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March 4, 2024

Local news and local jobs at risk following Meta announcement

Andrew Schreyer - Country Press Australia President Australia’s largest organisation of newspaper publishers has attacked the announcement by Meta that it will no longer negotiate...

March 4, 2024

Land tax changes are here

WITH GARETH KENT Director, Preston Rowe Paterson Geelong Summer is truly here, along with bushfires and 30+ degree days, and aren't you glad you live near the...

February 23, 2024

The vines, they are a changin’

WITH CAM O'KEEFE  Harvest: it's the most important date in the annual dairy for wineries the world over.Vintage time in the vines brings a mixtures...

February 16, 2024

Committee For Lorne: The Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club

Any history should always try to start at the beginning — though try telling that to the woke-historians who are sadly attempting to fit...

February 16, 2024

Property investing 2024 – It’s all about the yield

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR AT PRESTON ROWE PATERSON The property year has begun and as always you will start seeing lots of economists and gurus...

February 9, 2024

V- Day

WITH CAM O'KEEFE And no, that's not V for Vendetta. Everyone's favourite Hallmark occasion, Valentine's Day, is upon us. Do we need this day? Probably not,...

February 9, 2024

Green Home Loans: unlocking sustainable living and financial savings

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL Australia is grappling with two significant challenges: the climate crisis and housing affordability. Tackling both issues simultaneously seems...

February 1, 2024

The end of the Golden Visa? Potential impacts on Australian property markets

WITH PRESTON ROWE PATERSON CEO, GREG SUGARS Over the years I have closely observed the interplay between immigration policies and property markets in Australia. Recent rumours and...

February 1, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Making Sense of the Weather

One simple question dominates every aspect of our lives and influences all our daily decisions - from what to wear to where...

January 29, 2024

Some new hospitality faces among the old faves

WITH CAM O'KEEFE With the festive season over and done with, let's get down to brass tacks and about what 2024 looks like for our...

January 26, 2024

Can you use an SMSF to buy residential and commercial property?

Investing with a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) opens up a realm of possibilities for those seeking more control over their assets. The ability to choose...

January 26, 2024

25 life-changing tips for a happier and more balanced 2024

WITH SCOTT WATTERS from The LifeChanger Foundation. At LifeChanger Foundation, we believe in the transformative power of positivity and its ability to bring about meaningful...

January 19, 2024

3228 property market update

WITH One Agency Surf Coast senior sales consultant Olivia Swann As the spring selling season started in September last year, it presented a slower start...

January 18, 2024

Should I buy that coastal holiday house?

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON Welcome to 2024, I hope everyone is having or has had a grand ol' break, I think after...

January 15, 2024

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

WITH CAM O'KEEFE Ice cream! Is there really any food that screams more of summer? I was chatting to a friend of mine who owns an ice...

January 12, 2024

How much can I borrow for a mortgage?

WITH LEIGH DELEDIO AND DANIEL WALSH FROM UFINANCIAL Is “How much can I borrow?" a lingering thought of yours? Then this article is for you! The...

December 29, 2023

Ten, nine, eight, seven….

Before we can start calling 2023 the past, New Year's Eve gives us all one more chance to say goodbye to the year it...

December 29, 2023

A look at the RBA’s interest rate decisions and its impact on households

WITH Daniel Walsh and Leigh Deledio UFINANCIAL TEAM Australia's economic landscape has been undergoing significant changes, with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) making headline-worthy...

December 21, 2023

It’s wrapping time

WITH CAM O'KEEFE This Christmas seems to have hit a high with almost everyone who wants to give, receive and get their merry cheer on. Snubbing...

December 21, 2023

A time for those less fortunate

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON GEELONG And so it is Christmas and 2023 draws to a close. I would like to end the year...

December 19, 2023

Connecting at Christmas

This year the LifeChanger Foundation has been fortunate to work with more than 100,000 young people, through interactive youth mental health workshops and our...

December 18, 2023

Committee for Lorne: Climate… are we on the right bandwagon?

There are already far too many words, opinions, oars in the water, bakings in the sun, and blowings in the wind … yet here...

December 14, 2023

The benefits of home ownership vs renting

WITH Leigh Deledio and Daniel Walsh from UFinancial Choosing between renting and buying a home is a significant decision that hinges on various factors, ranging...

December 8, 2023

Will there be any funding gifts this Christmas?

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON December 1 is the first day of summer, and for most of us, the countdown to Christmas has...