Government policy

Higher gearing encouraged

While all the attention is now on Labor's proposal to limit negative gearing deductions to newly constructed properties, its proposal to tax 75 per cent of all capital gains on assets... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 28 February 2016

Capital-gain move could hit hard

The ongoing tax reform debate has created new difficulties for making medium-and long-term investment decisions. If elected this year, Labor will from July 1, 2017, limit access to negative... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 21 February 2016, The Canberra Times

Daryl Dixon talks superannuation on ABC Canberra

Here is another chance to catch Daryl Dixon in conversation with 666 ABC Canberra Breakfast program host, Phillip Clark, discussing proposed changes to superannuation contributions which... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 3 February 2016, 666 ABC Canberra

Bigger contributions are a win-win situation for lucky PSS members

The past month's world sharemarket falls highlight the good fortune of the federal government's defined benefit super fund members. While they may miss out on booming share and... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 25 January 2016, The Canberra Times

Tinkering with super would make tax system less fair

Far from increasing the fairness of our tax system, Treasury's latest proposal to replace the flat rate 15 per cent contributions tax by a similar rebate will only increase the tax burden on wage earners relying on compulsory super for their retirement. Everyone else, particularly high-income earners, will be largely unaffected by the change.Read more

Daryl Dixon, 20 November 2015, The Age

GST rise would put savers in firing line

Whatever the outcome of the tax reform debate, the prospects of savers other than investors in the family home are looking very bleak.Read more

Daryl Dixon, 16 November 2015, The Canberra Times

We need super to be flexible

Treasurer Scott Morrison needs to tread warily in evaluating Treasury's proposals for super tax reform to avoid throwing out the baby with the bathwater.Read more

Daryl Dixon, 9 November 2015, The Canberra Times

Default super choice review a win

Industry bodies have agreed with the Government's response to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) on developing alternative models for default contributions and enshrining superannuation... Read more

Nerida Cole, 21 October 2015, SuperReview

The case for joint super is strong

Given our banking system has operated joint accounts very efficiently for many years, superannuation industry criticism of the proposals to introduce joint superannuation accounts is... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 October 2015, The Canberra Times

Home is where the tax break is

Last week's mini-summit has increased the odds of further changes to superannuation tax arrangements. What's not yet clear is whether any changes will be part of a suite of measures... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 12 October 2015, The Canberra Times


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