Superannuation

Home is not where the returns are

Despite Australia representing only 2 per cent of the world's gross domestic product, Australian self-managed superannuation fund investors on average have almost 70 per cent of their... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 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) this... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 14 November 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 of the... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 9 October 2016, The Canberra Times

Compromise on super is fair, logical

Top marks to the government for dumping the deeply flawed proposal to introduce a backdated lifetime $500,000 non-concessional contributions cap in response to pressure from passionate self... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 25 September 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 changes... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Transition to retirement pensions retain appeal

Not surprisingly, several readers with transition to retirement (TTR) superannuation pensions have asked how the budget changes will affect them. One reader even asked about ways for "... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 11 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Benefit fund members in the dark

While public attention focuses on whether the $500,000 lifetime non-concessional super cap will be legislated, defined benefit fund members are yet to learn precisely how the budget changes... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 4 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Planning for a healthy retirement

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole discuss recent revisions to the proposed super changes with broadcaster Tony Delroy on the ABC Nightlife Radio program. They explain how the rule changes may... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 30 August 2016, ABC Nightlife Radio

Age pension may beat $1m in super

Reserve Bank interest rate cuts and federal government policy changes are combining to threaten the immediate and future living standards of both self-funded retirees and non-homeowner... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 14 August 2016, The Canberra Times

Make sense of super benefits

Following my recent comparison of the defence force's old and new super funds, several readers have provided feedback that the article didn't detail all the ways in which the old... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 7 August 2016, The Canberra Times

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ABC Nightlife dates for 2019

Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2019 accompanied by host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm to 11.00pm on the following dates to hear Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 2 March 2019
  • Tuesday 9 April 2019 

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