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Opinion

Gerard Noonan editorial

Some people love change. Many resist change as an unwelcome reshaping of their pleasant personal landscape. Others reckon you have to wrestle with it, even if you don’t like it. They make the most of their efforts to improve things. Put me in the first and third categories. We groan and grumble that governments and […]
Investment Strategy

Giving Medicare the clearing house could be a hospital pass

The Federal Government’s choice of Medicare as its free super clearing house for small businesses has baffled private service providers, who say the hasty decision smacks of a Band-Aid applied hastily to cover election promises . However, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is cautiously optimistic that “SupiCare” (as industry wits have dubbed […]
Investment Strategy

Giving Medicare the clearing house could be a hospital pass

The Federal Government’s choice of Medicare as its free super clearing house for small businesses has baffled private service providers, who say the hasty decision smacks of a Band-Aid applied hastily to cover election promises . However, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is cautiously optimistic that “SupiCare” (as industry wits have dubbed […]
Investment Strategy

Costello finds super ‘tinkering’ very taxing

The Rudd Government’s recent cut in the co-contribution rate was designed to garner revenue and ongoing legislative changes to superannuation would undermine Australians’ confidence in the system, Peter Costello, former federal treasurer, told last month’s SuperRatings Day of Confrontation In his last public address before retiring from parliament last month, Costello targeted the federal government’s […]
Investment Strategy

Costello finds super ‘tinkering’ very taxing

The Rudd Government’s recent cut in the co-contribution rate was designed to garner revenue and ongoing legislative changes to superannuation would undermine Australians’ confidence in the system, Peter Costello, former federal treasurer, told last month’s SuperRatings Day of Confrontation In his last public address before retiring from parliament last month, Costello targeted the federal government’s […]
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