From the editor: Hit from all sides

13-Jul-2017|By Darin Tyson-Chan

The Queen described 1992 as an annus horribilis for herself and the British royal family as a result of several tumultuous incidents throughout the year, including the fire that ravaged Windsor Castle, and no one could blame her for that assessme.. Read More

From the editor: Hit from all sides

13-Jul-2017

The Queen described 1992 as an annus horribilis for herself and the British royal family as a result of several tumultuous incidents throughout the year, including the fire that ravaged Windsor Castle, and no one cou.. Read More

From the editor: Don’t dream it’s over

09-Jun-2017

So the 2017 budget has been handed down and everyone in the SMSF community breathed a collective sigh of relief that the sort of superannuation pain witnessed the year before was not repeated. In fact there were.. 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

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