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A few things have changed in super

Many of the federal government’s superannuation reforms came into effect on 1 July. Here’s what’s new. The government says it has tried to make the superannuation system more sustainable and has introduced more flexibility to suit modern work patterns. This

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Significant changes to contribution limits to super could prove a challenge

The changes to super and tax laws proposed in this year’s federal budget, then revised and adjusted by the government in September, have been passed through Parliament and are mostly due to take effect from July 1, 2017. That means

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Government releases more superannuation legislation

On 27 September 2016 the Government released another round of draft legislation implementing a number of the changes to superannuation it announced in the 2016 Federal Budget. Many of these changes will apply from 1 July 2017 so it might

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2014 Super Updates… Did you Know??

On 1 July 2014 the cap limits for superannuation contributions were increased, allowing you to contribute more into superannuation before penalties are applied. Concessional contribution caps apply to employers’ compulsory super guarantee contributions, voluntary salary sacrifice contributions and to personal deductible

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Budget 2014 HIghlights and You!

Well, we know that when times get tough, it makes get sense to stick to a budget, and ‘tighten one’s belt’ and that’s what the latest Australian Budget is all about.  So what are some of the main changes and

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Finding Parity for Women’s Super

WIF had combined forces with the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) to put on a great lunch in Collins Street to discuss “Finding Parity for Women’s Super.”

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RBA Cash Rate Cut for October 2012…

So the RBA have dropped the official cash rate down to 3.25% at the October Board meeting.  Xmas in October then? Or once again, too little – too late?  How does our Resource Story and China fit in with all

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Increase in Super Guarantee Payments to 12% – as explained by Gai Brodtmann…

Labor member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann attempts to explain how the increase in the superannuation levy from 9-12% will work and who’ll be funding the change

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Budget 2012 — Superannuation Wrap

The 2012 Budget delivered a couple of changes for Superannuation, but nothing too extraordinary

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What to do? What to do?

Hold onto your hats! Where to from here??

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