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COVID-19 – Financial Crisis Assistance: Small and Medium Businesses

March 2020 | Accounting & Tax
Following on from the Financial Crisis Assistance  article, we now concentrate on Small and Medium Businesses. The other 5 articles in this series are: Low-Income Earners Superannuation Pension and Centrelink Recipients Home Owners and Investors Larger Businesses Landlords & Tenants You can also refer to our other articles by clicking on the links above...
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COVID-19 – Financial Crisis Assistance: Homeowners and Investors

March 2020 | Coronavirus
Following on from the Financial Crisis Assistance  article, we have been reviewing options for homeowners and investors with home loans or investment loans. The other 5 articles in this series are: Low-Income Earners Superannuation Pension and Centrelink Recipients Small and Medium Business Larger Businesses Landlords & Tenants You can also refer to our other...
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COVID-19 – Financial Crisis Assistance: Superannuation Pension and Centrelink Recipients

March 2020 | Coronavirus
Following on from the Financial Crisis Assistance  article, we now concentrate on Superannuation Pension and Centrelink Recipients. The other 5 articles in this series are: Low-Income Earners Home Owners and Investors Small and Medium Businesses Larger Businesses Landlords & Tenants You can also refer to our other articles by clicking on the links above...
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COVID-19 – Financial Crisis Assistance: Low-Income Earners

March 2020 | Coronavirus
Following on from the Financial Crisis Assistance  article, we now concentrate on Low-Income Earners. The other 5 articles in this series are: Superannuation Pension and Centrelink recipients Home Owners and Investors Small and Medium Businesses Larger Businesses Landlords & Tenants You can also refer to our other articles by clicking on the links above...
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Covid19 Operational update: Coronavirus at AustAsia Group

March 2020 | Coronavirus
On 21 March 2020, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said of the Coronavirus: "This is a once-in-100 year type event, we haven't seen this sort of thing in Australia since the end of the first World War, but together we are of course up to this challenge...” and he warned the disruptions could continue...
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RBA cuts rates again

March 2020 | Finance
In an emergency meeting held on 19 March, the RBA has dropped the official cash rate to its lowest level in Australian history. The announcement to reduce the rate is consistent with other central banks around the globe, who are all hoping that widespread economic stimulus will help cushion the effect on economies of...
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Economic Stimulus Package

March 2020 | Accounting & Tax
The Government has just announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the Coronavirus. The package has four parts: Supporting business investment $700 million to increase the...
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Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty

March 2020 | Accounting & Tax
The federal government recently introduced legislation that will provide a one-off amnesty on unpaid and late paid super guarantee amounts. This is an important opportunity for employers to use the amnesty to meet any outstanding super obligations, with minimal penalties imposed by the ATO. What are the benefits of the amnesty? Under the amnesty,...
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Coronavirus & Your Investments

March 2020 | Investments
Should you hide under a bridge? We understand your concerns about the market sell-off due to the spread of Coronavirus and the oil spat between Saudi Arabia and Russia. But our long-term strategy remains firmly in place: Make the most of the power of compounding. We invest primarily for income. Higher income means that...
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Changes to Income Protection Insurance

March 2020 | Investments
From 1 April 2020, APRA are implementing sweeping changes to Income Protection Insurance. This is a result of the various governmental reviews relating to the financial services industry as a whole (including the Financial Services Royal Commission last year). It is important to REVIEW YOUR INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE ASAP, before time runs out. Some...
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