The 2016 Budget saw many highly anticipated changes announced to
Australia's superannuation rules, and help is at hand for
advisers eager to keep abreast of the implications for their
Brisbane law firm Cooper Grace Ward will host its Annual SMSF
Conference on Thursday 23 March at the Mercure Hotel Brisbane and
will cover a range of issues designed to provide advisers with the
most up-to-the-minute knowledge on all aspects of legislation
relating to SMSFs.
Building on the success of previous years, this year's event
has been expanded to include an 'SMSF Back to Basics'
session, designed to give a grounding on the rules that apply to
This will be followed by an intensive afternoon covering the
2016 Budget changes, using case studies to illustrate the impacts
on estate planning and how advisers must change their approach.
Cooper Grace Ward partner Scott Hay-Bartlem said the event would
be a 'must-attend' for those working in the SMSF space.
'Feedback from previous years has told us how beneficial it
is for advisers to receive hands-on guidance on the complex issues
surrounding SMSFs,' Mr Hay-Bartlem said.
'With that in mind, we have expanded this year's
conference to ensure we cover all the fundamental issues advisers
are facing in 2017, as well as providing the option to undertake
our new "back to basics" session.'
Mr Hay-Bartlem said the 2016 Budget saw highly anticipated
changes announced to the superannuation rules. This legislation is
now in place and has a 1 July 2017 start.
'At the SMSF Conference, we will analyse the changes brought
by the measures, the impact on how we use superannuation and SMSFs,
and new solutions to retirement planning,' he said.
The Annual SMSF Conference will be accompanied by the Adviser
Training Day on Friday 24 March, which is an intensive full-day
conference covering a range of topics designed to assist
professional advisers in the issues they face on a day-to-day
Both the Annual SMSF Conference and the Adviser Training Day
will feature presentations from lawyers specialising in tax,
revenue, superannuation, estate planning, workplace relations and
other areas of commercial law.
Guests will have the option to attend one, two or all three
segments of the two-day event.
Cooper Grace Ward is a leading Australian law firm based in
This publication is for information only and is not legal
advice. You should obtain advice that is specific to your
circumstances and not rely on this publication as legal advice. If
there are any issues you would like us to advise you on arising
from this publication, please contact Cooper Grace Ward
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