How to avoid being scammed online by hackers

17 July

Criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their approach to online scams, with ‘social engineering’ a common tool used by fraudsters.  Helping staff to understand how social engineering works is one of the most important frontline...[Read More]

Controversial ‘travel tax’ behind border security boost

17 July

Tourists are being charged more to leave Australia, as the federal government attempts to bolster biosecurity funding. An additional $47.1 million had been delivered to the biosecurity system after a change to the government’s fees and charges,...[Read More]

Green tick for big Sun Cable solar farm and subsea line

17 July

A bold plan to send Australian solar power to Southeast Asia through the world’s longest undersea energy cable is a step closer to development. SunCable’s Australia-Asia Power Link project has been granted approval by the Northern Territory’s...[Read More]

Call to tax companies that replace workers with AI

17 July

Businesses that replace workers with artificial intelligence tools should pay additional taxes, an inquiry will hear, as well as calls for restrictions on the use of the technology and greater government oversight. The calls are expected at the...[Read More]

New poll shows cost of living issues hurting government

17 July

Federal Labor is falling behind in the polls, with a new survey showing cost of living pressures are denting its standing with voters. The government’s primary vote remains at 28 per cent, against a rise for the coalition to 38 per cent, from 36...[Read More]

Gridlock on new energy transmission adds to bill shock

17 July

Consumers in NSW face the biggest bill shock from the nation’s delays in transmission infrastructure to support renewable energy, independent modelling shows. Households and businesses face higher electricity bills unless federal and state...[Read More]

Signs point to slow start for economy in new year

17 July

Australian consumers and business face the prospect of a sluggish economy through early 2025, according to leading indicators. An index of future-focused data points compiled by Westpac and Melbourne Institute “marginally improved” in June while...[Read More]

Fifteen new Bushmasters to be built in Victoria

17 July

They’re the defence vehicles that have become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance against Russia, and now, millions more will be spent to create more to be used by Australian forces. The federal government has announced a $45 million contract to...[Read More]

Doctors call for AI rules to prevent medical mistakes

17 July

Australian doctors are using AI tools, including ChatGPT, to deal with patients every day despite a lack of guidelines or oversight from the nation’s medical regulator, an inquiry has heard. Healthcare experts revealed the issue at the Senate’s...[Read More]

Online shopping spree despite cost-of-living crisis

17 July

Online retail therapy is still booming despite the cost-of-living crisis putting pressure on Australian wallets. Even with inflation leading to more expensive groceries, interest rates remaining high and wages staying relatively stagnant,...[Read More]

Love & AI: the artificial intimacy of being understood

17 July

With artificial intelligence quickly seeping into everyday life, health experts question whether the popularity of mental health chatbots and digital lovers will alter the way people connect. Digital companions such as the ones on California-based...[Read More]

What insurances do sole traders need?

17 July

There are lots of reasons to be a sole trader – to simplify your business or  if you’re just starting out are some of the common ones.  Maybe you’re an artist or graphic designer working from home. Perhaps you’ve got a side hustle as a...[Read More]

Calls for law as AI rogues plunder Australian creatives

17 July

Australia urgently needs to restrict the use of AI to protect workers, an inquiry has been told amid warnings the technology has already been deployed to cut creative jobs and replace humans with digital clones. The call comes after the Senate...[Read More]

Navigating ownership changes: A comprehensive guide for business owners

11 July

Changing a business’s ownership structure can be a complex process, often necessitated by various circumstances, such as partnership disputes, divorce, retirement, or the sale of the business.    Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial to...[Read More]

Cash flow and how to manage it

11 July

Has your business experienced negative cash flow and left you feeling stressed? Learn about cash flow and how to manage it with confidence in this post.   Company owners usually struggle with the need to strike a balance between their income and...[Read More]