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What Jobkeeper Did For The Economy
Economy

What Jobkeeper Did For The Economy

By On April 13, 2021

The end of Jobkeeper, the subsidy scheme that kept Australia’s economy above water in the tumultuous past year, has had many in the country keeping a cautious eye on the economic impact… Read More

Are You Suffering From Presenteeism At Work
People

Are You Suffering From Presenteeism At Work?

By On April 13, 2021

Sometimes, being absent from work is better for you and the business you work for than if you were present that day. When someone shows up to work but is unproductive as… Read More

Interest On Your Home Loan Could Be Tax Deductible
Tax

Interest On Your Home Loan Could Be Tax-Deductible

By On April 12, 2021

It’s a simple, step-by-step process used by many Australians to increase their income. Borrow money from a financial institution, invest in a second property and pay off the loan with the profit… Read More

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Coworker Chats
Individuals

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Coworker Chats

By On April 1, 2021

Having a chat with your coworker to break up the workday crunch is a great way to maintain social relationships at work. It also promotes better communication, relationship establishment and productivity boosts… Read More

What You Need To Start A Home Based Business
Entrepreneurship

What You Need To Start A Home-Based Business

By On April 1, 2021

Many businesses have adopted a work from home strategy to manage their workforce remotely during the past year. However, there is a difference between working remotely from home and making your home… Read More

Protecting Your Data From Breaches
Technology

Protecting Your Data From Breaches

By On April 1, 2021

With many businesses handling confidential data and client information, data security and breach prevention is an issue that the business must address at every level. At risk for businesses is the destruction,… Read More

How Do We Make The Office Work More Productively Post Covid
Business

How Do We Make The Office Work More Productively, Post-Covid?

By On April 1, 2021

There have been critical changes to the workplace over the past year. With many office-based employees forced to work remotely or from home during the pandemic, the adaptation of new technologies, systems… Read More

What You Can Negotiate For Your Employment Contract After 12 Months
Legal

What You Can Negotiate For Your Employment Contract After 12 Months

By On April 1, 2021

Before commencing employment at a business, organisation or under an individual, an employment contract must be agreed to by both employer and employee. This employment contract may have had additional revisions, agreements… Read More

Simple Super Information For The Self Employed
Super

Simple Super Information For The Self-Employed

By On April 1, 2021

If you’re self-employed, you aren’t required to pay yourself super guarantee payments. It is however a recommended way to save for your retirement, and making personal super contributions could be beneficial for… Read More

Maximising Tax Returns On The “Side Hustle”
Tax

Maximising Tax Returns On The “Side Hustle”

By On April 1, 2021

If you or someone that you know began a side business (or “side hustle”) during the last financial year, you would have to meet the tax obligations that come with that business,… Read More

NSW Government Boosts Flood Affected Areas With Disaster Relief Payments
Economy

NSW Government Boosts Flood-Affected Areas With Disaster Relief Payments

By On March 28, 2021

Australia has seen its fair share of natural disasters, and the impact that it has on the community can also be felt in all areas. Natural disasters are also economic disasters, with… Read More

Does Work Overtime Make You a Hero
Individuals

Does Work Overtime Make You a Hero?

By On March 28, 2021

Putting in the hours at the office from 9 till 5 might be what your contract states, but many may stay back in a bid to get ahead of their workload. Working… Read More

Sexual Harassment and The Workplace
Legal

Sexual Harassment and The Workplace

By On March 28, 2021

In 2021, businesses have seen greater visibility surrounding the issue of sexual harassment within the workplace, particularly within the media and the public sphere. The impact of sexual harassment within the workplace… Read More

SEO Strategy and YOUR business
Web

SEO Strategy and YOUR business

By On March 23, 2021

A tool that many businesses, organisations and individuals use when setting up their website is search engine optimisation (or SEO). This tool ensures that the website’s visibility on initial searches for something… Read More

Underperforming employees in your workplace
People

Underperforming employees in your workplace

By On March 22, 2021

Employees are the key ingredient to the success of any business or organisation – but what should employers do if they aren’t performing as well as they should? Underperformance can occur when… Read More

Easy ways to start your investing journey
Money

Easy ways to start your investing journey

By On March 21, 2021

There are a lot of options when it comes to investing, but often people are daunted by the prospect. A lack of accessible information, misconceptions about investment opportunities and fear of losing… Read More

