Government policy

US a model for housing affordability

How will the federal government budget address the housing affordability problems facing many Australians? The available options are severely limited by past decisions, including those...

Daryl Dixon, 19 March 2017, The Canberra Times

Home ownership is essential for a comfortable retirement

Predictably, the superannuation industry is already attempting to deter the federal government from introducing even limited action to allow first-home buyers to gain access to part of...

Daryl Dixon, 13 March 2017, The Canberra Times

Time to reallocate assets within the family

With the opportunities for investing or reinvesting money into super soon to be severely limited, now's the time to plan ahead for alternative tax-effective strategies.

The...

Daryl Dixon, 12 February 2017, The Canberra Times

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

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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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