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Australian Government announces reforms to the super system
Changes include a mix of measures aimed at curbing the concessions available to members with higher account balances.
Australia
8 Apr 2013
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Good news for super funds in the Australian Government's 'Mini Budget'
There is some good news for superannuation funds in the Government's Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2012-13.
Australia
24 Oct 2012
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Superannuation changes announced in the 2012-13 Budget
Continual 'tinkering' with the rules will inevitably further affect confidence in the superannuation system.
Australia
11 May 2012
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Doing Business in Australia - Banking and Finance
This article discusses aspects of the banking and financial systems in Australia necessary for foreign investors.
Australia
30 Apr 2012
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Superannuation changes annouced in the "Mid-year Budget"
The mid-year economic and fiscal outlook released by the Treasurer announced significant superannuation changes.
Australia
10 Dec 2011
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MySuper core provisions bill introduced
The superannuation amendment bill with the first stage of the MYSuper provisions has been introduced to Parliament.
Australia
15 Nov 2011
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APRA Discussion paper on prudential standards for superannuation released
Govt releases APRA discussion paper as it announces that MySuper products will be the default option from October 2013.
Australia
3 Oct 2011
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Superannuation Update
On 16 December 2010 the Assistant Treasurer issued a paper entitled 'Stronger Super' in response to the 36 pages of recommendations in the Super System Review Final Report delivered on 30 June 2010. The key recommendation, that there be a separately regulated, simple, low cost product, is to be adopted. Various trustee governance recommendations are to be reviewed, although some have been rejected outright
Australia
27 Feb 2011
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The New Safety Net: What You Need to Know - National Employment Standards
The new safety net, the 10 National Employment Standards (NES) and modern awards, commenced operation on 1 January 2010. The safety net sets the minimum terms and conditions of employment for all employees captured under the federal system. An employer must comply with the NES in relation to each of its employees or risk prosecution.
Australia
 
28 Feb 2010
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Changes In Award Superannuation - On 1 January 2010 The New Model Awards Will Commence
Generally speaking they contain the standard model superannuation clause, a draft of which was previously published by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
Australia
12 Nov 2009
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Superannuation & Funds Management Update
On Thursday, 9 July 2009, ASIC issued Class Order Relief permitting superannuation fund trustees and financial advisers to give more information and advice (intra fund advice) to members about their existing interests in their superannuation funds.
Australia
29 Jul 2009
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Superannuation
The Budget brought down by the Federal Government last night introduced changes to the superannuation regime dealing with concessional contributions, the government co-contribution, and the minimum payment amounts for account-based pensions.
Australia
15 May 2009
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Common Sense For Contracts
CGU Insurance Limited v Corrections Corporation of Australia Staff Superannuation Pty Ltd [2008] FCAFC 173 considered the interpretation of a ‘Notification of Claims Circumstances’ clause.
Australia
12 May 2009
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Limited Recourse Borrowing Rules
Since 24 September 2007, superannuation funds have been able to borrow to acquire new assets (or replacement assets) provided that certain conditions are met.
Australia
13 Feb 2009
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Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment In Commonwealth Laws - Superannuation) Act 2008
Parliament has passed the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws - Superannuation) Act 2008 (Act).
Australia
11 Feb 2009
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Changes To Superannuation Spliting Arangements
The Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Act 2008 has introduced changes to superannuation splitting arrangements under family law.
Australia
11 Feb 2009
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ATO Draft Superannuation Guarantee Ruling On Ordinary Time
The ATO has released its draft ruling on ‘ordinary time earnings’ for superannuation guarantee purposes - SGR 2008/D2. When finalised, it will replace SGR 94/4.
Australia
11 Feb 2009
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Unit Pricing/Crediting Rate Pricing
The more frequently assets of a superannuation fund are valued to determine changes in value, the greater the risk of error.
Australia
4 Feb 2009
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Superannuation Bulletin: Statutory Changes And Refinements Since 1 July
Just when you thought it was safe to take a breather following 1 July, there are some other statutory changes and refinements to keep you busy for the rest of this year.
Australia
26 Sep 2007
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Superannuation Law Update
Persons wishing to access retirement benefits before age 65 who do not meet the current definition of retirement will need to consider a transition to retirement pension. Whilst pension payments will be taxed prior to age 60, pension payments for persons aged 60 and above will be tax free. This, combined with deductible contributions, may offer the opportunity to make tax deductible contributions and receive tax free income at the same time. The main difference between lump sum and pension p
Australia
5 Jun 2006
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