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Having lost the superannuation war, is big business blowing it up?

Having lost the superannuation war, is big business blowing it up?

The government and big business have lost their war on behalf of retail superannuation. Are they now thinking of destroying the entire system?

The last dinosaur roars for vertical integration

The last dinosaur roars for vertical integration

David Murray's self-interested warnings to the banking royal commission not to go too far would leave Australians at the mercy of a badly warped financial planning industry.

Australians' wealth is tied up in housing. That's not a good thing.

Australians' wealth is tied up in housing. That's not a good thing.

A new report shows Australian wealth has skyrocketed, but that's not as great as it sounds. What happens when all this money is tied up in housing?

Why the hell are our superannuation fees so high?

Why the hell are our superannuation fees so high?

Australia has some of the highest superannuation fees in the world -- so who charges them, where do they go, and what can we do?

The need for a strong financial system justifies ASIC's 'softly softly' approach

The need for a strong financial system justifies ASIC's 'softly softly' approach

If you're wondering why ASIC doesn't crack down on corporate crooks harder, it's because it has to focus on the "strength" and "efficiency" of the financial system as much as fairness for customers.

Government and big banks cop a hiding on super

Government and big banks cop a hiding on super

The Productivity Commission's vision for superannuation is very far from the one the government and the big banks have been hoping for.

Company tax cut lessons from ... Australia

Company tax cut lessons from ... Australia

The handing of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to TV networks hasn't quite produced the kinds of results claimed for company tax cuts.

Is there a moral and economic imperative to vandalise share bikes?

Is there a moral and economic imperative to vandalise share bikes?

Dockless share bikes unfairly compete with other transport options by imposing costs on the community. It's up to the community to correct that.

How to ensure financial planners act professionally

How to ensure financial planners act professionally

There are three key steps required if financial planning is to become professional. Otherwise, it should abandon the pretence it is comparable to medical and legal practitioners.

Bloodletting in the AMP boardroom hides wider culpability

Bloodletting in the AMP boardroom hides wider culpability

AMP chair Catherine Brenner is gone in the continuing fall-out from the banking royal commission. But what about the big banks -- when will their directors face some accountability?