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20 October 2020 - Knowledge
A Full Federal Court decision has confirmed that employers may be required to make superannuation contributions, even if an independent contractor is not an employee under common law.
19 October 2020 - Knowledge
ASIC has obtained interim orders and injunctions from the Federal Court of Australia against Mr David Murphy, Mr Anastasios Mavroulis, Mrs Kewa Ruwhiu and Mr Mathew Ruwhiu (the defendants) and Debts Knockout Pty Ltd (Debts Knockout) in relation to unlicensed financial services.
06 October 2020 - Knowledge
Increasing the number of people who can be members of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) risks creating systemic risks, according to University of Sydney Professor of Finance, Susan Thorp.
02 October 2020 - Knowledge
In this edition, we discuss our thoughts on the 22 September amendments to the ASIC Corporations (Amendment) Instrument 2020/853 and highlight key superannuation news, cases and legislation in September.
21 September 2020 - Knowledge
Australians are making long term changes in their spending behaviour to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their finances, according to CoreData research presented at The Financial Planning Association’s keynote event held earlier this month.
07 September 2020 - Knowledge
ASIC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services Limited, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Evans Dixon Limited
01 September 2020 - Knowledge
In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation and other developments in superannuation in August 2020.
24 August 2020 - Knowledge
ASFA has listed the ways in which super funds have supported infrastructure across transport and energy, as well as property and healthcare assets, in a new report titled The role of the superannuation industry in supporting the Australian economy.
10 August 2020 - Knowledge
ASIC has cancelled the Australian financial services (AFS) licence of Global Merces Funds Management Limited (Global Merces) effective 20 July 2020.
03 August 2020 - Knowledge
In this edition, we look at the claim by a holder of Australian Government bonds that Commonwealth officials misled and deceived investors by failing to adequately disclose climate risks in the relevant disclosure documentation.
28 July 2020 - Knowledge
ASIC released minor amendments to the fees and cost disclosure regime for issuers of superannuation and managed investment products.
13 July 2020 - Knowledge
The Australian Federal Police freezes more than 50 bank accounts suspected of defrauding the Government's program that allows early access to superannuation, which was introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis.