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Federal Budget 2022-23 Analysis

A balancing act Billed as a Budget for families with a focus on relieving short-term cost of living pressures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s fourth Budget also has one eye firmly on the federal election in May. At the same time, the government is relying on rising commodity prices and a forecast lift in wages as unemployment heads towards a 50-year low... View Article

Russia invades – what’s the investment impact?

After weeks of escalating tension and US statements that Russia will attack, Ukraine is now under invasion. As the world watches on while the tragedy of war unfolds, what will the impact on financial markets be? Russia’s military action in Ukraine is first and foremost a human tragedy. Many lives will be lost, and people’s homes, livelihoods, and families destroyed.... View Article

2021 Year in Review

There are no prizes for guessing what dominated the economic landscape in 2021. For the second year running, the pandemic was the focus for policy makers, markets, businesses, and individuals alike. The year began with hopes that the rollout of vaccines around the globe would stem the spread of COVID-19 and allow economies to reopen. Instead, most countries were hit... View Article

New legislation on fee disclosure and renewals

Off the back of the Hayne Royal Commission, changes in the way we manage and administer Financial Disclosure Statements (FDS) and Renewal notices (Opt-ins) have been introduced with legislation coming into effect on the 1st July 2021.   What is changing Where we provide Clients with an ongoing fee arrangement, we will now need to provide: Annual Renewal (Opt-in) Originally this... View Article

Federal Budget 2020-21 Analysis

Building a bridge to recovery In what has been billed as one of the most important budgets since the Great Depression, and the first since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic dragged Australia into its first recession in almost 30 years, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the next phase of the journey is to secure Australia’s future. As expected, the focus... View Article