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Treasurer wants super fixes, then stability

Treasurer Scott Morrison firmly ruled out the introduction of new superannuation taxes on incomes in retirement, but other changes on concessions and negative gearing can be expected in the Budget.

A confused start to the tax conversation

In launching its national 'conversation' about tax reform, the Abbott government is caught between the policy imperative of 'leading' and the political requirement of 'listening'.

Brazil on the eve of the World Cup

Debate around the issues that face Brazil is vigorous and while the government knows what the challenges are, it could instead be Brazil’s social fabric that drives change, with the help of the World Cup.

China beyond the myths and stereotypes

China is so complex and varied that few people can understand the whole picture, but on a third visit over two decades, it's possible to see changes, many of which are for the better.

Bowen and Bradbury take over from Shorten in Financial Services.

* On the day FOFA comes into effect, responsibility has passed to David Bradbury, who is now Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Financial Services and Superannuation. He will be assisting the new Treasurer, Chris Bowen.

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Retirees facing steep increases for basic items

ASFA has updated its tables on how much money is needed for a 'comfortable' or 'modest' lifestyle in retirement, but there are some prices rising well ahead of inflation.

Let’s stop calling them ‘bond proxies’

With cash and term deposit rates at all-time lows, and fixed interest bonds not much better, investors are looking for ‘bond proxies’ to deliver more income. But is ‘proxy’ a misnomer, and what are they anyway?

Adele Ferguson on ‘Banking Bad’ and weaving magic

The journalist most responsible for the calling of the Royal Commission takes care not to be roped in by everyone with a complaint to push. It takes experienced judgement to gather the right information.

Six warning bells against property spruikers

Property spruikers use common techniques, and con men will increasingly target older people who feel they do not have enough financial independence for their retirement years.

Helping your children build their super

It has become more difficult to build large superannuation balances with contribution caps and more people paying off home loans for longer. How can wealthy parents help their adult children?

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