Federal Budget

Insights Federal Budget What does the Federal Budget mean for me? Treasurer Jim Chalmers has high hopes that his 2024 Federal Budget will rein in inflation earlier than expected, ease cost-of-living pressures and build a stronger economy in the future. It’s a Budget for the here and now, he says, but also for the decades […]

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May 2024

Insights May 2024 In this issue As winter approaches and the weather grows cooler, commentary around the 2024-25 Federal Budget is heating up, with the government facing the tension between addressing cost of living pressures without contributing to rising inflation. The cost of living continues to bite with consumers keeping their wallets firmly closed. Retail […]

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April 2024

Insights April 2024 In this issue It’s April already and as we head back to work after Easter, we hope you enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing holiday weekend. Expectations of interest rate cuts later this year in Australia and the United States fuelled activity in the markets last month. The S&P/ASX 200 ended March on […]

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March 2024

Insights March 2024 In this issue After a summer of quite extreme weather in many places around Australia, we can hopefully look forward to the cooler, calmer weather that Autumn brings. While economic bright spots can be found in Australia right now, there are also some less than stellar results. On the positive, inflation has […]

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February 2024

Insights February 2024 In this issue As February kicks off and with the summer holidays behind us, many of us are settling back into our regular routines and it’s time to turn our focus to the year ahead. Cooling inflation and a strong economy with relatively low unemployment has sent investors back to Australian shares, […]

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November 2023

Insights November 2023 In this issue It’s November, and all eyes will be looking towards the “race that stops a nation” and the Reserve Bank who meet on the same day. As the days get longer as we head towards summer the countdown for the approaching holiday season begins. Investors are keeping a close eye […]

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October 2023

Insights October 2023 In this issue The warmer weather and spring rains are a welcome break from the colder months. And, while outside activities become more tempting, don’t forget to find a moment or two to review your finances to make sure you’re up-to-date and on-track. Household wealth has increased for the third quarter in […]

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September 2023

Insights September 2023 In this issue September is upon us, and spring is in the air. It’s time to shake off the winter cobwebs, get out into the garden or the great outdoors. Meanwhile, AFL and NRL fans will be hoping the sun shines on their team this finals season. After endless gloomy forecasts, there […]

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June 2023

June 2023

Insights June 2023 Content Welcome to our June newsletter and, as the winter sets in and the end of the financial year approaches, it’s a good chance to spend some time tidying up and reviewing your finances. Concerns about the Reserve Bank lifting interest rates, along with the drama over the US debt ceiling and […]

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May 2023

May 2023

Insights May 2023 Content As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to fall, Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers is working to complete his second Budget, due to be delivered on Tuesday 9 May. All eyes will be on the Reserve Bank board next week as it meets prior to the Federal Budget to decide whether […]

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