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ECPI draft legislation released

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 24 MAY 2021
The government has introduced exposure draft legislation to reduce red tape for super funds when calculating the exempt current pension income (ECPI). The minister for financial services, superannuation and the digital economy Jane Hume said the draft ...

Chief economist: The wages of slow wages growth

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021
"March quarter 2021's moderate growth was influenced by regularly scheduled increases. Improved business conditions saw employers revisit wage reviews postponed during the height of the pandemic." This was how Michelle Marquardt, head of price statistics ...

Chief economist update: Confidently sustaining the recovery

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
Simply stunning! "The April survey result is simply stunning - with many variables reaching survey highs. Conditions reset last month's high, driven by further gains across trading conditions, profitability and employment. Confidence has also set ...

Budget no cure for hangover from last one

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
An Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees policy expert has laid out just how much work super funds have ahead of them in dealing with the last two federal budgets. AIST head of advocacy Mel Birks updated the Conference of Major Superannuation ...

Aussies regret ERS withdrawals: AIST poll

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021
Nearly seven in 10 Australians who dipped into their superannuation during COVID-19 are concerned the decision has made them less financially secure, according to a poll from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. AIST also says one in ...

COVID support temporarily improves inequality

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 17 MAY 2021
The equity gap between young and old Australians narrowed after a seven-year widening streak but the improved fortunes of the young may be short-lived, says the Actuaries Institute. Calling it "a year like no other", Actuaries Institute's Intergenerational ...

YFYS incentive to reduce fees: Hume

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021
The inclusion of superannuation administration fees in the Your Future, Your Super performance benchmark will not punish funds that reduced fees in recent years, according to minister for superannuation Jane Hume. Speaking at the Financial Services ...

Advice practices set to benefit from tax cuts

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
Small business owners, like financial planners, are set to benefit from the 30% tax rate reducing to 25% from 1 July 2021. Federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg also announced last night that temporary full expensing has been extended until 30 June 2023. ...

Super funds slam budget's super gap measures

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
Superannuation funds welcomed the budget's move to dump the $450 threshold, but called out a lack of measures to close the super gap. Last night's budget included five key decisions on superannuation. These were abolishing the $450 per month ...

Chief economist update: Frydenberg spends big

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
"Australia's economic recovery is now well underway and we must keep the momentum going... but, this pandemic is not over. For as long as the virus persists, so will we. So tonight, we go further." This is according to federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg ...