Despite our intrepid image, Australia is an incredibly urbanised country by world standards, with up to 90% of our population living in or around cities. The impact of this cosmopolitan living is a proclivity for the indoors, often resulting in sedentary lifestyles, which can augment rates of stress, depression and obesity. The antidote to all this is simple: […]
While estate planning is essential for any parent, it takes on additional significance for the parents of a child with special needs. One of your biggest concerns is probably planning for their future care when you are no longer there to look after them. There is a lot to consider and each child’s needs are […]
The Australian housing market appears to have reached a turning point, with prices falling 2.2 per cent since peaking in September 2017. This is welcome news for first home buyers; not so much for sellers and investors. As always with residential property, it’s a tale of many markets with big differences between states, cities and […]
On 12 March 2018 the Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment) was replaced with Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision.
The Pulse Trade tensions between the US and China are still a source of significant uncertainty for financial markets. Political risks and trade uncertainty have seen a vicious cycle of selling in emerging market currencies as investors react to contagion fears. US shares rose in August on the back of positive company earnings results, while […]