Compare the pair: Coalition and Labor super

By Mark Ellem    SMSF Technical Services   24 April 2019  Cuffelinks I love an election, particularly a federal one. It’s the quintessential characteristic of democracy in action (assuming no undue influence from foreign governments). Any election is about comparing opposing parties’ policies. So let’s compare Labor’s proposals to the current super rules, not only as…

WA court case highlights lessons on death benefit conflicts

Miranda Brownlee  8 April 2019  SMSF Adviser A Western Australian court case has further emphasised the importance of making wills and binding beneficiary nominations in respect of superannuation benefits as well as addressing conflict issues. The case of GONCIARZ v BIENIAS [2019] WASC 104, heard by the Supreme Court of Western Australia, concerned the payment of a…