What to expect post-election

Budget 2019-20: The pre-election announcements that are now law The Federal Budget announced a series of measures, some of which were legislated before the election was called. There are no guarantees, however, that any policies or announcements not already legislated will come to fruition – that will depend on the Senate composition determining what policies…

Federal Budget Summary 2019-20

Budget 2019-20 Highlights & Key Points This is a Budget not only designed to showcase the return to surplus (and by default the Government’s economic credentials) but engage voters with initiatives to make them feel like they are more prosperous. A massive infrastructure spend adds to this sentiment and the Government has stated that it…

Other Budget Announcements

Other Budget considerations $3.9bn Disaster response funding Australia has seen its fair share of catastrophic disasters this year. In response, the Government has announced the creation of a $3.9bn Emergency Response Fund. The Fund will provide $150m per annum from 2019-20 to 202-24 following a significant and catastrophic natural disaster. This funding is applied where…

Budget Superannuation Summary

Superannuation Superannuation ‘work test’ watered down & age limit for spouse contributions increased Date of effect 1 July 2020   As previously announced, from 1 July 2020, Australians aged 65 and 66 will be able to make voluntary superannuation contributions (concessional $25,000 p.a. and non-concessional $100,000 p.a.) without meeting the Work Test. Currently, voluntary contributions…