General News

Reasons why Australia won’t have a recession

General News: 09/09/2019

As of yesterday, Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GPD) was at 0.50% for the quarter and stood at 1.40% for the year. It could be viewed that it has been the slowest rate of growth since the Global Financial Crisis or depending on your outlook 28 years of growth without a recession. AMP’s Chief Economist penned...

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Money Matters – Summer 2019

General News / Money Matters: 20/12/2018

Hello and welcome to another edition of Money Matters. Santa is nearly here again!  I don’t think I am alone in saying that this year has flown. Christmas can be a busy time for people in their personal lives, catching up with family and friends. And for some, enjoying a hard earned rest. But for...

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Economic Update October, 2018

General News: 01/11/2018

After the recent sell-off in global equities through October 2018, both Thayne and Cameron from our Financial Planning team discuss the reasons behind the current high levels of market volatility and other economic news impacting share markets, investment returns and global events.          

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SMSF Matters – Summer 2018

General News: 18/12/2017

Hello and welcome to another edition of SMSF Matters. Take it to the limit one more time – but follow the rules. The $1.6 million limit on superannuation has caused a great deal of confusion. This confusion has the potential to stop people from putting more money into their superannuation savings (when they still can); cost...

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Money Matters – Summer 2018

General News / Money Matters: 28/11/2017

Hello and welcome to another edition of Money Matters. With Santa just around the corner, another year has almost passed by. While for some the festive season is a great chance to relax and unwind with family and friends after a busy year, for others it is the busiest time of year and a chance...

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Redundancy

General News: 13/11/2017

Redundancy is when your position is no longer required within the organisation or your employer becomes bankrupt or insolvent. Unfortunately having your job made redundant is becoming more common due to our forever advancing workplaces. Below is a summary of your entitlements and the taxation implication should this occur to you. Please note if you...

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Payroll Tax Discounts for Regional Employers

General News: 11/09/2017

As of the 1st July, 2017 Victorian Regional Employers will receive a discount to the amount of payroll tax they are charged. Up until 30th June 2017 all employers paying wages over $575,000 would be charged 4.85% on every $1 over this threshold. As part of State Budget changes Regional Employers will be given a...

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Corporate Appetite for Australian Farms Set to Continue

General News: 28/08/2017

This is not good news if you are a local farmer trying to expand! The Australian Farmland Index which monitors 57 corporate farms across Australia recorded a 16.89 percent total return for the 12 months to March 2017.  This was made up of income returns of 8.06 per cent and capital growth of 8.42 per...

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