Archive for February, 2019

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Despite the time of the year, the ocean this week has resembled the type of ocean we see more often over winter with a solid swell hitting the coast for a number of days.  Most of the point breaks have been near full capacity on a number of days as surfers have been getting their first taste of a solid groundswell for quite some time.

Unfortunately, the large number of surfers … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Much of the media recently has centred on the banking royal commission and its findings which were released earlier in the week.

Since the royal commission began in March 2018, bank lending practices have been under enormous scrutiny. The negative publicity surrounding the banks forced them into action as they cracked down on borrowers living expenses by assessing their ability to repay their home loans.

The good news is that Kenneth Haynes … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The ATO announced that they intend to crackdown on holiday home owners claiming deductions when their properties were not available to be rented, or when they were being occupied by family, friends or relatives for free.

In other cases,  owners claimed deductions for holiday homes that were not available for rent, and were advertised only by word of mouth or outside of holiday seasons. In some situations, homes were inaccessible or … Continue Reading »