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Powerful lobbyists' efforts seldom directed at helping the battlers

In the lead-up to the May budget, the federal government and news outlets are flooded by wish-lists. This week, a spate of proposals came from the Institute of Chartered Accountants for... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 10 February 2014, The Canberra Times

Don't panic on parental leave

The costs of the Coalition scheme will probably not be significant. Widespread concern about major costs for share investors if the Coalition wins the election and implements its paid... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 31 August 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Bank deadlines throw up super hurdles

Who receives the interest accruing on this money ...? Falling on a Sunday, the end of the 2012-13 tax year complicated life for small business people and other unsupported taxpayers wanting... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 21 July 2013, The Canberra Times

Super laws make it through the turmoil

Taxpayers earning [above] $300,000 will pay more tax. Despite the political turmoil in its final days last week, the Federal Parliament managed to enact three key pieces of superannuation... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 7 July 2013

Forced super payments absurd

With few exceptions, private sector employers have responded quickly to federal super legislation changes by giving their employees the flexibility to avoid the penalty tax provisions and... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 7 July 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Benefits of fixing and prepaying interest on loans now

This week, many geared investors will be finalising their end-of-tax-year strategies to fix and prepay the interest on their loans for the next 12 months. There are two possible benefits... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 June 2013, The Canberra Times

Asset check with Daryl Dixon

As widely expected, this year's budget was a non-event aimed at avoiding controversial changes in an election year. But for the reasons outlined below, major changes will be required to... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 May 2013, The Canberra Times

Bureaucracy lacking in reform approach

Treasury officials, not politicians, must take the blame for short-sighted policies on super. A PERFECT example of the pot calling the kettle black was former Treasury secretary Ken Henry... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 May 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Tougher regime but saving has appeal

Tuesday's budget, as would only be expected in an election year, contained no nasty surprises to upset ordinary taxpayers. Thanks to the intervention of former minister Simon Crean, who... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 15 May 2013, The Canberra Times

Gearing up for a low-tax future

With superannuation spared from major tax increases in the May 14 budget, attention is now focused on other possible tax-shelter changes, including negative gearing and pre-payment of... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 4 May 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

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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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