Tracey Spicer talks to industry experts, including Noel Whittaker, Stephen Huppert and Bina Brown as well as representatives of the FPA, SMSF Association, Super Consumers Australia and Women in Super about their take on the 2020 Federal Budget.
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This year the headline announcements are the bringing forward of tax cuts already announced in the 2018 and 2019 Federal Budgets, but there are also some interesting announcements around superannuation.
This is an extraordinary giveaway budget, driven by desperate circumstances that would have been inconceivable less than a year ago. The debt and deficit numbers are predictably eye-watering – but the gamble is whether they are big enough.
Accelerated tax cuts, cash splashes for pensioners, massive incentives for business to invest and a subsidy to hire unemployed people are the centrepieces of the Morrison government’s COVID-19 budget.
The Australian federal budget, unveiled on Tuesday, bases several assumptions on Australians having access to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021.
The budget is a statement of faith, or hope.
This year’s budget is something of a play in two acts. Act one involves large economic stimulus to help plug the hole in output generated by the coronavirus pandemic. Act two tries to set Australia up for a bounce back in economic growth and employment that involves more than just waiting for the pandemic to end.
After two decades equating budget surpluses with good economic management, it might seem convenient that the federal government has changed its fiscal strategy just before the budget to focus on jobs over keeping the deficit in check.
It’s easy to get the impression the massive government spending and deficits and debt required by the pandemic are new. Yet for almost all of the years since Federation the Commonwealth budget has been in deficit.
The Federal Government’s updated economic outlook released last night includes a much more upbeat forecast for economic growth in 2021 than its earlier economic and fiscal update released in July.
The Government has committed $159.6 million over four years to implement superannuation reforms that it says will save members $17.9 billion over the next decade.
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Tracey Spicer talks to Senator Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology about recent and upcoming superannuation changes including the early release of super scheme, the proposed rise to the superannuation guarantee, what can be done to improve super outcomes for women and the outstanding recommendations from the Royal Commission.
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