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ATO launches disqualified trustee register

The Australian Taxation Office has established a disqualified self-managed super fund trustee register that will…

ATO unhappy with SMSF reporting

The Australian Taxation Office has warned that it is seeing “many errors” in reports it…

Noxopharm prepares for clinical trials

The Australian drug development company Noxopharm, which listed on the Australian Securities Exchange last August, has taken an important step forward in the treatment of secondary brain cancers, a major cause of death for cancer patients. Noxopharm is working with…

Forager Australian Shares Fund one for the contrarians

Independent Investment Research has initiated coverage of the Forager Australian Shares Fund, giving it a ‘recommended plus’ rating for its ability to produce superior risk-adjusted returns consistently over a long period. IIR says that with its focus on small caps,…

ATO to target rental property deductions

The Australian Taxation Office has warned that it will pay close attention to deductions for rental property costs this year, after identifying a large number of mistakes in claims last year. ATO assistant commissioner Kath Anderson says people are claiming…

Tighter lending conditions hit SMSF borrowers

Self-managed superannuation fund trustees using limited recourse borrowing arrangements to fund property investments are being caught up in current round of tightening of lending conditions for investors. Lenders offering LRBAs have reduced maximum loan-to-valuation ratios, reduced terms, tightened requirements for…

Amendment to transition to retirement rules welcomed

An amendment to the new superannuation rules has clarified the position of transition to retirement income streams after July 1, in a move that has been welcomed by the superannuation industry. From July 1, the tax exemption for transition to…

Q&A 26 June 2017

Q: Age pension eligibility changes on July 1. How will I be affected? A: From July 1, the age at which people become eligible for an age pension starts to rise. If your birth date is between 1 July 1952…

The New Criterion

After five years of speculative hype, the ASX-listed graphite sector is about to come of age with sector big daddy Syrah Resources poised to start production at its massive Balama mine in Mozambique. A 1.2 billion tonne deposit, Balama will…