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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

New housing vision built on tooling up more tradies

17 July

Ramped-up plans to build hundreds of thousands of new homes will only be met if NSW can find many more workers to complete the job. A report commissioned by a national industry body found the sector would produce construction worth $79.2 billion by...[Read More]

Toddler milk ‘a myth that needs to be busted’

17 July

Marketing guidelines for infant and toddler formulas need to be scrapped and replaced with a stricter code of practice, leading health organisations say. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) wants the voluntary, self-regulated industry agreement...[Read More]

Millions needed for life-saving diabetes devices

17 July

A funding boost of $200 million is needed to subsidise technology for diabetics who can’t afford potentially life-saving devices which help monitor and deal with the chronic disease. Diabetes Australia Group has published a report with economic...[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]

Creating a stress-free environment: Top 10 tips

11 July

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everyday responsibilities.    Whether you live alone or with an active family, the clutter and chaos that often accompany busy people can contribute to stress and anxiety.   Here...[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]

Life Insurance to protect you and your family

11 July

For some people, a major reason for beginning to prepare for life’s ‘what if’ scenarios is starting a family. If your primary concern is taking care of your family, life insurance is an excellent option. It makes sure that your loved ones are...[Read More]