Government policy

Flexibility key under new rules

The major changes to superannuation contribution rules set to start on July 1, 2017, dramatically reduce the value of generous employer super schemes to middle-and higher-income members... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 June 2016, The Canberra Times

Other ways to build a nest egg

Whatever the outcome of the election, one thing's certain: funding a comfortable retirement is about to become more difficult and in many cases necessitate a change of plans. By... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 12 June 2016, The Canberra Times

Superannuation changes ahead for defined benefit members

While the fate of the budget's superannuation changes remains unclear, defined benefit fund members face the prospect of major changes to taxation conditions from July 1, 2017. Two... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 2 June 2016, The Age

Review defined benefit funds

While defined benefit fund members may be concerned about how the 2016-17 budget changes will affect them, there's no need for them to make immediate changes to the level of personal... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 22 May 2016, The Canberra Times

Outlook for super less appealing

Whoever wins the impending election, one thing is certain: superannuation will be a much less attractive future savings vehicle for higher-income earners.Read more

Daryl Dixon, 8 May 2016, The Canberra Times

Budget could spoil appeal of super

Well before the Productivity Commission reports on the efficiency of the superannuation regime, Tuesday's federal budget may well irrevocably damage its attractions as a retirement... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 May 2016, The Canberra Times

It's time to follow lead of Britain

Younger Australians struggling to achieve home ownership can only hope that our politicians and bureaucrats are aware of and quickly follow Britain's budget's Lifetime Individual... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 10 April 2016, The Canberra Times

Business tax breaks hurt local investors

Ordinary investors, including millions of super fund members, stand to benefit if the government heeds opinion polls revealing that the general public overwhelmingly opposes company income... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 3 April 2016, The Age

How budget might affect your super

With just over a month before the pre-election early budget clarifies the government's policy intentions, there's still time to implement decisions which could help reduce the... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 29 March 2016, The Canberra Times

Making new laws is not the answer

In response to the Murray financial system inquiry, the government wants to develop legislation to enshrine the objectives of the superannuation system. This is a noble aim and long overdue... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 20 March 2016, The Canberra Times

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