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Australia’s leading causes of death – ABS

Not the sort of topic one might normally come across but keeping an eye on the 'big' picture is always good for keeping things in perspective.  Census data from 2006, 2010 and 2015.

Four housing tax measures progress to Parliament

Legislation for a number of housing affordability tax measures announced in the federal budget 2017 are being introduced to Parliament today.

Australian Dietary Guidelines and healthy eating chart (PDF)

The Australian Dietary Guidelines give advice on eating for health and wellbeing. They’re called dietary guidelines because it’s your usual diet that influences your health. Based on the latest scientific evidence, they describe the best approach to eating for a long and healthy life.

AirBnb – wrong tax outcome?

We are seeing an evolution of income earning opportunities and waiting for regulators to keep up.

Government introduces first home scheme laws

Legislation for the government’s First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS), as well as its proposed new superannuation rules for retirees downsizing their homes, have been introduced to parliament.

ATO sending ‘more letters than ever’ on income tax errors

One firm believes the ATO is distributing more letters than ever to taxpayers whose tax returns’ have been flagged as failing their data matching processes.

Are young investors wasting their youth?

It was George Bernard Shaw who coined the phrase 'youth is wasted on the young'. In Australia today, it seems the young may be wasting their investing youth.

Property, unit trusts in ATO’s sights

One big four accounting firm says the ATO has started to zoom in on property development in unit trusts being held in SMSFs and the calculation of valuations for these assets.

ATO granted super enforcement powers

The government has announced a number of reforms designed to give the ATO more powers to oversee and enforce superannuation guarantee payments.

The great Australian (retiree) dream

The very high level of debt-free home ownership among current Australian retirees helps counterbalance their low average super savings, undoubtedly contributing to any sense of financial security.

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