concessions

Hedge Funds

Australia’s tax concessions rank low

New research from Mercer shows Australia’s after-tax retirement benefits are among the least generous when compared globally. The paper, Tax and Superannuation: Benchmarking Australia against the World’s Best Retirement Systems, also revealed that Australia’s concessional contribution caps, which Mercer says encourage long-term saving, are relatively low by global standards. The study, conducted from December 2012 […]
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Older workers need catch-up contribution caps

Most people know that saving for their retirement – like eating green vegetables and exercising daily – is good for them. But while gym memberships are booming and low-fat cookbooks are flying off the shelves, it’s a lot harder to convince the average Australian of the merits of boosting their superannuation balance. But saving for […]
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Older workers need catch-up contribution caps

Most people know that saving for their retirement – like eating green vegetables and exercising daily – is good for them. But while gym memberships are booming and low-fat cookbooks are flying off the shelves, it’s a lot harder to convince the average Australian of the merits of boosting their superannuation balance. But saving for […]
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First Home Saver Accounts – the AIST view

Home affordability is now a major issue facing Australians. Having “your own place”, whether owned or rented, is vital to young people’s sense of independence and self-sufficiency, and is fundamental to the security of young families. That sense of physical security, which many of us take for granted, is central to successful working and family […]
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First Home Saver Accounts – the AIST view

Home affordability is now a major issue facing Australians. Having “your own place”, whether owned or rented, is vital to young people’s sense of independence and self-sufficiency, and is fundamental to the security of young families. That sense of physical security, which many of us take for granted, is central to successful working and family […]