists are being charged more to leave Australia, as the federal government attempts to bolster biosecurity funding. An additional $47.1 million had been delivered to the biosecurity system after a change to the government’s fees and charges,...[Read More]

Green tick for big Sun Cable solar farm and subsea line

17 July

A bold plan to send Australian solar power to Southeast Asia through the world’s longest undersea energy cable is a step closer to development. SunCable’s Australia-Asia Power Link project has been granted approval by the Northern Territory’s...[Read More]

Fifteen new Bushmasters to be built in Victoria

17 July

They’re the defence vehicles that have become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance against Russia, and now, millions more will be spent to create more to be used by Australian forces. The federal government has announced a $45 million contract to...[Read More]

Tips for Aussie rules women to head off concussion rate

17 July

Neck muscle training could be key to protecting women’s footballers, with a study finding they are far more likely to suffer concussion than their male counterparts. A University of South Australia study – touted as the first large-scale injury...[Read More]

AFL community confused by tackling bans

17 July

THE AFL COMMUNITY REACTS TO THE THREE-GAME BANS HANDED OUT TO BRISBANE’S CHARLIE CAMERON AND GWS’S TOBY BEDFORD: * “I thought it was the perfect tackle. So it’s a very harsh penalty, but I mean, what do you do? It’s hard to know as a...[Read More]