Author: Kamdha Editor

Cutting Down On Single-Use Plastic

Lewis Godwin As society grows more conscious about the effects of plastic pollution, there are a number of initiatives and campaigns that support the war on single-use plastic. With Plastic Free July earlier in the year, there has been a push to keep this momentum going in order to create a sustainable future. According to Plastic Free Sea, Australia produces almost 3 million tonnes of plastic per annum, less than 9% of which is recycled. Plastics are made from non-renewable natural resources such as crude oil, gas and coal, and never break down. Below are a couple of tips...

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Feel Fit and Fabulous with Tiffiny Hall

Isabella Ross When it comes to the latest and greatest fitness fads whirring around social media, it can be a challenge deciding on the right routine. Taking expert advice from trained professionals is always the way to go. In comes Tiffiny Hall, previous Biggest Loser trainer and founder of health and fitness program TIFFXO. And lucky for our readers, she has a new workout on the market! It’s not just the quickest way to get beautifully toned, it finally destroys the myth that strength training and lifting weights will make you bulky. Perfect for people on the move who...

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Boosting Tax Returns

Isabella Ross It is that time of year again – tax! The coming months are known for brisk weather and the tedious task of lodging tax returns. Sydney Observer had the chance to sit down with Director of Tax Communications at H&R Block, Mark Chapman. Previously, Mark was a tax adviser for over 20 years, specialising in individual and small business tax, in both the UK and Australia. As well as operating his own private practice, Mark spent seven years as a Senior Director with the Australian Taxation Office. Mark is a Chartered Accountant, CPA and Chartered Tax Adviser...

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North Shore’s Combustible Cladding Saga

Isabella Ross To the dismay of locals who recently entered into the apartment property market, cases of combustible cladding have been reported throughout the North Shore and its surrounds. The story broke recently that over 1400 buildings across the Sydney basin have been identified by Local Government Areas (LGA) to potentially contain combustible cladding. The LGA found that 30 buildings in Ku-ring-gai, 60 buildings in Willoughby, 10 buildings in Hornsby, 17 buildings in Ryde and 18 buildings in Mosman were at risk. Neighbouring council areas Lane Cove and Hunters Hill declined to disclose their figures. Sydney Observer reached out...

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Funding Needed For Aged Care

Isabella Ross There is no question that our seniors and older Australians within the community are some of the most vulnerable. National Seniors Australia have expressed their disappointment regarding the lack of necessary funding being directed towards aged care in Australia. The nation’s Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is still underway. While conclusive findings have not been released yet, it is evident that the Royal Commission has shed light on the importance of aged care. But with the Royal Commission’s final report expected to be finalised by April 30th 2020, National Seniors Australia is worried that more needs to be done in the lead up. “Older Australians can’t afford to wait for the Royal Commission’s recommendations. We can and must do better as a nation. The Royal Commission has uncovered appalling evidence of aged care failure and it is time to commit to action.” said National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke. Thus far, the Royal Commission has heard that 16,000 people died in 2018, waiting for necessary home care packages. What is for certain is that our seniors deserve better, and with the support of the public and the Royal Commission, circumstances will hopefully begin to change. Whilst the Royal Commission proceeds, the Morrison Government have announced a major reform package for value and security in aged care facilities across the country. Minister for Aged Care...

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