What does the Budget mean for you and your retirement?
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Respecting and protecting our elders
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Trouble brewing for global coffee supply
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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.
Operation oceans: The clean-up begins
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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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Finding the middle tax ground
Super increase remains on track
The Turnbull government has committed to increasing compulsory employer-paid superannuation rates, beginning in three years’ time.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.