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Opposition leader Bill Shorten says the government’s proposed changes to super are ‘retrospective’, but actually they’re not. Sam Mooy/AAP

‘Retrospective’ claims on super changes are a furphy

Lots of changes affect investments made in the past, and no-one suggests they are retrospective.
Economic reality has intruded on rosy budget predictions for years now and the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook may soon challenge Treasurer Scott Morrison’s forecasts. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Three critical tests for Budget 2016: how does it fare?

Budget repair was put off till later, and the net impact of decisions in the budget was small, but it will be easier to defend in the coming election campaign than some other recent efforts.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says ‘this is not a time to be splashing money around’. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Election budget sends companies sweeteners to drive growth

The Turnbull government has promised company tax cuts to stimulate investment and action to prevent middle-income earners moving into a higher tax bracket, in a budget that will launch its election campaign.
Paul Clintock, chairman of CEDA, says the report is trying to bring a balanced perspective to the budget debate. CEDA

CEDA makes the case for balancing the budget

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) is trying to refocus debate on repairing the budget for the future.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said people were not interested in “reading a large tome on tax”. Aaron Bunch/AAP

Morrison open to changing tax white paper process

Treasurer Scott Morrison has opened the possibility for an alternative to the government's present white paper process for tax reform.
A coalition of senators say they will not support the government’s proposal to change the structure of superannuation boards. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Industry super funds saved from US-style ideology

Research suggests it's not the independence of super fund directors that matters, but their training and experience.

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