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Home owner’s grant extended

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

If you’re one of those people thinking of buying a property sometime soon in order to cash in on the first home owner’s grant, you’ll be pleased to know that the scheme has been extended, as announced in the budget last week. (more…)

Budget 09 (at a glance)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

You might have thought doing your own annual budget was tough enough, so spare a thought for Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan who handed down the nation’s budget on Tuesday night.

While budget night has finance nerds and political lobbiests drooling with anticipation, the rest of us duly give the next day’s paper a once-over to work out how we might have been affected.

Those earning big bucks should be sure to pay attention to the reduction in the private health insurance rebate (more…)