Impact of Small Businesses on the Economy a Positive
Economy

Impact of Small Businesses on the Economy a Positive

By On March 18, 2021

Small businesses are critical to the ongoing recovery of Australia’s economy from the losses sustained by the pandemic’s impacts. Small businesses were significantly impacted by the pandemic’s effect on the community and… Read More

Avoiding Side Hustle Burnout
Entrepreneurship

Avoiding Side Hustle Burnout

By On March 18, 2021

A lot of the time, small businesses or the lucrative ‘side hustle’ are run in conjunction with multiple jobs, or raising a family. Starting a business can be a stressful, long process… Read More

Cyber security survey reveals impact and risks to cyber security
Technology

Cyber security survey reveals impact and risks to cyber security

By On March 18, 2021

A recently released cyber-security survey highlighted a failure among organisations to identify cybersecurity risks posed by rapid digitisation. This comes after the recent long-term digitisation of many workplaces as a result of… Read More

Your Business and Ethics
Business

Your Business and Ethics

By On March 18, 2021

Business ethics are the system of moral and ethical beliefs that guides the values, behaviours and decisions of a business organisation and the individuals involved within that business. These ethics are important… Read More

Why you should consolidate your “lost super”
Super

Why you should consolidate your “lost super”

By On March 18, 2021

After COVID 19’s impact on the world, an influx of employees who had lost their jobs fell into the job market. Many of these came from companies that couldn’t afford to continue… Read More

Small Business Benefits or Taxable Concerns
Tax

Small Business Benefits or Taxable Concerns?

By On March 18, 2021

As an employee in a business, often there are perks that can come with the job. A company car, fuel money, perhaps some technology to help make things easier. Small business owners… Read More

Growth but at what cost
Economy

Growth, but at what cost?

By On March 11, 2021

Australia has experienced economic growth in the later quarters of 2020, with a 3.3% increase. Performing better than its peers, the outcome is a result due to the swift government response to… Read More

How do you know if your productivity tools are actually working
Individuals

How do you know if your productivity tools are actually working?

By On March 11, 2021

Sometimes it’s not about how to plan, it’s how to use planning tools to be productive at work. With a wealth of digital apps, websites and management systems able to be put… Read More

Investment Properties
Property

Investment Properties

By On March 11, 2021

A lot of investors expect to make additional money when they purchase a property – after all, capital growth is one of the main reasons people invest in residential real estate. One… Read More

Using Website Design To Promote Your Business
Web

Using Website Design To Promote Your Business

By On March 11, 2021

Online websites are a great way to reach the digital audience and promote a business’ products and services in one place. With easy to understand website builders just a click away, a… Read More

Stress in the Workplace
People

Stress in the Workplace

By On March 11, 2021

It’s been a stressful time for everyone transitioning into the new normal of business. Whether working from home, remotely or trying to get used to a whole new working environment, employees are… Read More

Upskilling or Reskilling your Employees
Business

Upskilling or Reskilling your Employees

By On March 11, 2021

As a result of the emerging new business climate in a post-Covid environment, many jobs have had to adapt into a new structure. Since many businesses have found themselves in a more… Read More

Death Benefits Super
Super

Death Benefits & Super

By On March 11, 2021

Intrinsically linked with tax, superannuation is a minefield of concerns for many of us. One such concern is whether super gets taxed after a death. When a person’s super is paid after… Read More

Self Education Expenses
Tax

Self-Education Expenses

By On March 11, 2021

Individuals who partake in self-education may be able to claim a deduction for their expenses if the education is related to their work or if they receive a taxable bonded scholarship. Courses… Read More

Pre mixed investment options
Super

Pre-mixed investment options

By On March 3, 2021

Super funds make investments depending on the different levels of risk chosen. There are 5 types of pre-set investment options which you can choose for your superfund. Remember that if you want… Read More

What you can salary package
Tax

What you can salary package

By On March 3, 2021

Salary packaging allows you to create a ‘package’ of income and benefits. In your salary package, you can include benefits that you would usually pay for with your income after-tax. These include… Read More

What isn’t covered in a will
Legal

What isn’t covered in a will?

