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If we wanted to, we could stop filling shoeboxes with receipts. Here's how to simplify work-related tax deductions

Le Do/ShutterstockEver wondered why you’re still collecting receipts on the off-chance the Tax Office wants to see them?A decade ago, fired up by what he’d read in the Henry Tax Review, Labor Treasurer Wayne Swan prom...

An extra $1.7 billion for child care will help some. It won't improve affordability for most

santypan/ShutterstockThe Australian government has announced big changes to its child-care subsidy ahead of the May 11 federal budget. The changes involve adding A$1.7 billion to the A$10.3 billion a year already budgeted for ch...

3 economic facts point to a big-spending federal budget

“It’s difficult to make predictions,” the saying goes, “especially about the future.” The many predictions federal budgets make about the economy over the coming four years must therefore be taken wit...

Weekend Times

Parrtjima opens in Australia’s Red Centre

Free event in Alice Springs will lift spirits every night until 20 September Parrtjima – A Festival in Light launched last night with an incredible display of lighting installations and ...

Prime Minister Interview with Peta Credlin, Sky News Live

PETA CREDLIN: Well, tonight, 26 year old Sarah Caisip is alone in a hotel quarantine room. Earlier today, as we've told you, she was allowed out of that hotel room to view the body of her d...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Interviewed by Ray Hadley, 4BC

RAY HADLEY: The Prime Minister has been in contact with me. He's on the line right now. Prime Minister, good morning to you.  PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Ray. HADLEY: I note, in your...

Car subscription offers part-time workers access to a car during COVID-19

New research commissioned by Carly, Australia’s first flexible car subscription provider, surveyed more than 1200 Australians and found that 48% of part time workers would consider car subs...

Eradicate Sugar To Aid Good Mental Health

It’s R U OK Day tomorrow, Thursday 10 September, the national day of action for people to check in with their peers, family and friends to see if they’re ok.  Twenty per cent of Austr...

Why Car Sharing is dominating Car Renting

Sustainability, budget, urban living, lack of parking – these are just a few of the reasons that many people are choosing not to buy cars in today’s environment. Some want to do somethi...

The modelling behind Melbourne’s extended city-wide lockdown is problematic

I totally support the goal of eliminating the coronavirus from Victoria and at the same time hopefully eliminating it from all of Australia. I’ve written a book making the case this is t...

Strong Australia panel interview with Kieran Gilbert

Kieran Gilbert, chief news anchor Sky News: The Business Council of Australia continued its Strong Australia series today. This time the spotlight on the city of Wagga. How are regional ci...

Lifestyle

NFTs hit the big league, but not everyone will win from this new sports craze

Some buy sporting memorabilia for love. Others for money. The world record for most money paid for a sports-related item goes to the original Olympic manifesto written in 1892 by International Olympic Committee founder Pierre de C...

The budget is a window into the treasurer's soul. Here's what to look for Tuesday night

What in America they call the State of the Union, in Australia we call the federal budget.As surprising as it may seem, Australian budgets aren’t really about money — they’re about values.As a case in point, a ...

World

NFTs hit the big league, but not everyone will win from this new sports craze

Some buy sporting memorabilia for love. Others for money. The world record for most money paid for a sports-related item goes to the original Olympic manifesto written in 1892 by International Ol...

The budget is a window into the treasurer's soul. Here's what to look for Tuesday night

What in America they call the State of the Union, in Australia we call the federal budget.As surprising as it may seem, Australian budgets aren’t really about money — they’re ...

how it works, and what it means for families and the economy

MariaNikiforova/ShutterstockThe federal government is pitching its 2021 budget as “women-friendly”. Yesterday it announced a key feature of that – more money to make child care ...

If we wanted to, we could stop filling shoeboxes with receipts. Here's how to simplify work-related tax deductions

Le Do/ShutterstockEver wondered why you’re still collecting receipts on the off-chance the Tax Office wants to see them?A decade ago, fired up by what he’d read in the Henry Tax Revi...

An extra $1.7 billion for child care will help some. It won't improve affordability for most

santypan/ShutterstockThe Australian government has announced big changes to its child-care subsidy ahead of the May 11 federal budget. The changes involve adding A$1.7 billion to the A$10.3 bil...

3 economic facts point to a big-spending federal budget

“It’s difficult to make predictions,” the saying goes, “especially about the future.” The many predictions federal budgets make about the economy over the coming fou...

Exclusive. Top economists back budget push for an unemployment rate beginning with '4'

MIA Studio/ShutterstockAustralia’s top economists have overwhelmingly backed a decision by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to reset the budget strategy so that it prioritises achieving an unemplo...

Contrary to popular belief, middle-aged entrepreneurs do better

insta_photos/ShutterstockBill Gates was 21 when he and Paul Allen registered Microsoft. Steve Jobs was 22 when he and Steve Wozniak launched Apple. Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard...

Politics

Republicans have used a ‘law and order’ message to win elections before. This is why Trump could do it again

In 1991, Donald Trump’s mother, Mary, was mugged on a New York street. As Trump’s niece recounts in her new book, the young assailant slammed Mary’s head into her Rolls Royce so hard...

Ensuring a consistent Australian foreign policy - Scott Morrison

The Morrison Government will introduce new legislation to ensure the arrangements states, territories, councils and universities have with foreign governments are consistent with Australian...

Prime Minister Press Conference Australian Parliament House

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon everyone. Today's meeting of the National Cabinet came during a week of what I'd describe of increased hope. This was a week of hope. We were able to speak of...

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