Federal Budget 2018

The latest analysis and insights from the 2018 Federal Budget.

  • Pension loans scheme

    Pension loans scheme

    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 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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