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Short-sighted super cut

Short-sighted super cut

The Federal Government’s proposed change to concessional taxing of superannuation contributions by high income earners flies in the face of the long-standing message out of Canberra to all workers that they must self-fund their own retirement. This is a responsibility that most people take very seriously...

0.5% rate cut a tail wind for new property cycle

0.5% rate cut a tail wind for new property cycle

In light of the very low inflationary outlook, weak GDP numbers and softening employment outcomes, the case for today’s cut was overwhelming. It will provide a welcome stimulus across the Australian economy. Given the level of borrowings and interest rate sensitivity in the property sector, interest rate cuts tend to have a disproportionate benefit for investors and homebuyers...

Why financial security should be your priority

Why financial security should be your priority

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics , 1.6% of the population was aged 85 years and over in Australia at 30 June 2007. This group is projected to grow rapidly to between 4.9% and 7.3% of the population by 2056. So the release of the Federal Government’s Living Longer, Living Better aged care policy earlier this month returned a vitally important issue to the centre stage of public debate; for obvious reasons, we all have a real stake – for ourselves and for our l...

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