Government policy

Retirees face income hit as returns dip, changes start

So far, financial year superannuation fund returns have been good with the prospect of double digit returns if world sharemarkets don't tank in June. The driving forces have been...

Daryl Dixon, 4 June 2017, The Canberra Times

Downsizing provisions a mixed bag

While far from ideal, the budget initiative to allow older Australians to deposit up to $300,000 each in superannuation when they downsize their home is welcome. Unfortunately, the...

Daryl Dixon, 28 May 2017, The Canberra Times

Public servants will gain from Future Fund decision

The federal government's recent decision to postpone drawing from the Future Fund to help finance its unfunded employee superannuation liabilities is welcome news for current and...

Daryl Dixon, 21 May 2017

Super saver scheme to help young Aussies on middle incomes

How popular will the budget initiative be that allows first home buyers to build up accessible savings in their super? There are several key reasons why it may attract considerable...

Daryl Dixon, 12 May 2017, The Canberra Times

It's time to get on top of the super changes

Given the magnitude of the superannuation changes applying from July 1, this year's budget is most unlikely to include further changes. All will be revealed next Tuesday, allowing at...

Daryl Dixon, 7 May 2017, The Canberra Times

Understanding capital gains tax can lift your returns

Understanding the fine details of the capital gains tax (CGT) provisions can substantially improve investment returns and even help reduce the impact of any future increases in the tax...

Daryl Dixon, 16 April 2017

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

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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 13 June 2017
  • Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Tuesday 26 September 2017
  • Tuesday 7 November 2017
  • Tuesday 12 December 2017

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