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Higher earning women aged in their 50s are penalised by prospective super changes. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Super not so super after all for women over 50

Modelling the proposed superannuation policies on gender has revealed unintended consequences.
Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal member for Lindsay, Fiona Scott, leave after a press conference in Western Sydney. Lukas Coch/AAP

The perils of Lindsay and the hovering Abbott shadow

It’s not like the dark cloud of Kevin Rudd over Julia Gillard in 2013 but Tony Abbott’s shadow is hovering over Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign. It was there ominously on Wednesday, when Turnbull was out in…
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.

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