Superannuation

Opt-in life insurance welcomed

Responding to concerns that compulsory life and disability group insurance coverage eats away small superannuation balances, the largest industry super fund AustralianSuper has introduced... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 25 September 2017

Investors facing volatile market with CommBank woes and North Korea crisis

Super funds and private investors now face the prospect of increasingly volatile markets because of the heightened tensions between North Korea and the US and also because of the... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 August 2017, The Canberra Times

Downsizing proposals for retirees simple and sensible

Treasury draft consultation papers on super legislation changes rarely provide pleasant reading for those affected by the changes. However, the clarity and sensible provisions of the... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 6 August 2017, The Canberra Times

Is superannuation still attractive?

Join Dixon Advisory experts Nerida Cole and Ishara Rupasinghe as they take callers’ questions, and discuss why super can still be incredibly tax effective, even after the rule changes... Read more

Nerida Cole, 1 August 2017, ABC Nightlife Radio

Why having a big super balance has lost its lustre

Recent Australian Services Union-sponsored research to address gender inequalities in the distribution of super account balances, especially of lower income women, does little if anything... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 30 July 2017

Grey area for defined benefits

While defined benefit pensioners now know precisely how the Australian Tax Office will value their pension in applying the new $1.6 million superannuation cap tax changes, the valuations... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 July 2017, The Canberra Times

Time to review salary sacrifice

The cutback in the annual tax deductible superannuation contribution to $25,000 has reduced the potential tax savings from making voluntary super contributions for many taxpayers. But for... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 16 July 2017, The Canberra Times

Opportunity to play super catch-up is now curtailed

The major super changes legislated in 2016 are now in force, requiring many current and future retirees to review their strategies. The ability to grow superannuation balances later in life... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 9 July 2017, The Canberra Times

Sting in the super changes for lower paid public servants

Top marks to the Canberra public servant for highlighting the point that many lower income public servants and defence employees are disadvantaged by their employer's superannuation... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 June 2017, The Canberra Times

The trap for high income earners

While all attention is focused on the introduction of the $1.6 million pension and non-concessional contribution cap, the reduction in the annual concessional cap to $25,000 will create... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 June 2017, 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 19 December 2017

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