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South Australia recognised as 'economic leader'

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 22 APR 2024
South Australia leads in economic performance across all Australian states and territories, according to the CommSec State of the States quarterly report. CommSec said South Australia was "the most consistent performer," securing the top spot in half ...

Australia's budget position ranks second among G20 nations

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 19 APR 2024
Australia's budget balance as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) was second among G20 nations last year, improving from 14th in 2021, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Australia's budget balance was -0.9% of GDP in 2023, surpassing ...

Court approves $16m DASS settlement

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 19 APR 2024
The Federal Court has approved the settlement reached in the $16 million class action brought against Dixon Advisory & Superannuation Services (DASS) following a two-week delay. Justice Thawley sought to gather more information for the victims in delaying ...

Commercial real estate optimism ticks up

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2024
The overall sentiment of global corporate real estate leaders has improved to its highest level since Q2 2022, according to a survey by Knight Frank. The real estate group asked the leaders to rate several sentiments around growth, portfolio, and workplace. ...

UniSuper selects new group insurer

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 APR 2024
After more than a decade in business, UniSuper has dropped TAL as its group insurer. The $135 billion superannuation fund has called time on its relationship with TAL, which began in November 2013. Effective June 1, MetLife will serve as group insurer ...

ATO targets crypto investors, sharing economy

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 APR 2024
Cryptocurrency and the sharing economy are two hotspots the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will target this financial year as too many investors continue to blunder their tax returns. With a horde of investors jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon ...

Income inequality elevated, spikes: Oxfam

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 16 APR 2024
Income inequality is too high and continues to balloon in 60% of low- and middle-income countries studied by Oxfam International, tipping the Gini coefficient well above acceptable levels. Oxfam found that income inequality is rampant among 64 out of ...

'Licensee for hire' fined $1.25m by court

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2024
Lanterne Fund Services was issued a $1.25 million penalty by the Federal Court for failing to comply with basic obligations, including operating with almost no compliance staff or risk management processes. In July 2022, ASIC issued civil penalty proceedings ...

$53bn added to ETF market over 12 months

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2024
Australian investors added $2.65 billion into ETFs that invest on international equity markets over the three months to 31 March 2024, according to data released by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. The inflows into international ...

Why aged care advice needs tougher regulation

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2024
The lack of regulation around aged care advice has led to superficial and often conflicted advice, that can put older Australians at risk of elder abuse, according to Aged Care Steps, which is rallying for tougher protections and laws. Aged Care Steps ...