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War in Ukraine sparks defence spend

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
An unstable global geopolitical situation, most significantly due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, has prompted a $270 billion commitment to defence spending in the Federal Budget. The increased allocation to defence will bring Australia's defence spending ...

Floods, fires, plagues catered to in Budget

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
Australia's recent natural disasters, including the devastating floods in New South Wales and South-East Queensland, have prompted a Federal Budget response. "Nothing I say can overcome the personal pain and loss of so many Australians. We will stand ...

Excise tax, super top budget worries

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
In the lead up to tonight's Federal Budget, economists agree that the election is likely to be firmly on the government's agenda - with popularity possibly trumping the effectiveness of policies. In December's mid-year economic and fiscal outlook ...

Government flags $17.9bn infrastructure spend

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
Ahead of the Federal Budget this evening, the government has announced a $17.9 billion infrastructure spend across the country. The new announcements will see the government's rolling 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline will increase from ...

Accountants lobby for 10 budget reforms

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 28 MAR 2022
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has outlined 10 proposals put to the Treasurer in the lead up to the Federal Budget. First, CA ANZ wants to see the annual superannuation cap replaced with a lifetime contribution cap and provided ...

Key Budget measure won't help economy: Academic

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 25 MAR 2022
A Macquarie Business School academic has said one-off payments like those expected in next week's Federal Budget won't do anything to address long-term structural issues in Australia's economy. A one-off payment to combat the rising cost of living is ...

Government vows support for SMEs, self-funded retirees

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 24 MAR 2022
Small business owners and self-funded retirees will get a boost out of the upcoming Federal Budget, with the government pledging to lower uplift rates, digitalise trust income reporting and improving the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) system. Announced yesterday ...

Childcare key to super gap

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 MAR 2022
Ahead of the Federal Budget next week, new research shows making childcare more affordable could close the gender gap in superannuation savings. Currently, women retire with almost a third less super than men on average, but a new report from Industry ...

Experienced advisers in education limbo

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 MAR 2022
Experienced financial advisers that have yet to gain a bachelor's degree or equivalent are caught in the middle of a political maelstrom promising an easier education pathway. With both major parties announcing significant changes to adviser qualifications ...

Super should help secure home loans: Inquiry

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAR 2022
The inquiry into housing affordability and supply in Australia has recommended first home buyers be able to use their superannuation as collateral for a home. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue tabled its report following ...