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Aged care expenditure to jump 37%

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The aged care sector is set for a major boost to address problems raised in the Royal Commission and prepare for the coming wave of aging retirees. Aged care expenditure will increase 7% during 2021-22 to $24.3 billion and by 37% over the next four ...

Chief economist update: Iron ore is the glue that binds China and Australia

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The price of iron ore continues to heat up. It broke above the all-time high of US$191.70 a tonne recorded more than 10 years ago (February 2011) on 6 May 2021 and is currently fetching 215.48/tonne. This represents a 31.4% increase from end-2020's ...

What to expect from the budget

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
... super as savings for retirement. But ASFA and Industry Super Australia are still hoping for more good news in tonight's budget - they want the government to address the gender gap in super by instituting the superannuation guarantee on parental leave. ...

Budget to boost home ownership rates

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021
Ahead of tomorrow's federal budget, the government announced a raft of measures aimed at increasing home ownership levels, including the expansion of the First Home Super Saver Scheme. The government is increasing the maximum amount of voluntary contributions ...

Government launches digital economy strategy

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 7 MAY 2021
The government has announced a $1.2 billion investment to support the digital transformation of the economy and measures to encourage business investment in technology, ahead of the federal budget. The digital economy strategy includes $111.3 million ...

MAX finalists named, voting open

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 7 MAY 2021
The finalists for the 16th annual Financial Standard MAX Awards have been announced, with voting now open until May 30. The Financial Standard MAX Awards highlight individuals, teams and organisations in the financial services industry excelling in ...

Go, iron ore, go

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 APR 2021
Just a wittle more, a wittle more... Yes Virginia, just another US$12.71 per tonne (6.6%) and the spot price of iron ore will be line ball with the all-time high of US$191.70 a tonne it set way back a decade earlier (February 2011). For sure, there ...

Government debt blows out 420%

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 20 APR 2021
The federal government's debt levels soared 420% over the last 25 years, shifting Australia up two notches on the rankings of an index to 13 th place. According to the inaugural Janus Henderson's Sovereign Debt Index, the federal government ...

Granny flat tax exemption to become law

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 19 APR 2021
The government has commenced consultation on exposure draft legislation that will reduce the tax burden on granny flats in a move to prevent elder financial abuse. The legislation follows the budget announcement that the government would provide a targeted ...

Chief economist update: Bubble, bubble getting out of trouble

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 APR 2021
"Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away..." -Frank Sinatara It didn't happen overnight, but it's happening... now. The Trans-Tasman bubble is here! After more than a year - I recall watching Qantas' chief executive saying it's ...