How the government wants young people to use superannuation to save for a home

By Sam Jacobs   Business Spectator  9 May 2017 The Turnbull government will launch a tax break for people saving for their first home, in the form of voluntary contributions to superannuation. The First Home Super Savers Scheme will come into effect from 1 July this year. Savers will be able to make additional contributions…

Are Incentives for elderly to downsize homes coming?

DAVID CROWE Political correspondent Canberra @CroweDM The Australian  11 March 2017 The federal government will move within weeks to break down barriers that discourage older Australians from “down­sizing” to smaller homes, in a bid to release more property to the market and help tackle housing affordability for younger families. Retired Australians would gain new incentives…

Paralysed patient walks again in astonishing medical breakthrough

‘Patient seven was capable of walking with two crutches and lower limb orthoses…while requiring no assistance by a therapist’ Ian Johnston Science Correspondent   UK Independent  11 August 2016 In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to…

How an investment adviser changed Book Club host Jennifer Byrne’s life

By Catherine Robson   4 Dec 2015  WA Today What drives wealth creation? Recently I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Jennifer Byrne, former 60 Minutes reporter and host of The Book Club on ABC. Jennifer told colourful stories about her wide and varied career, sharing with us the secrets of her success. I…