Investment expert warns prices ‘rollercoaster’ possible

13 March

Global inflation may fall back to target more quickly than expected in the near term but could then rebound higher again because of geopolitical fragmentation, the low-carbon transition and other supply shocks. That’s the thinking of BlackRock...[Read More]

Rooftop solar pays its own way as more homes switch on

31 January

Solar power from household rooftops remains the most popular way of reducing electricity bills, market data shows. Some 2.5 gigawatts of residential solar power was installed in 2023, equivalent to 6.1 million average-sized solar panels, but fewer...[Read More]

Protect what you have

4 January

People strive hard to accomplish a variety of goals during their lifetime, although there’s nothing more significant than being able to spend quality time in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Indeed, investing in relationships gives...[Read More]

19 Tips for your best life after retirement

20 December

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]

Farmland most ‘tightly held’ it’s been in a generation

18 October

Australian farmland is more tightly held than it has been for a generation and prospective buyers are carefully reassessing purchasing decisions, according to a new report. The Rural Bank Australian Farmland Values Report is the longest-running...[Read More]

Pathway to budget balance littered with tough calls

26 April

Cost of living relief must be temporary and targeted and cash splashes shelved if the federal government is serious about taming inflation and returning the budget to balance in the next 10 years, new PwC analysis shows. Modelling by the major...[Read More]

Final Aust coin featuring Queen released

14 December

Since ascending to the throne in 1952, six portraits of Queen Elizabeth II have appeared on the back of Australian coins. But next year, a new design featuring the late monarch will be released for the final time. Nearly three months after her death...[Read More]

Budget good, but more needed: business

26 October

Peak business groups have hailed the Albanese government’s first budget as careful and cautious, but warn hard work lies ahead to shore up the economy. Business Council chief Jennifer Westacott said the Labor economic blueprint made the...[Read More]

Electric car tax cuts welcome, more wanted

26 October

Federal budget tax cuts for electric cars and moves to create a national electric vehicle charging network in Australia have been welcomed by motoring and environmental groups overnight. The policies could shave $4700 off the cost of buying an...[Read More]

Families remember Bali victims 20 years on

5 October

When Kevin Paltridge’s son Corey was killed in the 2002 Bali bombings, the devastated father turned to other Australians whose children had died suddenly to try to cope with his own loss. He quit his job as an airline supervisor and went to...[Read More]