Hockey Budget creates super opportunities

By Steve Blizard Unlike Labor’s past six budgets Treasurer Joe Hockey’s first budget has seen superannuation being boosted in several positive ways. The rise in the concessional (pre-tax) superannuation contribution limits for the 2015 financial year is welcome news. When Rudd Labor gained office, one of the first changes made was to slash the upper…

Minister for Social Services supports couples

EVERY three years Kevin Andrews and his wife Margaret book themselves in for a joint session on a marriage counsellor’s couch — or the workshop, as he prefers. They have a solid and loving 35-year marriage, he insists, but he likens his relationship to the modern motor car. “It might last a lifetime,” the Minister…

2014 Federal Budget – In detail

2014 Federal Budget summary 14 May 2014 In one of the more highly anticipated Federal Budgets, the Government announced major changes that could warrant a review of your financial plans. Note: These changes are proposals only and may or may not be made law. The Federal Budget Analysis prepared by GWMAS trading as MLC Technical…