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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 ...

More flexibility for retirees

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The government has introduced more flexibility for older Australians by abolishing the work test, extending access to downsizer contributions and improving the Pension Loan Scheme. From 1 July 2022, those aged between 67-years-old and 74-years-old will ...

No early super release for DV survivors

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
Among several other initiatives aimed at boosting women's economic security, the government has confirmed it will not proceed with plans to extend the early release of superannuation to family and domestic violence survivors. Scrapping the plan will ...

Personal, business tax cuts revealed

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The government has retained the low-and-middle income tax offset (LMITO) for another year and introduced a tax cut for small to medium businesses in the 2021/22 budget in a bid to create more jobs and support business investment. Low-and middle-income ...

No big losers in FY22 budget

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
Just about everyone is a winner in this year's federal budget, with treasurer Josh Frydenberg extending tax cuts, significant measures to enhance women's economic security and a $15 billion infrastructure spend. Delivering the 2021/22 federal ...

Retirees freed from legacy products

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
Individuals locked into legacy retirement products will now have the chance to transfer into newer, more flexible products without penalty under a new measure. The government is introducing a two-year amnesty for individuals in market-linked, life-expectancy ...

Australia is coming back: Frydenberg

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The recovery of the Australian economy from COVID-19 has improved the budget position from initial projections, with a significantly lower than expected unemployment rate. The unemployment rate currently sits at 5.6%, which is lower than pre-pandemic ...

Key Treasury initiatives outlined

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
Buried deep within budget documents are several steps the government will take to further boost our financial system, including greater powers for regulators and $11.2 million to enhance super fund member outcomes. While far from the headline measures ...

Infrastructure investment builds to $170bn

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The government has announced a $110 billion infrastructure project pipeline to help fuel the post COVID-19 economic stimulus, and it's not just concrete and steel. Billed as one of the budget's cornerstone commitments, the government will spend an extra ...

OPINION: Super for housing was the wrong policy fight

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
After the shock of the Early Release of Superannuation scheme's COVID-19 amendment, the superannuation sector can breathe a sigh of relief that government hasn't introduced a mechanism to allow members to divert their super savings into a deposit on ...