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366 000 jobs added as Australia navigates major skills shortage

366,000 jobs added as Australia navigates major skills shortage

Australia added 366,000 jobs in November 2021, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The unemployment rate fell by 0.6 percentage points to 4.6 per cent in November, reversing a similar-sized increase in October. “The latest data shows the extent of recovery between early October and early November in jurisdictions…
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Planning a post lockdown reno Heres what you need to know

Planning a post lockdown reno? Here’s what you need to know

Bored of your four walls? You are not alone. Since the start of the pandemic many of us are spending more time in our homes than ever before, and with more people now working from home, it’s understandable that people are seeking to change how their house functions and reconsider the role their homes play in…
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ATO 1 in 3 companies paid 0 tax last year

ATO: 1 in 3 companies paid $0 tax last year

One-third of companies paid no tax to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in the 2019-20 financial year, new transparency data released on Friday shows. The ATO’s annual Corporate Tax Transparency Report found 782 of 2,370 large Australian companies claimed losses, or credits for previous losses, that wiped out their 2019-20 tax bill. Some 371 companies…
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Revealed How much the average Aussie investor made in 2021

Revealed: How much the average Aussie investor made in 2021

Australian investors saw a $5,356 return on their investments in 2021, according to new analysis of the average Australian portfolio. Three-quarters of investors saw a positive return over the last 12 months, the Finder analysis found, with the average investor’s portfolio now $31,613. Another 15 per cent saw no change and 10 per cent experienced a…
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REVEALED 10 most popular stocks of 2021

REVEALED: 10 most popular stocks of 2021

Australians jumped into the stock markets and crypto trading in a big way this year, with a massive increase in at-home investor numbers, largely thanks to COVID lockdowns. And now, share and trading platform Superhero has released its Year in Trades report, uncovering the most-traded assets in 2021. It includes both Australian and US companies…
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3 signs it might be time to pivot your business

3 signs it might be time to pivot your business

Starting a business is hard. Starting a business and knowing that something’s not working is even harder. But what do you do in that situation? So many people stubbornly dig in their heels and try to convince the world that it’s them that’s wrong and the business idea is right. And that may be true. You may…
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Costly Christmas Must have items increase as shipping costs jump 773

Costly Christmas: Must-have items increase as shipping costs jump 773%

A year defined by a global shipping crisis, pandemic and inflation concerns will culminate in a costly Christmas, with many popular items more expensive than they were in 2020. Christmas trees at Target have increased by around 41 per cent for comparable trees since 2019, while Australian Christmas tree retailer, Balsam Hill, has increased prices by up to…
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Supply chain woes set to remain until 2023 says DHL

Supply chain woes set to remain until 2023, says DHL

Australia’s supply chain plight is expected to cause pain for retailers and customers until 2023, despite hopes the restart of international travel would ease the frustrations. Logistic networks across the world are under increasing pressure to meet growing demand while experiencing worker shortages and other restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Items such as gaming consoles, laptops, bikes, timber, alcohol…
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Aussies are set to pay more for coffee Heres why

Aussies are set to pay more for coffee. Here’s why

Australia’s love affair with coffee is a long-standing one and it comes at a certain price. And now, Aussie caffeine lovers must brace themselves to pay more for a cup of coffee. It’s all thanks to a global shortage of coffee, owing to adverse weather conditions, critical logistical bottlenecks and stringent lockdowns around the world because of…
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