Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Travel Apartheid shows the most and least powerful passports for 2022

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Data from the Henley Passport Index, which ranks the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa and is based on exclusive and official data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an individual could on average visit 57 countries in 2006 without needing to acquire a visa in advance.

Are Australian property investors ignoring the real cost of real estate?

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Drawn to potential gains in a surging market, Australians continue to invest in real estate. But is there a better way to get in on the boom without costs and fees chipping at your yield? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' data, property represents 51% of house hold wealth in Australia. And it doesn’t look like that percentage is going to be going down anytime soon. In June, ABS figures revealed quarterly growth in household wealth of 5.8%.

2021 Australian Business Book Of The Year Winner announced

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The 2021 Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards finalists, category winners and “Book of The Year” were announced in a virtual awards ceremony.

More than 20 Australian businesses band together to support local

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During Melbourne’s lockdown in July 2020, lawyer, founder and CEO Kate Dillon, dismayed by the number of local businesses on the brink of shutdown, including her online luxury handbag business, She Lion, embarked on an ambitious project to ‘support local’.

Surprising facts about the businesses behind the Australian coffee culture

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Not only do they provide what many early morning risers would consider an essential service, they have the potential to be a much needed boost to the economic recovery of the country’s CBD’s and inner suburbs struggling to get back foot traffic post-lockdown.

5 reasons to switch to an electric cooker now, according to an expert

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A new study has found that gas stoves have a climate impact that is similar to the carbon dioxide emissions from about 500,000 petrol-powered cars. Since gas stoves have long been a desirable feature in Australian homes to cook with, there has never been a more crucial time to make the switch to electric cookers.

Creativity Australia’s With One Voice seed funding round 19 is now open

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With One Voice awarded seed funding to start Local With local community groups, social businesses and non-profits promoting social inclusion. Each successful application joins a 12-month intensive mentoring program that ensures success. We’re on the look-out for more community organisations who fulfill this criteria.

Sydney to host first global summit on accelerating paths to zero emissions

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As the global race towards zero emissions gains momentum – led by the US, China, the UK, and EU – NSW, with its ambitious net zero plan, is poised to take the lead position as Australia’s regional hub for renewables and industry climate innovation.

Australia Post lends a hand of support to 356 Aussie community groups

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Australia Post announced grants of up to $1,000 each to support 356 community groups, celebrating local community connections. The community groups will share $350,000 for projects like community gardens, arts and crafts workshops, and volunteer training, after being nominated by their local postie, Post Office worker or Australia Post team member. 

Young female founders are calling out support for Australia’s most vulnerable

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The only thing worse than lockdown in a nice warm house is being stuck outside in the freezing cold with a shortage of resources.