By On March 3, 2021

If you are thinking about writing a will, it can be helpful to know what not to include as much as it is to know what you do need to include. The… Read More

How to respond to difficult employees
Business

How to respond to difficult employees

By On March 3, 2021

Every now and then, you might come across an employee who is particularly difficult to handle. A difficult employee could be one who is incompetent, doesn’t follow instructions, behaves rudely in the… Read More

Benefits of content marketing
Technology

Benefits of content marketing

By On March 3, 2021

Creating consistent content for social media has many benefits: Posting good content on a regular basis increases audience retention. Your customers and followers will derive a positive experience from your social media… Read More

Four types of entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

Four types of entrepreneurs

By On March 3, 2021

There are different types of entrepreneurs, defined by their perspectives and goals. Builder Individuals in this category will want to create a business that is scalable within a short period of time.… Read More

What is trauma insurance
Individuals

What is trauma insurance?

By On March 3, 2021

Experiencing a serious illness or injury can prevent individuals from returning to work. Trauma insurance can help support families through particularly tough times and pay for costs that may arise from medical… Read More

What you need to know about luxury car tax
Tax

What you need to know about luxury car tax

By On February 24, 2021

Luxury car tax or LCT is a 33% tax on cars that have a value (including GST) above the set threshold. However, the tax is only on the value which is above… Read More

Pros and cons of home reversion
Super

Pros and cons of home reversion

By On February 24, 2021

Super (AU): Pros and cons of home reversion Home reversion is when you sell a share of the future value of your home whilst still living there. You receive a lump-sum payment… Read More

Employer liability in remote working conditions
Legal

Employer liability in remote working conditions

By On February 24, 2021

Now that businesses must have a better idea of the working conditions they will be adopting in 2021, it’s ideal to consider how employer liability changes. The health and safety of employees… Read More

What to do before you buy a business
Business

What to do before you buy a business

By On February 24, 2021

Buying an existing business can be a great entryway into being a business owner – but it does come with challenges. Following these steps might make it easier for you to make… Read More

Signs of unauthorised and mistaken transactions
Money

Signs of unauthorised and mistaken transactions

By On February 24, 2021

When checking through your transactions, you might come across a transaction that doesn’t look right. If this is the case, you should get into contact with your bank as soon as possible.… Read More

Continuing situation between China and Australia proving detrimental for both countries
Economy

Continuing situation between China and Australia proving detrimental for both countries

By On February 24, 2021

China has imposed restrictions for imports from Australia for various items. Although, this might not have had the impact that China had first wanted. China makes up a large part of the… Read More

Dealing with job dissatisfaction
Individuals

Dealing with job dissatisfaction

By On February 24, 2021

Job dissatisfaction can have a significant impact on your life. It will affect your productivity at work and your mood both at and after work. Therefore, it can’t simply be ignored. Instead,… Read More

Records you need to keep on rental properties
Tax

Records you need to keep on rental properties

By On February 18, 2021

When you own a rental property, keeping records is important. These will help you meet tax obligations. Generally, only individuals with their names on the title deed declare income and claim expenses.… Read More

Sudden lockdown in Victoria costs the economy
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Sudden lockdown in Victoria costs the economy

By On February 18, 2021

New COVID-19 cases resulted in Victoria going into a short lockdown. Although the lockdown itself wasn’t very long, the estimated damage to the economy was high. Experts are saying that the short… Read More

Starting a second business
Entrepreneurship

Starting a second business

By On February 18, 2021

Starting a business needs a lot of preparation, time and effort. Therefore, running two businesses at the same time means that your workload is even greater. You may choose to start another… Read More

Managing mobile phone use in the workplace
Technology

Managing mobile phone use in the workplace

By On February 18, 2021

Leaving mobile phone usage in the workplace unmanaged can lead to problems down the line. If employees use their phones during work hours too frequently, then this can lead to: Lack of… Read More

Features your website needs
Web

Features your website needs

By On February 18, 2021

These are features you should make sure you have on your website: Your contact information should be easily accessible. Potential customers should know how to get in touch with you if they… Read More

Ways you can manage your stress
People

Ways you can manage your stress

By On February 18, 2021

There are various causes of stress that make it difficult to have just one method of stress management. There are 4 methods you can use in response to stress: Avoid: Sometimes the… Read More

Repairing errors in your credit score
Money

Repairing errors in your credit score

By On February 18, 2021

Your credit score can affect loans and credit you apply for. You are able to have errors on your credit report fixed for free. The following are typical errors in credit reports,… Read More

Business management styles you should avoid
Business

Business management styles you should avoid

By On February 18, 2021

The business management style you adopt will depend on the needs of your business, what motivates your employees, and your style of work. Therefore, you do have some flexibility when it comes… Read More

What is the transfer balance cap
Super

What is the transfer balance cap?

