Government policy

New super regime is finally here

The parliamentary approval of the new super arrangements allows all affected super fund members to review and, if necessary, change existing strategies to comply with the new rules....

Daryl Dixon, 4 December 2016, The Canberra Times

Should you top up your nest egg?

Although the relevant legislation is yet to be passed by the Senate, it's likely super fund members will be able to contribute up to $180,000 (age 65 to 74) or $540,000 (under 65)...

Daryl Dixon, 14 November 2016, The Canberra Times

Low level investment returns bite

Funding a comfortable retirement has always been a challenge for many Australians, but falling and volatile investment returns and increasing longevity are now making it even more...

Daryl Dixon, 6 November 2016, The Canberra Times

Life is set to get tough for self-funded retirees

Reader feedback on the new age pension test has highlighted just how tough life for self-funded retirees with financial assets will be after January 1, 2017. They will be struggling to...

Daryl Dixon, 30 October 2016, The Canberra Times

Rules give little reason to save

Current and future retirees now have precise details of how the new harsher age pension assets test will impact on their retirement finances.

From January 1, the cut-off points...

Daryl Dixon, 16 October 2016, The Canberra Times

Inequities loom in DB pensions

In stark contrast to the generous treatment of higher-income contributing defined benefit fund members, the draft legislation contains tough and in some cases unrealistic valuations...

Daryl Dixon, 9 October 2016, The Canberra Times

Public servants seek clarity on pensions tax

Top marks to the Public Sector Superannuation member who highlighted the lack of information about how the additional tax payable on his pension will be calculated under the budget...

Daryl Dixon, 18 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Transition to retirement pensions retain appeal

Not surprisingly, several readers with transition to retirement (TTR) superannuation pensions have asked how the budget changes will affect them. One reader even asked about ways for...

Daryl Dixon, 11 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Benefit fund members in the dark

While public attention focuses on whether the $500,000 lifetime non-concessional super cap will be legislated, defined benefit fund members are yet to learn precisely how the budget...

Daryl Dixon, 4 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Planning for a healthy retirement

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole discuss recent revisions to the proposed super changes with broadcaster Tony Delroy on the ABC Nightlife Radio program. They explain how the rule changes may...

Daryl Dixon, 30 August 2016, ABC Nightlife Radio

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Daryl and Nerida’s ABC Nightlife dates for 2017

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2017 accompanied by new show host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm on the following dates to hear Daryl and Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 17 January 2017
  • Tuesday 14 March 2017
  • Tuesday 2 May 2017
  • Tuesday 13 June 2017
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017
  • Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
  • Tuesday 5 December 2017

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