Investing,Personal Finance,Portfolio Management,Tips & Tricks

Happy New Year?

24 Dec , 2015  

2015-HNYE

If amidst all the Christmas madness – Star Wars themed decorations, family visits and another helping of the rum pudding- you forgot about falling commodity prices, volatile markets and terrorist threats, well done you! Now it’s time to re-focus and plan ahead. One thing we can be certain about is that uncertainty is here to […]

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Social Security & Centrelink

Changes To The Pension Assets Test in 2017

7 Sep , 2015  

Pension-Home-Asset-Test

The law has been passed: from 1 January 2017, the Government will increase the Centrelink lower asset test thresholds (the assets test free area) and the withdrawal rate (the taper rate) at which pensions are reduced once that threshold is exceeded. The assets test free area is the amount of assets above which allowances are […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Superannuation

Challenge of Change – the 2015 Intergenerational Report

12 Jul , 2015  

IRREPROT

Every five years, the Treasurer releases the Intergenerational Report (IGR) which provides a snapshot analysis of how Australia is tracking now and how it will be in 40 years’ time. The IGR is important to the Government’s policy agenda, because it provides the evidential basis for reform. This is the fourth IGR published since 2002 […]

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