Joint body aims to provide simplified advice around super and stimulus packages

- April 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), SMSF Association (SMSFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) have joined forces to ensure Australians can get the advice they need to understand the Federal Government’s COVID-19 economic packages, including early access to their superannuation. Thanks to a decision handed down… Read more »


Accessing super funds should be a last resort

- March 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

“Members should tread carefully and only think about cracking open their super after they’ve taken up the extra cash support on offer from the government,” advises Industry Super Australia CEO Bernie Dean in response to the governments’ announcement that people could access super funds during the coronavirus crisis. “Super should be the last resort, given… Read more »


New Super fund aims to tackle gender gap in retirement funds

- October 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

A  new super fund aims to address the gender gap that is forcing Australian women into poverty when they reach retirement. Many Australian women’s super contributions have been affected by forced breaks from work due to family caregiving. When this is combined with the gender pay gap, which sees women earning less than male counterparts,… Read more »


What the Royal Commission means for small business

- July 6, 2018 3 MIN READ

Peter Strong, CEO of COSBOA (council of small business organisations Australia) suggests its time the Royal Commission turned its attention to superannuation and recommends a new way forward for small business owners… The Banking Royal Commission has highlighted a range of issues for small business people.  It has certainly highlighted that we are people, we… Read more »


The importance of investing today for a better tomorrow

- November 11, 2017 3 MIN READ

The ever-evolving domain of superannuation has once again been shaken up by the government with some of the most dramatic changes we’ve seen in recent history. It’s crucial that you are not only aware of the changes, but also taking action. The scale and detail behind some of the below reforms can be quite complex… Read more »

Business Basics

Do I really need Life insurance?

- July 24, 2017 4 MIN READ

It pays to know how Life insurance works. Particularly when you work in small business. The reality is that if anyone relies on you financially, you may need some form of Life insurance. Yet despite Life insurance being deserving of consideration by everyone and particularly small business, there remains a great deal of confusion around how… Read more »