It's Tax Time
If you have a part time job and have been taxed you will need to fill in a tax return. If you have never lodged a tax return before, The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has information here. The ATO also has an online calculator that will let you know if you need to lodge a tax return. If you don't, you need to complete a non-lodgement advice instead.
The video below shows you how to set up a myGov account. Your tax and medicare information are managed through myGov.
Sometimes you win
Girl Power - Siala Robson
Siala Robson made it to the grand final of the Voice last week. At just 18 years of age she has dealt with a lot of hardship in her short life. Her family experienced domestic violence and ended up living in a women's shelter. But music got her through the really dark times. Even though she didn't win the voice, she is a winner in my eyes. She is an incredibly talented writer and musician. If it hadn't been for her hardships, she might never have picked up a guitar and written her first song.
Diamonds are formed under extreme temperature and pressure. Hardships can help make your life into something brilliant like a diamond. You are stronger than you realise. If you are going through some really tough times find a creative outlet to express how you're feeling like music, art or writing. There is support out there if you need it - you don't have to go through it alone.
If you need help call:
Little more love - Evie Irie
Teen Breathe: Issue 16
Hugh van Cuylenburg spent a few months living and volunteering in India in 2008. Despite the fact that the villagers didn't have very much the were very happy. When Hugh got back to Australia he continued his studies and worked out that the key to the villager's happiness was gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. He wrote a book called The Resilience Project and now there is an app. It is only $4.49 and is available on android and iTunes. You can find out more about it in the video below.