Insights and Research

The scientific WFH formula How often to get up from your chair

The scientific WFH formula: How often to get up from your chair

The science is in: if you’re working from home, you should get up for every three minutes every half an hour to combat the unwanted side-effects of high blood sugar and high cholesterol as a result of sitting too much. A new study has found that taking even as little as 15 steps every half…
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World to see fastest pace of growth in 50 years Heres the 18 trillion twist

World to see fastest pace of growth in 50 years: Here’s the $18 trillion twist

We’re about to experience the fastest pace of economic growth the world has seen in half a century. Global GDP is forecasted to recover from the crippling economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic at 5.3 per cent in 2021, according to the latest report from the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). For Australia in particular, GDP is expected to…
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16 million Aussies warned of dangerous Commonwealth Bank email scam

16 million Aussies warned of dangerous Commonwealth Bank email scam

Australians have been warned of a new scam using Commonwealth Bank signage which attempts to lure victims into sharing personal and financial details. Security firm MailGuard sounded the alarm about the phishing scam targeting as many as 16 million Commonwealth Bank customers, noting that it’s the second time in weeks that scammers have posed as the major…
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Most and least popular Aussie states postcodes for first home buyers

Most and least popular Aussie states, postcodes for first home buyers

Astronomical house price growth has seen first home buyers in New South Wales and Victoria seriously struggling to find enough affordable suburbs in their home state, forcing them to look elsewhere and pushing up demand in other states, new data has revealed. Analysis of more than 3,000 transactions from digital loan platform Hashching found that Aussies…
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Kick the procrastination habit and set yourself up for success

Kick the procrastination habit and set yourself up for success

Most people have met “Ron” but probably don’t realise it. Ron is not some long-lost Great Uncle or even the person you always smile at the local café but never got around to learning their name. No, that is because Ron is short for “Later Ron”, which is that old chestnut that’s also called procrastination.  …
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Do you have employee shares Heres what it mean for your taxes

Do you have employee shares? Here’s what it mean for your taxes

Employee share schemes are a great way to incentivise employees by offering shares in the employing business, often at a discount on the current market rate. Shares can be offered as a performance incentive (the better you do, the more shares you are eligible to buy) or as remuneration in lieu of a higher salary. They are particularly…
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Why Centrelink hit 11 771 Aussies with 32 million debt letters

Why Centrelink hit 11,771 Aussies with $32 million debt letters

Centrelink has sent debt letters to nearly 12,000 Australians on welfare payments ordering them to pay back debts worth a total of nearly $33 million. The debt recovery comes after the agency deemed they were actually ineligible to receive the payments, or were overpaid. Services Australia told Senate Estimates that it had raised debts with at least…
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Record high Australians have never been wealthier

‘Record high’: Australians have never been wealthier

Growth in household wealth is booming. This is no surprise given house prices and the stock market have surged to record highs with the gains overwhelming what is in comparison a tiny level of household debt. Importantly, Australians have never been wealthier. While there are important issues associated with the distribution of that wealth which can and arguably should…
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Why were quitting Inside Australias Great Resignation

Why we’re quitting: Inside Australia’s Great Resignation

Like millions of other Australians, Ana* is on the hunt for a new job. A 26-year-old solicitor based in locked-down Sydney, Ana is looking for ways to leave the state government legal agency she’s worked for since early 2018. After doing years of work she didn’t really enjoy and having to fight repeatedly to get…
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