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Policy and Regulation

Bowen slams Hockey’s proposal

Removing savings from superannuation accounts to buy housing will be “disastrous”, the shadow treasurer said. Chris Bowen slammed treasurer Joe Hockey’s “thought bubble” that superannuation money could be used to help first time buyers get onto the property ladder or retrain, describing the proposal as “ridiculous” and “disappointing” at the Centre for International Finance and […]
Policy and Regulation

Who will replace Ross Jones?

The date July 1, 2013 is a significant one for the superannuation industry in Australia for a couple of reasons. While it marks the commencement of Stronger Super, it also sees the departure of the man who has overseen its inception. About a week and a half ago, it was announced by the deputy prime […]
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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