Mercer Magazine

  • Mercer Super a leader in Responsible Investment

    Mercer Super a leader in Responsible Investment

    Nine out of 10 Australians want their superannuation managed responsibly and ethically, recent research shows.

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  • Respecting and protecting our elders

    Respecting and protecting our elders

    Elderly people are among the most vulnerable in the community and sadly, they are all too often exploited and abused by those they trust most.

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  • Trouble brewing for global coffee supply

    Trouble brewing for global coffee supply

    Climate change and a resurgent rust disease threaten to disrupt global coffee supplies and devastate crop-growing communities.

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  • Crowd control: Can Earth sustain another billion people?

    Crowd control: Can Earth sustain another billion people?

    The global population will swell 8.5 billion people by 2030 according to the latest projections, news that has some scientists sounding the alarm.

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  • Operation oceans: The clean-up begins

    Operation oceans: The clean-up begins

    The planet’s oceans are choking on plastic, and many people have heeded the call. Here are some genius – and effective – rubbish removal ideas.

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  • Clean breaks: 10 of the world’s greenest destinations

    Clean breaks: 10 of the world’s greenest destinations

    The journey to global sustainability may be a long one, but individual cities and countries are taking impressive steps.

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  • A rising tide: Oceans drowning in plastic

    A rising tide: Oceans drowning in plastic

    Friday 8 June is World Oceans Day and this year more than ever before, the day marks a call to arms to protect the seas from pollution and keep the planet blue.

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  • Mojo rising: 6 tips for gaining resilience

    Mojo rising: 6 tips for gaining resilience

    Life is stressful. Anything from losing a loved one to moving house or dealing with a new boss can bring us undone; but some seem to deal better than others with whatever life throws at them.

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  • Video: Budget goes for young and old

    Video: Budget goes for young and old

    Mercer Financial Advice leader Richard Ebbs says there's plenty in this budget for young superannuation members and older folk "beginning their retirement journey".

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  • Budget delivers for homeowner retirees

    Budget delivers for homeowner retirees

    From 1 July 2019 every homeowner over Age Pension age will be able to take out a reverse mortgage and boost their annual income by more than $11,000 for the rest of their lives.

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  • It pays to invest in an income for life

    It pays to invest in an income for life

    New rules for lifetime income products – like Mercer’s LifetimePlus – could help pensioners boost their pay cheque and improve living standards.

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  • Taking care of ageing business

    Taking care of ageing business

    The Federal Government has announced 14,000 new high-level home care packages to help older Australians stay in their own homes for longer.

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  • Finding the middle tax ground

    Finding the middle tax ground

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  • Super increase remains on track

    Super increase remains on track

    The Turnbull government has committed to increasing compulsory employer-paid superannuation rates, beginning in three years’ time.

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  • Super schemes: For saving up or scaling down

    Super schemes: For saving up or scaling down

    Two super housing schemes – one designed to help those looking to buy their first home, the other to help those scaling down to a smaller one, take effect from 1 July, 2018.

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  • More choices to make for young workers

    More choices to make for young workers

    Younger Australians and those with low super balances will no longer be forced to take out life insurance as part of their superannuation.

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  • One small step for Australia, one giant leap for GPS

    One small step for Australia, one giant leap for GPS

    While it wasn’t the rumoured $50 million for the establishment of an Australian space agency, the Budget has set out $41 million over four years from 2018-2019 to “grow the Australian space industry”.

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  • Craft brewers get ahead, but some spirits are still dampened

    Craft brewers get ahead, but some spirits are still dampened

    Craft beer could get cheaper thanks to a tax cut announced in this year’s Federal Budget.

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  • Franking my Dear, should we give a damn?

    Franking my Dear, should we give a damn?

    With a Federal Election due in 2019 it’s not only government announcements that warrant investors’ attention.

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  • Budget Disclaimer

    2018 Federal Budget announcements are proposals only. They have not been legislated and may be subject to change.

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