Business Update – 3 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Business Council suggests rebranding to entice overseas workers To help weather the storm of high inflation, supply chain issues, and a skilled worker shortfall, Business Council of Australia released a paper proposing we “rebrand” to convince foreign workers to relocate here and help the economy. Economy in trouble as…  Read more

Business Update – 26 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Mortgage payment struggles lie ahead for homeowners RBA Deputy Governor Michelle Bullock estimates that 30 percent of homeowners will struggle to make mortgage payments as interest rates rise. Payment increases of 40 percent may be seen among homeowners who took advantage of record low fixed rates just five years…  Read more

Business Update – 19 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. 20-year comparison shows how drastically the housing market has changed At the turn of the millennium, the median age of first-time homebuyers was 24.5 years, with mortgages generally taken out on 20-year terms. Today, the median age has risen by at least ten years and 30-year terms are commonplace.…  Read more

Business Update – 12 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Many air travellers stranded as airports see busiest days since the beginning of the pandemic A significant portion of the airline workforce is recovering from COVID-19 or the flu, making flight delays and cancellations increasingly common. Doctors urge 4th shot as COVID-19 cases rise again As a new Omicron…  Read more

Business Update – 6 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. How to keep your tax bill low With tax time upon us, here are 8 simple ways you can maximise your refund or keep your bill as small as possible. It’s a good time to catch up on your taxes It’s required to lodge your tax return every year,…  Read more

Business Update – 29 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Lack of Chinese investment worrying A new report shows that Chinese investment in the Australian economy fell a staggering 69 per cent in the last financial year, reaching 2007 levels. The shift signals a change in the international financial landscape. ATO cracks down on family trust fraud, worrying tax…  Read more

Business Update – 15 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Changes to aged care payment system Services Australia is updating the aged care payment system. Residential aged care services events won’t be able to be submitted between 14 to 22 July. Read the details here. Food tech company NotCo expanding into Australia The company produces plant-based milk, beef, and…  Read more

Business Update – 8 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. ATO reminds Australians about changes this tax season The Australian Tax Office anticipates that many will continue to be impacted by COVID-19, and is offering support to get your taxes right the first time. A summary can be found here. Cash rate expected to rise this week The official…  Read more

Business Update – 1 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. ASX carries momentum into a new week The local sharemarket started the week at a three-week high, coming off a rally from last week. Tech and payment firms were among the industries leading the charge. Bubs jumps 80% as deal struck to aid US Baby formula manufacturer Bubs Australia…  Read more

Business Update – 11 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. GST fraud attempts circulating on social media lead to extra security measures Due to a significant number of GST refund fraud attempts, legitimate businesses may face extra steps to receive their refunds as extra security measures are put in place. Tighter controls around ABN and GST registration have been…  Read more

Business Update – 5 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. More Australians turning away from home ownership A new study suggests that younger Australians are choosing to invest their money in stocks over buying a home. Around 43 percent said they would choose to invest their money instead of spending it, and 38 percent of those saying they would…  Read more

Business Update – 27 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Xero Report: Small Business Creation at Record Levels Landmark research from Xero has revealed new small business registrations in Australia are at unprecedented levels, growing 34% from 225,000 in 2019 to over 300,000 in 2021. Over the next 10 years, an estimated 3.5 million small businesses are expected to…  Read more

Business Update – 20 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Latest Changes in Travel Rules The requirement for people travelling to Australia from overseas to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival has been lifted. A ban on international cruise ships coming to the country and a rule preventing rapid antigen testing price gouging have also ended. You can find…  Read more

Business Update – 13 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Mask Mandate to be Dropped in South Australia South Australians will be spared from wearing masks in most public indoor spaces from Good Friday, but will still be required in high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care or residential disability facilities, on public transport and in ride-sharing vehicles. Business…  Read more

Business Update – 6 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Central Bank Opens Its Door to Interest Rate Hike The central bank dropped its previous pledge to be “patient” on policy, signalling a step towards an eventual tightening. While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept its cash rate at 0.1%, it noted inflation had picked up and was…  Read more

Business Update – 30 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Federal Budget 2022 Find out how the Federal Budget 2022 affects you. ABC News offers a summary of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s latest budget, indicating who’s getting a cash boost and who’s not. Bonus Tax Deductions for Small Businesses The Technology Investment Boost allows small businesses to claim 120% of…  Read more

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