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Coalition's housing policy could cut Commonwealth Rent Assistance costs

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 20 JUN 2024
Senator Andrew Bragg requested a costing analysis on savings in Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) anticipated from the Coalition's proposed super for housing policy. This policy would allow individuals to withdraw up to $50,000, up to a maximum 40% ...

TCorp moves to new OneFund structure

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JUN 2024
As previously flagged, the New South Wales government is moving forward with plans to consolidate several separate investment funds managed by TCorp. In September last year, the state government announced it was reviewing the way NSW's investment funds ...

RBA issues warning over inflationary spending

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JUN 2024
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the official cash rate on hold at 4.35% in June but would not rule out another hike in the future. The RBA board noted that inflation had fallen substantially since its peak in 2022 but said recent federal and ...

Australia's competitiveness climbs world rankings

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 18 JUN 2024
Stronger business and government investment, population growth and budget positions have seen Australia record its best international competitiveness ranking since 2011. The nation rose from 19th to 13th in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2024 ...

'Little prospect' for RBA hike despite stubborn inflation

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 17 JUN 2024
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will almost certainly leave the policy rate unchanged when it meets next week, according to economists. GSFM investment strategist Stephen Miller said there was "little prospect" of a change in messaging from the ...

What's keeping the Treasurer up at night?

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUN 2024
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said at the Morgan Stanley Australia Summit in Sydney yesterday that a key goal of the Budget was to fight inflation in a way that doesn't damage an already weak economy. "... the primary focus of the Budget was to tackle inflation ...

EQT updates on Australian Executor Trustees acquisition

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 6 JUN 2024
EQT Holdings has confirmed it has completed of one of two key strategies to achieve synergies when it acquired Australian Executor Trustees (AET). At the time of acquisition, Equity Trustees announced its intention to exit the AET platform business ...

Liberals respond to Federal Budget

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2024
Opposition leader Peter Dutton criticised Tuesday's Budget as highly irresponsible, arguing that the government has exacerbated inflation and incorrectly claimed that any further interest rate increases would be the responsibility of Anthony Albanese ...

Industry reacts to Federal Budget

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024
Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down the Federal Budget last night, delivering its second consecutive surplus as well as a raft of measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis. Despite many of the measures presented in the Budget having been announced prior ...

Budget 2024: The Budget by numbers

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2024
Treasurer Jim Chalmers has unveiled his second consecutive Budget surplus tonight of $9.3 billion this year. This was the first back-to-back surplus in nearly two decades. However, instead of celebrating, Chalmers warned pressures on the Budget would ...
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