By On February 18, 2021

The transfer cap refers to the amount of money that can be transferred from your superannuation account to your tax-free ‘retirement phase’ account. At the moment, the transfer balance cap is $1.6… Read More

Effectively setting deadlines for yourself
Individuals

Effectively setting deadlines for yourself

By On February 14, 2021

Setting deadlines for yourself whether for work or for personal goals is often encouraged so that you can effectively manage your time. However, it is difficult to hold yourself accountable. You can… Read More

What could happen if Google pulls search
Economy

What could happen if Google pulls search

By On February 14, 2021

Small businesses rely on their digital presence to attract new customers and stay afloat. This is because Google search helps attract customers outside the immediate local area so that businesses can gain… Read More

Potential goldmines to look out for when buying property
Property

Potential goldmines to look out for when buying property

By On February 14, 2021

When buying a home, there are some things to look out for which add value to a property and will help you make more profit down the line. If you are tossing… Read More

How you can use a webinar for business
Web

How you can use a webinar for business

By On February 14, 2021

Webinars are online conferences that have become much easier to host with technological advances. They are also cheaper and, if used correctly, can be beneficial for your business. Build brand authority and… Read More

When it’s okay to ask your coworkers for help
People

When it’s okay to ask your coworkers for help

By On February 14, 2021

People often perceive asking for help as a weakness, but sometimes, asking for help demonstrates strength. It shows self-awareness and a willingness to learn and grow. If you find yourself in the… Read More

The types of benefits businesses should consider for their employees
Business

The types of benefits businesses should consider for their employees

By On February 14, 2021

n Australia-wide survey asked employees what benefits they would most want from their employers. The following are the top 10 benefits: Flexible working Discounts on electricity, gas and water Continued education options… Read More

Choosing investment options in your super
Super

Choosing investment options in your super

By On February 14, 2021

Many Australians ignore the decision of choosing investments for their super and often end up in the ‘default’ option as they make no effort to choose otherwise. Default options that aim for… Read More

The amounts you don’t need to include as income
Tax

The amounts you don’t need to include as income

By On February 14, 2021

Amounts which are not classified as income are split into 3 categories. Exempt income This is income that you do not pay tax on, although, some exempt income may be taken into… Read More

Tax treatment of insurance payments for damaged or destroyed property after a disaster
Tax

Tax treatment of insurance payments for damaged or destroyed property after a disaster

By On February 3, 2021

The Australian weather can be unpredictable, resulting in intense weather conditions. Bushfires, severe storms or floods can cause personal properties and assets a lot of damage. In the case that this does… Read More

5 Reasons you should start a business as a retiree
Entrepreneurship

5 Reasons you should start a business as a retiree

By On February 3, 2021

Retirement is a great time to explore the interests and passions you did not get to when you were working. Becoming an entrepreneur could be one of those things. The following are… Read More

How to ask for a promotion
Individuals

How to ask for a promotion

By On February 3, 2021

Asking for a promotion is one of the most anxiety-inducing things a person has to do as an employee. It might help reduce some of your anxiety if you follow these steps.… Read More

Improve communication in the workplace using technology
Technology

Improve communication in the workplace using technology

By On February 3, 2021

Technology has the potential to facilitate efficient communication within the workplace. Connect Employees Employees in different locations and departments of a business are able to communicate with each other better through technology.… Read More

Types of partnerships
Business

Types of partnerships

By On February 3, 2021

There are three types of partnerships. The partnership type you choose will depend on what best suits the partners involved. General Partnership (GP) All partners involved will be equally responsible for the… Read More

