Engineers Australia: Is Budget the blueprint for a smarter, greener Australia?
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Engineers Australia: Is Budget the blueprint for a smarter, greener Australia? BUDGET REACTION – Engineers Australia CEO, Romilly Madew AO said the Budget announcement of the Future Made in Australia is the first “true generational plan” to tackle Australia’s energy transition head on. “The Federal Budget sets an ambitious and forward-thinking plan that focuses on skills, innovation, sovereign capability ..read more
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Mortgagees lose borrowing capacity by 30%
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Mortgagees lose borrowing capacity by 30% By Leon Gettler, Talking Business >> TIM GASPAR, the CEO of Hatch Financial Services. has noticed a big change in the mortgage market. Since COVID in 2020, the borrowing capacity of borrowers has declined by 30-35 percent (%). “So if you’re thinking of borrowing $1 million, that’s $300,000 less that they can borrow now,” Mr ..read more
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Rewiring Australia calls for ‘universal household electrification finance’ for Net Zero
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Rewiring Australia calls for ‘universal household electrification finance’ for Net Zero BUDGET REACTION – The Rewiring Australia organisation has applauded the 2024 Federal Budget’s stepping up its approach to achieving Net Zero, but is calling for a ‘next step’ approach through ‘universal household electrification finance’. “The Federal Budget includes important commitments to build clean energy manufacturing ..read more
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Just Cuts welcomes new Apprenticeship Incentive System, calls for states to follow
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Just Cuts welcomes new Apprenticeship Incentive System, calls for states to follow BUDGET REACTION – Australia’s largest employer of hairdressers, Just Cuts franchising, has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement to invest $265.1 million over four years to provide additional targeted support under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System. Just Cuts leadership welcomed the key aspects of ..read more
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FSC ticks Budget’s lean into long-term plan for financial services
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FSC ticks Budget’s lean into long-term plan for financial services BUDGET REACTION - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has welcomed the Federal Government focusing on its long-term plan for financial services and the investment community with a ‘no surprises’ Budget for the sector. According to the FSC, the Federal Budget recognised the important role investors play in supporting ..read more
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‘To build more houses we need more people’ - HIA
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‘To build more houses we need more people’ - HIA A FURORE has erupted in Western Australia over the perceived poor performance of the state’s Construction Visa Subsidy Program – a program that was only launched by the Western Australian Government in July last year. In July 2023 the WA State Government launched a targeted program to support WA employers who were interested in ..read more
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Macquarie responds to Aust Govt cyber security moves so far
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Macquarie responds to Aust Govt cyber security moves so far published industry responses for reforms to Australia’s cyber security legislation on Thursday, including those from Macquarie Technology Group Tech Council of Australia, Telstra and others. , the Macquarie group calls for the creation of a co-regulatory industry ..read more
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Real Essentials demonstrates how to succeed through Amazon retailing
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Real Essentials demonstrates how to succeed through Amazon retailing HOW DOES a retailer become successful by selling on Amazon? Isaac Wolfe, the CEO of Brooklyn-based Real Essentials said it was done by ‘bundling’. That is to say, when customers want several items of one particular products, like say tee-shirts, the company bundles them in a package and sends ..read more
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Chartered Accountants call for Budget focus on ‘substantive’ tax reform
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Chartered Accountants call for Budget focus on ‘substantive’ tax reform CHARTERED Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has advised the Federal Treasurer that next week’s Federal Budget should include substantive tax reform, along with a roadmap and timeline to achieve it. made it clear that it was time for a wider discussion about the tax system,” CA ANZ group ..read more
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Master Builders welcome govt’s ‘first steps’ in attracting more tradies
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Master Builders welcome govt’s ‘first steps’ in attracting more tradies MASTER Builders Australia has applauded the Federal Government for taking “meaningful steps” to reduce barriers to growing the building and construction workforce. Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn said, “Master Builders has long advocated that we must do more to boost our domestic capacity and make it easier for ..read more
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