News letter

Not as safe as houses

We are in truly unique times. A record amount of construction work needs to be done, prices are going up, yet productivity is going backwards, and we now have record insolvencies not just in Construction, but across our economy. How could things go so wrong? And how do we get out of this construction death […]

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Business Activists

In the 1990’s environmental, social justice (not even a term back then) and other “idealists” were generally well intentioned and respected people who volunteered their time to make on the ground differences to their cause, for instance by picking up rubbish or hands on assisting people in need. Nowadays, noisy “activists” have taken over, and […]


Farmfest 2024

  RDW Excavator Parts and Queensland Rock Breakers are pleased to be in attendance for their 3rd consectutive FarmFest, assisting to showcase the latest in agricultrual products and service. If you’re interested in acquiring new knowledge and perusing the extensive range of products currently on the market to assist your farming and rural practices, come […]

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BEER Budgets

This is the time of the year when Government, businesses and households do their Budgets. But what is the point of a Budget? It’s a way of planning and tracking what your income is versus where you are spending/investing it, and then becomes a tool to basically keep yourself accountable for achieving your planned outcomes. […]

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Planning to Fail

In the depths of a housing crisis, the Federal Government decides to override the planning approval granted in 2014 for a $1.4 billion makeover development with 3,600 dwellings stating environmental impacts require the area to remain undeveloped. The developer is now given 10 days to respond. Irrespective of whether you are for or against a […]


Trades in your future

The official line (according to last months “Universities Accord” report) is that Australia is transitioning to a knowledge-based economy with the goal of having 80% of working age Australians with a University qualification by 2050. Having teenage kids myself, we’ve talked a fair bit about career choices, and the reality of what education (Trade or […]

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Tough Love

“Treat them mean, keep them keen” – not the most endearing Valentines Day message, but a form of love advice that is said to work (until it collapses in a big heap). There are many business owners and managers that are feeling on the receiving end of this at present.

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Unfair Contracts to Bite Hard

In November 2016, the so-called Unfair Contracts legislation was passed, banning any contract from basically giving one party rights but not the other. But it has been largely ignored because there were no penalties. From November 2023 that has now changed, and the penalties are HUGE. This will affect all businesses, large and small.

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Which dollars count?

Money matters. Although social networking, creating a purpose in life and many other factors contribute to why people work, the primary reason is usually to ensure they have an income. But what is a “fair” income?