Separation and divorce are fairly simple legal processes

23 May

No matter how sincere and pure people’s intentions are when they utter their marriage vows and say ‘I do’, there comes a time in some marriages when the relationship irretrievably breaks down. In such cases, separation is usually inevitable...[Read More]

Maximising tax savings: Top 10 End of Financial Year tips and the value of professional advice

23 May

The end of the financial year (EOFY) is a critical period for individuals and businesses alike. Proper planning and organisation can lead to significant tax savings and ensure compliance with tax laws.    Here are ten essential EOFY tax tips and...[Read More]

Changes are coming for trust tax returns

23 May

From 1 July, there’ll be changes to the way you report and submit trust tax returns. Income tax reporting changes under the Modernisation of Trust Administration Systems (MTAS) will come into effect on 1 July for small business owners who are...[Read More]

5 Tips for an amazing life after retirement

16 May

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]

What are the main types of intellectual property?

16 May

Intellectual property (IP) represents creations of the mind and encompasses various legal protections.   Here’s an insight into the primary types of IP:   Copyright Copyright law shields the original expression of ideas, including literature,...[Read More]

States query GST carve-up despite ‘constructive’ budget

16 May

States are split on the federal budget as the two most populous jurisdictions question their GST shares, while resource-heavy Western Australia counts its riches. NSW will be the biggest loser from the annual GST distribution set out in the budget...[Read More]

Incentives set to fuel green hydrogen growth

15 May

Tax breaks to supercharge the production of renewable hydrogen for use as a fuel and other applications are part of the federal budget’s push for net-zero prosperity. The global renewable hydrogen race is already well underway as advanced...[Read More]

Navigating Legal Language: Why Understanding Legal Terms is Essential for Every Australian

9 May

Here’s an introduction to some of the top legal terms commonly used in Australia, presented in a list format.  Understanding these terms can be very helpful in navigating legal documents or discussions. Top 10 Legal Terms Used in...[Read More]

Tax revenue surge as treasurer tempers expectations

9 May

Tax revenue is expected to be $25 billion higher over the next four years, as the Albanese government tempers expectations ahead of this month’s federal budget. The budget, to be handed down by Treasurer Jim Chalmers, will show a surge in tax...[Read More]

Groceries inquiry backs breaking up major supermarkets

8 May

Laws to break up supermarket giants that abuse their market power should be introduced, a parliamentary inquiry has recommended, while calling for measures banning price gouging at the check-out. A Senate committee examining supermarket prices...[Read More]

Choosing a New Home: Top 10 Considerations for Selecting the Right Retirement Community

2 May

Finding the right retirement home is a significant decision that marks a new chapter in life. While it might evoke mixed emotions, recognising the need for more tailored care and support can also be a positive step towards enjoying a fulfilling and...[Read More]

Small business tips when using a tax professional

1 May

Are you running a busy small business? It might make it easier for you to have a tax professional help you with your tax obligations. You can also find information yourself, for example through the ATO website and ATO CommunityExternal...[Read More]

Steps to building an emergency fund & why do you need one

25 April

Life is unpredictable, and financial surprises can arise when you least expect them. This is where an emergency fund comes in. This financial safety net is designed to cover unexpected expenses, like car repairs or medical bills, or provide support...[Read More]

Ensuring Harmony and Legality: The Critical Role of Legal Advice in Family Estate Planning

25 April

Estate planning is a crucial but often challenging aspect of managing familial wealth and assets, particularly as parents age. The process involves making decisions about how to allocate assets such as businesses and property among siblings, which...[Read More]

Senators want property tax reforms back on the agenda

25 April

Tweaking property investor taxes could save the federal budget billions and boost home ownership, even with exemptions for those operating under the old rules, analysis commissioned by two senators suggests. Independent senators David Pocock and...[Read More]