High price of petrol explained
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Explainer: What drives the price of petrol?

- February 24, 2022 3 MIN READ

Filling up at the pump has never been so expensive. What drives the price of petrol so high and is there anything we can do about it? The price of crude oil is at multi-year highs and that has a flow-on effect directly to the bowser. In a nutshell, crude oil’s price has been affected… Read more »

Best ways to manage your credit card debt better
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4 ways to manage your credit card debt better

- September 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

While credit card debt has been significantly reduced over the past few years, 28 per cent of credit card users say they wouldn’t be able to manage their finances without one. So, what can you do to manage your credit card better? RBA figures show that Australia’s national credit card debt clocks in at over… Read more »

Delta and economy

3 major economic challenges for Australia’s long-term prosperity

- September 17, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Australian economy is doing well despite Delta, but 3 major economic challenges loom: housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation. This week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published its first Economic Survey of Australia since 2018. It gives Australia good marks for a remarkably good economic response to the COVID pandemic, but… Read more »

Job security in the COVID age
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How to increase your job security in the age of COVID

- August 18, 2021 3 MIN READ

Job security? What job security? It’s almost as though the concept has completely disappeared in this COVID age of lockdowns, stand downs and failing companies. It’s not just COVID putting people out of work either. Modern business practices mean companies continue to “resize”, “downsize”, “re-engineer”, or whatever the latest management buzz word is. In the… Read more »

Australian lockdown supported by economists

Why most economists continue to back lockdowns

- August 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

With the prospect of a lengthier lockdown looming over Sydney, the idea of “living with the virus” has resurfaced. But it’s not something supported by most economists. by John Quiggin, The University of Queensland and Richard Holden, UNSW NSW’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, raised the prospect of abandoning the lockdown and accepting that “the virus… Read more »

A quick wrap up of the 2021 financial year
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A quick wrap up of the 2021 financial year

- July 2, 2021 5 MIN READ

It may not feel like it but, it’s official, the average Australian has never been richer… on paper at least. Before I go through the figures, I should point out that Aussies are asset rich but cash poor. The value of their superannuation and houses have skyrocketed, but not their wages. That’s why you don’t… Read more »