RBA still not ‘ruling anything in or out’ on next move

19 June

Interest rates have been left on hold by the Reserve Bank which is keeping its options open on future moves, with neither a cut nor a hike ruled out. The central bank has again left its target cash rate at 4.35 per cent, where it has sat since...[Read More]

‘A few little alerts’ ringing for the RBA on inflation

19 June

Persistent price pressures, stronger household spending and sluggish productivity performance are some of the risk factors worrying Australia’s central bank in the challenging final mile on inflation. As universally expected, the Reserve Bank of...[Read More]

Cash can’t crash: why physical money is here to stay

19 June

It’s said money talks, but the conversation about a cashless society has grown ‘coinvoluted’. From credit and debit cards, to digital wallets on mobile phones – the ways Australians now choose to pay has sparked questions about whether cash...[Read More]

Coalition says nuclear power could enter grid by 2030s

19 June

Australian homes could be powered by nuclear energy by 2035 at the earliest under the coalition’s election plan. Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has unveiled details of his much-anticipated nuclear energy policy, which will put nuclear power plants...[Read More]

Self-driving cars are safer, just not at dawn or dusk

19 June

Self-driving cars are safer than those driven by humans, a study has revealed, but the advanced vehicles are more likely to crash in challenging weather conditions or when performing turns. The findings were revealed in a study published in the...[Read More]

Chalmers eyes soft landing amid budget criticism

19 June

Inflation back within target, an economy that’s still growing and an unemployment rate “with a four in front of it” is the soft landing the federal treasurer is targeting. Jim Chalmers remains cautiously confident the Australian economy can...[Read More]

Targets set as Victoria eyes millions of extra homes

19 June

Geelong will shoulder the highest new homes target of any Victorian area, as the state moves to add 2.5 million dwellings by the middle of the century. Premier Jacinta Allan on Sunday unveiled proposed housing targets for all Victorian local...[Read More]

Reflections reveal climate risk to Murray-Darling Basin

19 June

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan needs flexibility to balance the water needs of people and the environment and to prepare for a drier future for Australia’s largest river system, a review has revealed. At the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s River...[Read More]

Why Australia is hosting an electric vehicle price war

19 June

Some have called it the Tesla graveyard – hundreds of new electric cars parked at the Port of Melbourne, awaiting owners. Critics argue the scene is a sign that Australia’s soaring electric vehicle sales have finally hit a speed bump and are...[Read More]

Sinking ad numbers signal tougher times for job seekers

19 June

Job hunters still have more choice of open roles compared with pre-pandemic levels, even as the average number of ads each week continues to fall. Since the end of 2023, job ad volumes have tumbled 8.2 per cent, reflecting a labour market gradually...[Read More]

Boomers won’t give up retirement dreams for kids

13 June

Boomers can see younger Australians are struggling financially and want to help where they can, but they are not willing to do so at the expense of their retirement lifestyle, new research shows. Four in five Australians over 65 think their children...[Read More]

Optimise your investments and ensure a secure financial future with your Financial Adviser

13 June

Navigating the complex financial landscape is challenging. However, with the right Financial Adviser, you can optimise your investments and ensure a secure financial future. By understanding how clients often perceive missteps in their...[Read More]

Permit for Airbnbs amid housing crisis crack down

12 June

Property owners will be forced to acquire a permit to operate an Airbnb in Brisbane amid the impact of short-stay accommodation on housing supply. Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will introduce a system to regulate the rise in Airbnb in the...[Read More]

Captain Chalmers lines up soft landing on narrow runway

12 June

Global headwinds will continue to buffet Australia’s economy as Treasurer Jim Chalmers sets a course for a final approach towards low inflation. Dr Chalmers is confident Australia remains on track for “a soft landing on a narrow runway”,...[Read More]

Universal childcare would be ‘national asset’, PM says

12 June

Australia already has universal schooling, Medicare and superannuation and the prime minister believes childcare should be treated the same way. Early learning and parenting groups have rallied around a Centre for Policy Development plan to fix the...[Read More]