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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 ...

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 ...

Record tax receipts, record outlays yet back to surplus

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
Australian Commonwealth Budget receipts are climbing at their fastest rate in 18 years and outlays are climbing at their fastest rate in five years. Yet, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been able to declare Australia's first Budget surplus ...

OPINION: Post RC, where to now for retail super?

ALEX DUNNIN  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
After a damning report card by the Royal Commission, the big question is where to now for retail superannuation and its advisory network ecosystem? At least we know what's not part of the answer: the status quo. Retail superannuation may not be ...

The problem the Productivity Commission is trying to fix

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
Australia's superannuation sector in trying to digest the Productivity Commission's 700-page report with its 31 recommendations need to keep in mind the massive structural problems it is trying to fix. The fundamental problem that has perplexed ...

MYEFO sees bond issuance drop

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 18 DEC 2018
The Federal Government's revised Budget figures reveal a sharp reduction in the deficit and a 26% reduction in required bond issuance for this financial year. "Treasury bond issuance for the year is now expected to be around $52 billion compared with ...

Responsible investment now mainstream

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 31 MAY 2018
Responsible investing has mainstreamed with two-thirds of Australia's largest super funds now actively committed. It's also become a leading indicator of segment performance differentials. Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) in association ...

Budget big picture: Surplus on radar

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 8 MAY 2018
Treasurer Scott Morrison, in his third Commonwealth Budget reports that government receipts rising 8.6% during 2017-18, compared to expenditure rising 4.7%, leaves Australia with an annual deficit of $18.2 billion and on its way to a modest $2.2 billion ...

ANU to recalibrate divestment policy

ALEX DUNNIN  |  FRIDAY, 27 APR 2018
Australian National University's long-term investment pool, after mixed performance outcomes from its socially responsible investment strategy, is looking to recalibrate with a series of global mandate appointments. The now $1.3 billion investment pool ...
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