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Don’t blow your retirement cash to buy a Porsche to qualify for a Centrelink pension

April 2019 | Investments
You may have seen a lot of press lately surrounding Labor’s proposed polices targeting franking credit refunds, negative gearing and pension thresholds. We just wanted to let you know that AAG are across these issues, including some rather creative solutions from financial journalists. In particular, there was an article in the West Australian recently...
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Federal Budget 2019-2020 Summary

April 2019 | General
Josh Frydenberg’s Back In Black Tour We have reviewed and consolidated a wide range of market commentary into this summary of the 2019-20 Federal Budget. The Budget contains proposals at this stage, they are not law and will only become law if passed by Parliament. The centrepiece of the 2019-20 Federal Budget was $158...
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The Personal Property Security Register and Expiring Registrations

April 2019 | Legal
Do you: Sell goods on retention of title terms? Hire, rent or lease out goods? Buy or sell valuable second-hand goods? Want to raise finance for your business using your stock or other assets as collateral? As many of our clients would know from a previous AAG Newsletter on this topic, in 2012 a...
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Property Market Follow-Up

April 2019 | Real Estate
Further to our update last week on the Property Market. We were pleased to see some more commentary from other property industry players who have similar sentiment. This is a quote which we thought summarised the position well: The reality is, there are a vast number of different property markets within Australia, and hundreds...
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The Importance of Landlord’s Insurance

March 2019 | Real Estate
Landlord’s Insurance helps to provide you with peace of mind that your investment property will be covered should the unexpected happen. You can cover your leased or rented property including flats, units, apartments and houses. We recommend that all residential investment property owners should consider putting a ‘safety net’ policy in place to protect...
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AustAsia Group Property Update: Hold On for the Improvement into 2019 and 2020

March 2019 | Real Estate
There are a lot of clients who have asked us for advice in relation to the property market. To assist clients, we give some clarity to the media reports and other information relating to the property market, and particularly in WA. We have been asked by numerous clients on whether they should hold their...
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Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: You

March 2019 | Investments
Picture this: you scrimp, you save, and finally the day you’ve been waiting for arrives. Today is the day you get your new car. What’s the first thing you do before you even drive it out of the dealership? Yes, you insure it. There’s no way you’d risk anything happening to it, would you?...
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Property Exchange Australia (PEXA)

March 2019 | Real Estate
As from the 1st December 2018, the Western Australian Land Registry, more commonly known as Landgate, made it mandatory that the following documents are lodged with them electronically: Transfers of Land Mortgages Eligible Discharges of Mortgages Caveats Withdrawal of Caveats Property Exchange Australia (PEXA) is currently Australia’s only online property document exchange platform. It...
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Cash Flow Management

February 2019 | Accounting & Tax
Small Business Update We’re pleased to send you the first article in our Small Business Updates series. We’ll post a new Update every few weeks on a topic that we think will be of particular interest to our small business clients. Have you ever heard that “Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash...
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Counting the Cost of a Curveball

February 2019 | Investments
Here’s a confronting question: what would you do if the main breadwinner in your household could no longer bring in an income? Do you have a Plan B? Most people don’t. That’s where insurance comes in. Curveballs. They’re unexpected, often deceptive and it’s impossible to predict their trajectory. That’s why they’re so devastating –...
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