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Who should care about entitlements?

The political left is adept at positioning the political right as uncaring, mean spirited and only in favor of the wealthy.

On the surface that’s easy to accept … if you are inclined to ignore the financial state we and all of our entitlements are in. 211 more words


What Australia can learn from the NZ retirement system

By Ross Guest and Kirsten MacDonald, Griffith University

The Conversation Magazine   21 June 2017

The Australian and New Zealand retirement systems both feature public pensions and private superannuation. 775 more words


Janice Ashcroft appointed to Court of Queen's Bench in Calgary

The federal government has appointed another judge to the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary.

Janice Ashcroft, the senior legal counsel with the Alberta Human Rights Commission,  has been appointed to the bench by Canada’s Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. 125 more words


How to use the new super catch-up rules

It’s never seemed quite fair that those making a one-off capital gain couldn’t get a little extra into super to help with capital gains tax. And, as we all know, women end up with lower super balances because they tend to spend periods out of the workforce then can’t catch up. 617 more words


Sorry, July 1 will mark start of an extra year of work

If there was ever any doubt about the Government’s intention to have us work longer, July 1 should put an end to that.

The date is going to herald a raft of changes which effectively add another year to the working lives of anyone born after 1952. 416 more words


Heated Rhetoric

Following the baseball field shooting of Republican legislators, bi-partisan cries have gone out calling for an end to heated (often misguided and misinformed) rhetoric. “Enough”, cry some of the most practiced in the art of partisan politics. 705 more words


Centrelink Age Pension changes looming

BY KARREN VERGARA | FRIDAY, 16 JUN 2017   Financial Standard

The qualifying age for the Centrelink Age Pension will progressively increase by six months every two years, and by 1 July 2023, will reach 67-years-old for those born on or after 1 January 1957, according to the Department of Social Services. 168 more words