SES Flood Guides

With flooding happening in many parts of eastern Australia, I thought it was timely to include information on SES Flood Guides in each state. The SES in each state have developed flood guides and emergency plans to help explain local flood risks for communities at...

Pros and Cons of Contracting

Following on from my Tip last week (talking about the definition of a Contractor), I wanted to go through some of the “Pros and Cons” of contracting versus being an employee. Everyone’s circumstances are different, and what suits one person may not be the...

Employee vs Contractor

This week, I have been asked to re-visit a tip that we have covered previously. We are often asked what the difference is between being employed as an employee and being engaged as a contractor. The first step is to determine the terms of your employment, as this is...

Stop, Revive, Survive!

With the Easter break coming up early next month, it’s important to make sure you stay safe on the roads. One part of that is to make sure you ‘Stop, Revive, Survive’ on long trips. There are a couple of options to help you take a break while on the...

Updating Your Details

If any of your contact details (including your email address) change, you can quickly and easily update them. Once you have logged in to the website, just click on “Update My Details” in the “MY DETAILS” tab: From there, you can change: Name Email Address...

Password Security

With increasing numbers of transactions occurring online, the issue of password security is becoming more and more important. Basic passwords (such as “Password1”) are becoming increasingly insufficient for your security. But how do you check if your...

O, H and S Tickets

Each State and Territory has its own authority that administers Occupational Health and Safety tickets and licences (such as crane, forklift or high risk work licences). If you are undertaking certain ‘high risk’ activities in the workplace, you may be...

Caravanning Queensland Safety Checks

Caravanning Queensland regularly hold caravan safety check days around the State and these will be ‘kicking off’ shortly this year. This is a free programme organised by Caravanning Queensland in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads....

Australia Day Events

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place across the country, Australia Day events will look a lot different this year! If you are looking for ways commemorate Australia Day next week, the National Australia Day Council’s website provides all the information you...

BoM Heatwave Service

After a relatively mild start to Summer, temperatures are now starting to heat up. To keep yourself safe, it is important to stay informed about conditions where you are. To help you stay aware of expected heat wave conditions the Bureau of Meteorology offers a...