Customer service strategies to avoid liability lawsuits
Legal

Customer service strategies to avoid liability lawsuits

By On February 3, 2021

Implementing these customer service strategies will help your business avoid liability lawsuits Conduct follow-ups during the project During a project, both you and the client can get busy with running the business… Read More

SMSF Pensions
Super

SMSF Pensions

By On February 3, 2021

SMSF funds can provide pension or lump sum benefits during retirement. Retirement is a condition of super release if you have reached your preservation age. Depending on your date of birth, your… Read More

Stay on top of your credit cards
Money

Stay on top of your credit cards

By On January 28, 2021

The following are some tips which will make it easier for you to stay on top of your credit card payments so that you can worry less and save more. Pay on… Read More

How you can improve your networking skills
Individuals

How you can improve your networking skills

By On January 28, 2021

Networking and developing contacts in your field can present you with many opportunities. Although, networking is difficult because you want to maintain professionality whilst improving your relationships with your peers. You can… Read More

How will the Australian economy perform after JobKeeper and JobSeeker end
Economy

How will the Australian economy perform after JobKeeper and JobSeeker end

By On January 28, 2021

The RBA created forecasts of how the unemployment rate in Australia will perform in the coming years in May 2020. Astonishingly, unemployment rates are lower than the forecasted best-case-scenario. This is an… Read More

Preserving your customer’s confidentiality
Business

Preserving your customer’s confidentiality

By On January 28, 2021

Customers trust businesses with a lot of personal information and it is the business’ responsibility to maintain confidentiality. Businesses should take relevant precautions to ensure that the privacy and personal information of… Read More

Protect your business’ intellectual property
Legal

Protect your business’ intellectual property

By On January 28, 2021

Intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset to any business. It can be anything from a manufacturing process to a trade secret – it is essentially intangible proprietary property. Protecting IP has… Read More

Calculating how much super you will need when you retire
Super

Calculating how much super you will need when you retire

By On January 28, 2021

Calculating how much super you will need will help you decide whether you should be contributing more to your super. You can utilise salary sacrifice schemes to increase contributions, especially if you… Read More

Trustees and beneficiaries registering for tax in trusts
Tax

Trustees and beneficiaries registering for tax in trusts

By On January 28, 2021

Trusts have their own tax file number (TFN) that should be used to complete tax returns. Trusts are also able to apply for an Australian business number (ABN) on the condition that… Read More

Basics of SMSF investing
Super

Basics of SMSF investing

By On January 21, 2021

Setting up an SMSF fund is the simplest step. Establishing a fund which delivers you consistent returns from your investments is much more difficult. Investing successfully involves determining precise goals and picking… Read More

Improving your LinkedIn presence as a business
Web

Improving your LinkedIn presence as a business

By On January 21, 2021

Although other social media platforms can be more casual, having a strong LinkedIn presence can be helpful to form partnerships and onboard skilled team members. The steps to building an engaging and… Read More

Protecting your business from cyber security threats
Technology

Protecting your business from cyber security threats

By On January 21, 2021

Taking your business online opens up many new opportunities but it also opens up new threats. Taking these steps will help protect your business from cybersecurity threats. Backup your data: Backing up… Read More

How you can be more strategic and successful in 2021
Entrepreneurship

How you can be more strategic and successful in 2021

By On January 21, 2021

2020 brought about many challenges and changes but also taught businesses many skills which should be continued into 2021. In 2021, businesses can achieve growth and success by applying what they learned… Read More

Australian economy may not recover entirely after the pandemic
Economy

Australian economy may not recover entirely after the pandemic

By On January 21, 2021

Australia’s economy suffered deeply during the pandemic, as did the rest of the world’s. However, declining trade relations between China and Australia caused potentially irreparable damage to the economy. China is Australia’s… Read More

Overcoming public speaking anxiety in the workplace
People

Overcoming public speaking anxiety in the workplace

By On January 21, 2021

There will come a time, where no matter how much you despise it, you will need to speak in front of an audience. Being afraid of public speaking is fairly common and… Read More

Things you should do every time you get paid
Money

Things you should do every time you get paid

By On January 21, 2021

It can be tempting to treat yourself on payday, but in the long run, planning your spending will be more rewarding. Creating a payday routine will help you pay your bills on… Read More

How you can improve your company’s shipping department
Business

How you can improve your company’s shipping department

By On January 21, 2021

Effective shipping is essential in a world where online shopping is so popular. Businesses can suffer if their orders are not being shipped on time or if they are not regularly updating… Read More

Taxation of your unused leave when leaving a job
Tax

Taxation of your unused leave when leaving a job

By On January 21, 2021

When your job ends, whether there has been a termination of employment or redundancy you will receive a payment for unused leave. This payment will be taxed differently from your normal income.… Read More

How do people use the internet
Web

How do people use the internet?

