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New Telstra boss Andy Penn’s run-in with watchdog lingers

What did Andrew Penn do that got him in such hot water with APRA?

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How media beat-ups hurt tourism

Crikey readers have their say on Guy Rundle’s prose, the nitty gritty of superannuation and other issues of the day.

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The 20% solution: a first step in fixing super tax concessions

A first step in making superannuation tax concessions fairer would be to align the super tax rate with the average tax rate.

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No more low-hanging fruit for economic reform, but bold opportunities await

There are plenty of economic reform opportunities that don’t come with political pain, if politicians, commentators and business are prepared to look for them, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Keane: sorry, but ‘reform’ ain’t dead

The claim that the ability of governments to reform is dead is wrong — voters will back even complex reforms if they understand the benefits.

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Risk assessment: Why your age dictates your super fund

It’s easy to think of ‘high risk’ as a negative thing, especially when it comes to your super. But research has revealed that we could be reaping the rewards of risk come retirement.

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Your super – what is comfortable vs. surviving?

With people living longer and lifestyle expectations high, having enough money in our later years is an issue that needs to be dealt with now, before you retire.

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After five years of waiting, Murray delivers (some of) the goods

Long in the making, the Murray inquiry is a worthy successor to previous financial sector inquiries, and Joe Hockey deserves credit for it.

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Murray serves up a super headache for govt

In calling for an end to SMSF borrowing, the Murray Inquiry has given the government a headache over a sector that is part of the Liberal constituency, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Real ways to make a difference to your super

If your eye is on a comfortable retirement, now is a great time to look at how to ensure there will be more money in the bank

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Essential: Coalition struggles on the most basic issues

Voters believe the government isn’t performing well on the most important issues that shape electoral judgements, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Who is hurt the most from super changes?

The Abbott government’s refusal to increase super contributions will hurt the poor and women the most.

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Lay off Comic Sans

Crikey readers talk superannuation and their love for Comic Sans.

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End of the mining tax guarantees more tax for the poor

The government’s delay in lifting compulsory super contributions means low and middle income earners will pay more tax.

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Essential: MH17 diplomacy sparks turnaround for the Coalition

Latest Essential poll shows first substantial Coalition gain since the politically disastrous budget, while women remain disengaged with super.

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Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

The demonstration of bank power on the FOFA repeal illustrates the challenge of effectively regulating a sector that is beginning to dominate the Australian economy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Murray tackles ‘too big to fail’, but are we increasing the risk of failure?

The Murray financial services inquiry recognises we have an issue with “too big to fail” banks — while noting we are increasing the chances of failure through our love affair with property. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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While the government fiddles on FOFA, longevity and fees are the real problem

A senior Treasury figure has discussed the real challenges in retirement incomes policy — longevity risk and high super fees, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Government committee insists ‘nothing to see here’ on gutting of FOFA

The government has flagged it will push on with attempts to gut financial advice consumer protections even as financial advice regulation has gone into meltdown.

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Government’s support for FOFA repeal looking thinner than ever

The banking cartel is the only remaining supporter of the government’s repeal of FOFA — and its defence is getting increasingly difficult.

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War on kids: budget just latest attack on younger Australians

The federal budget measures targeting young people are just part of a much wider policy attack on younger Australians.

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Why we should continue to tax earnings into retirement

Everyone knows the current superannuation system is unsustainable. But there is a solution, according to a senior superannuation industry lobbyist.

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Super tax lurks deliver the wealthy $35 billion — and rising

The top 5% of taxpayers will enjoy tens of billions in superannuation tax concessions in coming years — and the cost is growing rapidly. But Joe Hockey isn’t interested.

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The vindictive budget: how the fiscal burden is loaded on low-income earners

The burden of reducing the deficit in last night’s budget falls disproportionately on low- and middle-income earners — while companies and high-income earners will come out ahead.

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Keane: Hockey robs from the poor — but not the rich — in first budget

Joe Hockey’s first budget as Treasurer will hurt the poor — not the rich. So what’s the gain from all that pain, asks Crikey’s politics editor from Canberra?

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