18 June 2020 - Which Industries Need More Support
As Australia's COVID-19 recovery hits full
steam, not all industries will respond at the same rate. While the property market has been impacted less than expected, and some industries are thriving in the new environment, others are likely to remain at standstill or worse for months to come. Hospitality is just starting to wake up, arts and event management will be down for a while, and international tourism remains nothing but a distant possibility. In this new post-COVID world, some industries are going to need much more support than others.
15 June 2020 - House Prices Remain Resilient
The health of the Australian property
market is closely aligned with domestic and global economic conditions. While COVID-19 is sure to have an effect on prices and activity for months to come, the large and resilient nature of the market may be impacted by the pandemic less than originally thought. At the height of the health crisis, there were expectations the value of Australian homes would drop by as much as 10% or even more. While it's still early days, and global stability is far from certain, an annual fall of closer to 5% looks increasingly likely.
12 June 2020 - Your Home is your Gym
Gyms across Australia and New Zealand have been shut over recent weeks, with outdoor fitness equipment and classes also limited until very recently. While everyone will be happy when their local gym opens for business, the pandemic has given people a unique opportunity to take control of their own fitness. From YouTube fitness classes to bodyweight routines and backyard workouts, the humble suburban home can be your new fitness centre.
8 June 2020 - Psychology & Pressure in Sport
Excelling at sport demands a potent
combination of physical ability, mental ambition, and emotional stability. Conditioning your body to perfection is only half the battle, you also need a rock solid mental approach and the rare ability to deal with pressure in its many shifting forms. From Olympic athletes to world-class football players, the psychology of pressure in sport is a huge and often opaque subject that we're
only beginning to understand.
1 June 2020 - Pet World Records
From cats and dogs to more exotic pets,
animals add so much colour and joy to human lives. While all pets are special, some of our animal companions are a little more memorable than most. Record-breaking animals come in all shapes and sizes, from the world's tallest dog to the loudest purring cat and a turtle that's been around longer than any human. Let's take a look at some pet world records to see if your beloved pet has what it takes to enter the record books.
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