By On January 13, 2021

Each person uses the internet in a different way. Whether they regularly access the internet for their job or only go on it to watch movies and shows, users have found a… Read More

Vaccine to boost the economy
Economy

Vaccine to boost the economy

By On January 13, 2021

Experts have stated that the accelerated rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine will provide the economy and budget with a much-needed boost. The treasurer was against extending the wage subsidies that applied through… Read More

What to include in a cover letter
Individuals

What to include in a cover letter

By On January 13, 2021

The goal of your cover letter is to demonstrate why you should be selected for an interview, therefore always make an individualised letter for each job application. Include your relevant contact information:… Read More

What to look out for when investing in regional property
Property

What to look out for when investing in regional property

By On January 13, 2021

Recent data has shown that more and more people are buying properties in regional areas. With the population of Australia steading increasing, growth won’t be limited to urban areas. Due to this,… Read More

When is taking a pay cut okay
People

When is taking a pay cut okay?

By On January 13, 2021

Taking a pay cut is never easy but there are some situations where it makes sense. Focusing exclusively on the salary could prevent you from looking at other factors which are also… Read More

Responding to negative feedback
Business

Responding to negative feedback

By On January 13, 2021

The internet and social media have made it all too easy for customers to relay their feedback to businesses. This can be a great thing because it shows other customers or potential… Read More

Protecting yourself from super scams
Super

Protecting yourself from super scams

By On January 13, 2021

Superannuation is an attractive target for scammers as a significant volume of funds are placed into super funds by Australians. There are some straightforward steps you can take to protect yourself from… Read More

Fuel tax credits for businesses
Tax

Fuel tax credits for businesses

By On January 13, 2021

The government provides fuel tax credits for businesses with a credit for the fuel tax (excise or customs) that is included in the price of fuel used in machinery, plant, equipment, heavy… Read More

Lodging your business activity statement
Tax

Lodging your business activity statement

By On January 7, 2021

Businesses that are registered for GST are required to lodge a business activity statement (BAS). These assist in the reporting and payment of: Goods and services tax (GST) Pay as you go… Read More

Finding your lost super
Super

Finding your lost super

By On January 7, 2021

Changing of name, address or job can mean that you lose track of some of your super. This means that there is money that belongs to you that is not currently in… Read More

Protecting your small business from legal fallout
Legal

Protecting your small business from legal fallout

By On January 7, 2021

Protecting your business from legal fallout isn’t at the forefront when you are focussing your efforts on growing your small business. However, it is necessary. You can take the following simple steps… Read More

Collaboration to grow business
Business

Collaboration to grow business

By On January 7, 2021

Businesses can gain a lot from collaboration, regardless of the industry they are in. The following are some reasons why businesses should care about collaboration. Get inspired As a business, it is… Read More

Using technology to reduce your business’ carbon footprint
Technology

Using technology to reduce your business’ carbon footprint

By On January 7, 2021

Small business owners can integrate technology in order to make their business more environmentally friendly. Firstly, go paperless! This will drastically reduce waste. Where possible, digitalise communication, billing, invoicing, etc. This is… Read More

Defining your brand identity
Entrepreneurship

Defining your brand identity

By On January 7, 2021

Defining your brand at the start of your business journey will help establish the direction your brand will grow in. Defining your brand involves identifying key values, building company culture and determining… Read More

Going back to work after a long break
Individuals

Going back to work after a long break

By On December 31, 2020

Taking a career break can help give you some needed time off and a fresh perspective on work, however this can make returning to work intimidating. To help you get back into… Read More

Making shareable content for Social Media
Web

Making shareable content for Social Media

By On December 31, 2020

Content should be produced with the intention of it going viral and being shared across a broad number of platforms. Although this sounds ambitious, it is a good practice to help ensure… Read More

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