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Change in the new financial year

2020: Change in the new financial year

Change has the potential to impact our financial situation, goals and objectives. When this occurs, it’s important to assess the relevance and potential impact—then plan and act accordingly. Given this, it’s important to note a new financial year can often bring about change. For example, existing rates and thresholds can increase (or decrease), and new…
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Will Covid 19 be the shortest recession in history

Will Covid-19 be the shortest recession in history?

The coronavirus pandemic has created one of the worst recessions the world has seen since the 1930’s Great Depression – but it is also shaping up to be one of the shortest. According to research from Commonwealth Bank’s international economics team, the global economy is already showing signs of bouncing back, following a “very deep…
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Industry Super Funds and liquidity

Industry Super Funds and liquidity

I appreciate the irony of writing an article about individual choice and individual responsibility in an unprecedented time of government-imposed lockdowns and bailouts. A lot has been written in the press, and rightly so, about the issues currently being faced by the industry super funds. However, to take a different tact what I would like…
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1080 boost Will you get it this year

$1,080 boost: Will you get it this year?

Around 1.2 million Australians have lodged their tax returns as Covid-19 refunds and income tax cuts promise many taxpayers a juicy return. In addition to working from home claims, and larger returns due to lower-income, around 4.3 million taxpayers will receive the full $1,080 tax offset first introduced in 2019, leading to a record number…
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Over Regulation

Over Regulation

In its paper to the Royal Commission, the Australian Government Treasury stated: “a key challenge in regulating the financial services sector is to find the right balance between consumer protection and ensuring that consumers have access to affordable financial advice”. After a decade of relentless change in the regulatory landscape, it is time to assess…
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3 instant ways remote teams can work better

3 instant ways remote teams can work better

Building a great team was hard enough when the office was a place where we all gathered and worked from. But now, in the new reality of working from home the majority of the time, helping your team collaborate effectively has become even more challenging, but all the more important. Here are three evidence-backed ways…
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Profession or Craftsman By Rob Coyte CEO of the Shartru Group

Profession or Craftsman? By Rob Coyte CEO of the Shartru Group

One of the most common complaints about Canberra politicians is they seem to spend too much time talking about themselves rather than getting on with actually doing good for society. In a lot of ways, the financial advice industry suffers from the same affliction. I find the conversation around the financial advice industry becoming a…
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Australias in recession Now what Experts on 7 things to fix the economy

Australia’s in recession: Now what? Experts on 7 things to fix the economy

It’s been confirmed: Australia’s in a recession. Getting the economy back on track will be a long, tough road, and won’t be straightforward either as debate rages over how workers will be supported after JobSeeker and JobKeeper taper off in September. The government has brought out a fourth economic stimulus package, the $688 HomeBuilder scheme, but it…
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5 things giving Australian business owners hope right now

5 things giving Australian business owners hope right now

An overwhelming majority of business leaders are emotionally concerned about Covid-19, but there are a handful of reasons to stay optimistic, according to a new survey. A new report by KPMG has revealed that 79 per cent of businesses feel ‘confident’ about their organisation’s ability to rebound financially, underpinned by five reasons or trends. The…
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