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01 December 2020 - Knowledge
In this edition, we look at the draft legislation recently announced under the ‘Your Future, Your Super’ package and discuss some of the issues concerning the best financial interests legislation.
01 December 2020 - Knowledge
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has taken the unusual step of pursuing civil proceedings in the Federal Court to enforce the terms of an enforceable undertaking on a Gold Coast-based self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) accountant.
17 November 2020 - Knowledge
Consumers and small businesses will be further protected under a package of legislation introduced into the Parliament by the Morrison Government.
04 November 2020 - Knowledge
In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in October.
03 November 2020 - Knowledge
The Government’s superannuation performance test proposal needs to define ‘underperformance’ or it could have unintended consequences and undermine the super system, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia believes.
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.