Queensland and Western Australia can expect fewer, but more intense, cyclones in the near future, according to a recent study published by the journal "Nature". Research out of James Cook University in Cairns shows tropical cyclone activity has reached an unprecedented low not seen in the past 550 to 1500 years.
It is estimated around 3 million Australians adult smokes cigarettes on a daily basis. The highest rate being among men in the 18-24 years of age group (34%) followed closely by women between 25-34 years of age (27%).
On 8 May 2012 Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered his fifth Federal budget. There are a number of announcements of which financial planners and their clients should be aware. The announcements in this Technical Update are proposals unless stated otherwise. These proposals need to successfully pass through Parliament before becoming law and may be subject to change during this process.