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Financial year review

Conducting a financial year review, focusing on brief economic and financial markets, is essential. It was an extraordinary 12 months.

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Budgeting

Australians must know how to save money and learn effective budgeting strategies. Cost of living has increased, and Australians are finding it challenging.

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5% deposit scheme

According to new data, single Australians under 30 obtained the majority of spots in the Federal Government’s 5% deposit scheme for first home buyers.

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G20 finance summit

Treasurer Jim Chalmers attended the G20 finance summit in Indonesia for crucial talks with finance ministers and central bankers.

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Bankruptcy 

he practise area of bankruptcy & insolvency is in constant flux. 2020 and 2021 saw some of the most significant reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework.

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Cash rate 1.35%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased interest rates this month by 0.5 percentage points, making the new cash rate 1.35%.

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SG increase

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate rose to 10.5% on 1 July 2022. The SG increase means changes to your payroll and the amount of super paid to your workers.

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Scams Surge

‘People are losing a fortune’, states the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), urging banks to act as scams surge.

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Industry exodus

New Financial Services Minister Stephen Jones declares he will prioritise easing the regulatory burden on financial advisers to stop the mass industry exodus.

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Recession?

Australia has weathered its fair share of economic slowdowns in the past without going into recession – but will it be able to pull off a miracle again?

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Sustainable Finance 

Just a few years ago, sustainable finance objectives may have been regarded by borrowers as a relatively easy way to enhance their reputations.

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New financial year

The new financial year is just around the corner, meaning new rules are on the way that could cost you. Here’s what you need to know.

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Cost of living

There’s no end to Australia’s cost of living crisis and our plans for tax refunds reveal just how bad things are getting.

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Fixed-rate?

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe has given an interest rate forecast, predicting what might lie ahead for the cash rate, and those

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Tax time

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced four key focus disciplines for Tax Time 2022.

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Unemployment rate

In April, the nation’s unemployment rate was a seasonally adjusted 3.9%, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported recently, compared to 3.9% for March.

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Labor policies

Labor will forge the next parliament of Australia after winning the 2022 federal election, thus the implementation of Labor policies will follow.

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interest rate rise
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Rising interest

Rising interest rates is a phrase that has seldom been relevant to Australian investors for the last ten years.

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Separation

arate from your partner is a tough decision. If you face separation and not across your financial situation, it can be even more overwhelming and scary.

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Cybersecurity risks

The Federal Court found that RI Advice had breached its obligations because it failed to have adequate risk management systems to manage cybersecurity risks.

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Life Insurance

Life insurance is a common asset that factors into many people’s long-term financial plans. Life insurance is a way to protect your loved ones.

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election
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Election

An election is a time for national and economic reflection, with questions about what we can do differently to create a better tomorrow.

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Earnings announcements

Anyone just beginning to read financial news will need a quick primer on the terms commonly used. We will briefly explore company earnings announcements.

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cash rate rise
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Rate hike

The Reserve Bank has increased interest rates for the first time in over 11 years, with a 25-basis-point rate hike taking the cash rate target to 0.35 per cent.

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succession
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Business Succession

A business succession plan should define who will take over the business, when that person will take over it, and how they will take it over.

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insurance
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TPD Insurance

TPD insurance can offer a financial safety net to help support you and your family and pay for medical and rehabilitation costs.

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foreign investment
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Foreign Investor

A foreign investor has been penalised for purchasing properties in outer Melbourne without obtaining authorisation from the Foreign Investment Review Board.

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NFTs
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Next-generation investing

Next-generation investing is looking more diverse than ever before with the rising adoption of cryptocurrency (crypto) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)).

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Business

There are many critical legal and financial issues to consider when buying and selling a business.

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shrinkflation
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Shrinkflation

The sneaky move, experts term as “shrinkflation”, is a way companies can increase the price of their products without having to alter the price tag.

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Sanctions

ecent changes to Australia’s autonomous sanctions regime to counter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have highlighted two critical recommendations.

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stagflation
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Stagflation

Equity market focus has shifted to the dissension in Ukraine and its impact on inflation and growth. Subsequently, stagflation is now back on investors’ minds.

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finfluencers
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Finfluencers

Giving financial advice without possessing a license is illegal in Australia, but unlicensed influencers are giving financial advice on social media, also known as finfluencers.

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anti-hawking
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Anti-hawking

On the 21st March 2022, National Advice Solutions Pty Ltd appeared at the Magistrates Court in Queensland, charged with anti-hawking offences.

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green investment
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Green Investing

One of the most striking financial trends of recent years has been the rise in green investing. There is a growing focus on climate change.

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gold prices
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Gold prices

Gold is the preferred choice of many investors experiencing market volatility. The reason is Gold prices generally increases when the overall market flounders.

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Conflict in Ukraine

There is no doubt the Russian invasion and resulting conflict in Ukraine will have a short-term impact on markets. The price of energy has risen and will continue to do so.

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RBA cash rate
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RBA cash rate

On the 1st of March 2022, it was announced that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would keep the RBA cash rate at 0.10% for another month.

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flood insurance
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Floods Assistance Packages

Recently, we’ve seen the devastating impact that floods have on Australians.  In times like these, it’s critical to have floods assistance packages

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Guvera collapse

The Guvera collapse demonstrates the importance of obtaining financial and investment advice from licensed and authorised professionals.

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ASIC warns SMSFs

ASIC warns SMSFs on cryptocurrencies and reminds fund members that it is the best course of action to obtain advice from a licensed financial adviser.

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interest rates
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Impending rate rise

Australia’s economy, with an outstanding $688.7 billion spent on houses. So, the question is, is there an impending rate rise?

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Land tax changes QLD

The Queensland government will close a loophole with land tax changes to stop investors and interstate landholders from exploiting tax-free thresholds.

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disputes
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SMSF inheritance disputes

Courts are taking a stricter approach towards self managed super fund (SMSF) related legal battles. The growing number of SMSF inheritance disputes

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scams
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ASIC targeting scams

Australia’s big banks are fighting new proposed obligations from the regulator.  ASIC targeting scams means a push to mandate refunds of billions of dollars lost

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Recent market volatility

Worries about Omicron, inflation and interest rates have spurred a recent market volatility on Wall Street. Is this just another volatile period or the start of

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Helping you in 2022

Despite the current state of affairs, we hope you managed to enjoy some time with your loved ones over the Christmas-New Year period.  Unfortunately, this year

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