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ATO declares war on SMSF trustee misconduct

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is targeting what it says is a worrying increase in badly behaved self-managed superannuation trustees. It plans to apply harsher penalties. Speaking at the SMSF Association National Conference, Dana Fleming ATO assistant commissioner of the…

Hybrid market springs to life

Hot on the heels of Macquarie Bank’s hybrid issue, National Australia Bank has launched an issue of capital notes, aiming to raise $750 million of capital with an offer of securities paying a margin of 2.95 to 3.15 per cent…

Dementia’s growing impact on estate disputes

Warwick Croft died in January 2016, aged 85. He had six daughters. His wife June died three years before him. They had separate wills and there was a dispute over Warwick Croft’s will, which focused on his mental capacity at…

It all starts at the top

Selector Funds Management is a high conviction Australian equity manager with a strong track record in picking stocks over more than a decade. In its latest quarterly report, Selector says that what ultimately gives it the conviction to invest in…

Power of attorney clean-up launched

The Government has set out to address widespread concern that there is no robust or consistent data on the number of powers of attorney in existence or the number being created, amended or revoked at any given time. Attorney-General Christian…

Downsizer contributions: the gold is where there aren’t any rules

Despite its name, SMSF trustees do not have to downsize their property to get the benefits of the downsizer contribution. The rules are short and simple and easily applicable, according to an SMSF specialist. Speaking at the SMSF Association Conference…

The New Criterion

Having been long on promises but short on deliverables, the ASX listed cannabis sector is taking an evolutionary step from growing the stuff to proving that pot is indeed the healing herb it is meant to be. To date, the…