Month: March 2019


Get retirement red tape right or you’ll pay the price

Opinion piece written by John Maroney, CEO, SMSF Association Published in the Australian Financial Review on 29 March 2019   The definition of retirement has always been important for superannuation fund members wanting to access their super once they reach preservation age and retire. But after big changes to super on July 1, 2017, the definition…


The 2019-20 Federal Budget forecast and an update on last year’s Budget measures

March 2019 With the Federal Budget imminent, speculation as to what may be in the budget increases. Given the Labor party has announced a number of super proposals already, including the banning of excess refundable franking credits, the Coalition might look to use this election budget to attract voters who could be negatively impacted by…