From the editor: It didn’t take long

18-May-2017|By Darin Tyson-Chan

The new rules governing superannuation have actually now been passed through the houses of Parliament, meaning the brave new world of retirement savings has now begun. While we’re now all trying to digest what it actually means, one sce.. Read More

From the editor: It didn’t take long

18-May-2017

The new rules governing superannuation have actually now been passed through the houses of Parliament, meaning the brave new world of retirement savings has now begun. While we’re now all trying to digest w.. Read More

From the editor: They’ve got it in for SMSFs

05-May-2017

I know the word hate in the English language is particularly strong in describing an attitude toward a particular subject, but I think we’d all be forgiven if we thought the ruling class in Canberra actually ha.. Read More

From the editor: Prioritising is the key

13-Apr-2017

The SMSF community has gone into a little bit of meltdown since the passing of the Superannuation (Excess Transfer Balance Tax) Bill 2016 and Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016 la.. Read More

From the editor: Stop the loathing

10-Mar-2017

No matter how many statistics are published about how successful and how satisfied SMSF trustees are with their superannuation funds, scepticism and dread of this sector of the retirement savings industry just won&rs.. Read More

From the editor: Too complicated? Who cares

15-Dec-2016

The end of November saw a large number of the changes to the superannuation rules passed into law that were first announced on budget night and subsequently amended. In some ways we should be thankful for this, a.. Read More

From the editor: Unintended consequences of concern

08-Nov-2016

A further month has passed since the federal government announced the scrapping of its proposed $500,000 lifetime non-concessional contributions caps, allowing more time to analyse the situation the sector will face .. Read More

From the editor: Exactly who is being consulted?

01-Nov-2016

Anyone involved in the SMSF sector must think all of the planets have completely lost their alignment since budget night on 3 May 2016. Much has been said about the proposed changes to superannuation handed down .. Read More

From the editor: Was it all worth it?

06-Oct-2016

They say a week is a long time in football, but in the world of superannuation at the moment a month seems like a lifetime. You see, a month is how often I have between writing editorials and since the bombshell .. Read More

From the editor: It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it?

07-Sep-2016

Plenty of consternation, conjecture and downright disgust has been witnessed since the proposed changes to superannuation were announced in the 2016 federal budget. Since that fateful night of 3 May, discussion .. Read More

From the editor: Legislative agenda squeezes super sector

15-Aug-2016

Another month has rolled by and we are little clearer on what may happen in the immediate future to the superannuation landscape. Looking from a glass half-full perspective, there seems to be some hope the unpal.. Read More

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