Category Archives: Opinion Piece

Budget Update and Labor Policies

Given that most people expect a change of government, we have included some of the Labor proposals. There was big infrastructure spending and increases to funding to Aged Care, but there were not any major surprises. At last a surplus and some income tax cuts over time. This differs from the more dramatic changes should […]

Budget Reality and Impact vs Politics and Hot Air

The ongoing Budget discussions, particularly with regards to superannuation, unfortunately contain mainly populist hot air, rather than real economic argument and logic. Whilst we would agree that superannuation benefits at the “top end” are generous, the reality is there are not a huge number of these funds and therefore the money raised from higher taxes […]