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This tool will help you work out if you are eligible to claim a deduction for work related self-education expenses on your tax return

Xmas sales

Dec 28, 2010

Should we get all excited with the post-xmas sales or should we just stay well clear of them?
Found it tough financially this Christmas? Here are a few tips to make next year easier for you.

Christmas saving ideas

Nov 30, 2010

We all enjoy the joy of giving at Christmas time but seem to pay for it in January once the credit card bill comes in. Here a few timely tips to save money this festive season.

Paid parental leave

Nov 23, 2010

Tags: ChildrenFamily

From 1 January 2011, eligible working parents of children born or adopted after that date may get the government-funded Paid Parental Leave Pay to help them care for a new baby. The pay is for up to 18 weeks at the minimum wage (currently $570).
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