Yes,we need tax reform,but it offers no easy answers
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Yes,we need tax reform,but it offers no easy answers

Surely if we could end the crazy business of bracket creep,we’d pay less tax? Well,yes – but no.

  • byRoss Gittins

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Ordinary workers ‘can’t keep up’ with mortgages,rent and bills – even with multiple jobs

Working Australians,some with multiple jobs,are inundating financial counselling services at COVID-era levels as interest rates and inflation make life unaffordable.

  • byShane Wright
Rents,weather events and premiums mean fight against inflation not yet won

Rents,weather events and premiums mean fight against inflation not yet won

Australia’s inflation rate has been falling for over 18 months,but rent and insurance inflation are among the household essentials bucking that trend.

  • byRachel Clun
The ‘brace position’ that could help some homeowners’ budgets

The ‘brace position’ that could help some homeowners’ budgets

Australian borrowers now know to talk to their lender before they get into serious money trouble – and that’s a good thing.

  • byNicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Early end-of-financial-year sales help lift retail spending

Early end-of-financial-year sales help lift retail spending

Retail turnover rose by 0.6 per cent in May following two sluggish months of consumer spending.

  • byRachel Clun andShane Wright
Donald Trump’s dangerous ideas have these ‘vigilantes’ worried

Donald Trump’s dangerous ideas have these ‘vigilantes’ worried

With Donald Trump favoured to regain the US presidency,a group of investors is starting to focus on the implications of his core economic policies. They’re concerned.

  • byStephen Bartholomeusz
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The only certainty for your mortgage rate – Reserve Bank uncertainty

The only certainty for your mortgage rate – Reserve Bank uncertainty

The Reserve Bank is supposed to have a handle on how the economy will perform over the next two years. Its minutes show it doesn’t.

  • byShane Wright
ASX retreats as tech firms slide;coal miners surge after mine fire

ASX retreats as tech firms slide;coal miners surge after mine fire

Eight out of the 11 ASX sectors ended Monday’s trading session in the red,with a surge in the shares of coal miners helping to temper some of the losses as the benchmark index fell 0.2 per cent.

  • byMillie Muroi
Why we’re going into the new financial year carrying last year’s problems

Why we’re going into the new financial year carrying last year’s problems

It is difficult to see anything much that will stimulate corporate profits in the remainder of this calendar year.

  • byElizabeth Knight
Why interest rate speculators should get back in their box

Why interest rate speculators should get back in their box

The future of interest rates needs more brainpower and a lot less idle speculation.

  • byRoss Gittins
Value of stage 3 tax cuts will be gone soon after next election
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Value of stage 3 tax cuts will be gone soon after next election

Australians will start to see their pay packets improve from Monday as the stage 3 cuts begin,but more tax cuts are needed to stop tax rates climbing higher.

  • byShane Wright