SMSFs fuel property boom: an urban myth

30-Mar-2018

An urban myth: the Collins dictionary defines it as “a strange or surprising story that many people believe, but which is not actually true”. An oft-cited example is alligators living in New York City&rsq.. Read More

SMSFs fuel property boom: an urban myth

30-Mar-2018

An urban myth: the Collins dictionary defines it as “a strange or surprising story that many people believe, but which is not actually true”. An oft-cited example is alligators living in New York City&rsq.. Read More

FUM demands research centre

02-Feb-2018

The latest superannuation statistics from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) say it all. At 30 June 2017, SMSF assets stood a shade under $700 billion at $696.7 billion, confirming the sector&rsquo.. Read More

A good balance for elderly trustees

12-Oct-2017

The good news is most Australians are living longer and healthier lives. For once, the adage, “lies, damned lies and statistics”, doesn’t ring true. Figures from the Australian Institute of Health a.. Read More

Using super for housing is bad policy

04-Jul-2017

It’s high time superannuation stopped being seen as a cure-all for the country’s social and economic problems. Every time an issue is identified as requiring an immediate solution, the cry goes up –.. Read More

ATO stats show SMSF sector thriving

18-May-2017

It looks like Cooper and Murray got it right after all. When the Cooper inquiry into superannuation was established in 2009, there was no shortage of critics of the SMSF sector. Yet in 2010, Cooper’s final repo.. Read More

SMSF trustees doing quite nicely

03-Feb-2017

In the 12 months to 30 June 2015, a two-member SMSF averaged a 4.2 per cent investment return net of administrative costs and gross of income tax. Although this number represented a fall from 8.2 per cent in the 2014.. Read More

The trustees have spoken, but will they be heard?

01-Nov-2016

The recent federal budget has brought the topic of superannuation to the fore, bucking the trend for maintaining the relative status quo in superannuation legislation. The proposed changes to superannuation have.. Read More

Super still best way to plan for retirement

01-Nov-2016

The outcry about the changes to superannuation announced in the 2016 budget was both predictable and understandable. The SMSF Association went to considerable lengths to articulate, both in public and private, its co.. Read More

What being an SMSF professional means

28-Jun-2016

The stakes are high. When I last looked at the ATO SMSF statistics, the funds under management (FUM) sitting there were around $600 billion spread across more than 1 million trustees and members and over 500,000 fund.. Read More

Time for access to infrastructure

27-Apr-2016

No one questions Australia’s infrastructure needs. Our population is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 30 million by 2030. That growth will place enormous demands on infrastructure, and when coupled with.. Read More