Monthly Archives: March 2014


Is 50/50 Parenting a Good Idea?

March 28th, 2014

Shared or 50/50 parenting is an arrangement where each parent spends an equal amount of time with their children, either within a partnership or following a separation. While this ‘equal time’ deal may seem like a win-win for parents and children alike, according to some experts, this new ideal offers up just as many challenges as the paradigm it tries […]

How to Deal with your Allegies

March 21st, 2014

Allergic disease is on the rise in many western nations, with Australia having one of the highest allergy rates in the entire world. Around one in five Australians have at least one allergic disease, with num bers also high across the Tasman in New Zealand. People are increasingly searching for information and treatment options to help manage allergic conditions, through […]

The Many Uses of Beer

March 16th, 2014

While beer is definitely made for drinking, there are lots of other ways to enjoy the world’s favourite amber beverage. From cooking and washing through to cleaning and polishing, beer is a more versatile product than many people think. If you want to learn about the many faces of beer and get to know an old friend from a new […]

GDP Grows in December Quarter

March 14th, 2014

Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP) figures were up 0.8 percent in the December quarter, with 2.8 percent growth recorded for 2013. With household spending and investment figures also up for the quarter, growth largely exceeded expectations heading into 2014. If the economy keeps growing faster than forecast, further interest rate cuts are unlikely and a rate rise is even a […]

First Home Buyers at New Lows

March 7th, 2014

Rising house prices continue to keep first home buyers out of the market, despite overall growth in total lending and interest rate cuts over the last two years. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, first home buyers are at their lowest level since records began in July 1991, accounting for just 12.5 percent of the owner occupier market in […]