Superannuation’s best-kept secret

PRE-RETIREES are missing out on thousands of dollars of potential tax savings each year by failing to embrace one of superannuation’s “best-kept secrets” – a transition to retirement strategy. Known in the advice industry as TTR, it allows pre-retirees to lower their tax bill by salary sacrificing into super while simultaneously starting a low-tax or…

Joe Hockey’s petrol blunder in 3 charts

  Treasurer Joe Hockey has made the mother of all political mistakes: to downplay the impact of petrol prices on household budgets In trying to defend the fairness of the measures in his budget, Joe Hockey told ABC Radio: “What we’re asking is for everyone to contribute, including higher-income people. Now, I’ll give you one…

MH17 tragedy uncovers Putin’s long game

By Steve Blizard, Roxburgh SecuritiesWA Business News   11 August 2014 Three weeks after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, and almost two weeks after a United Nations Security Council resolution called for unfettered access to the site, a small team of Dutch and Australian investigators finally managed to reach the wreckage. The families of…