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Will term deposit rates going up be good for you?

27 October 2021

The inflation rate over twelve months to 30 September 2021 is 3 per cent. That's down from the previous quarter but the fact remains: inflation is up and if it stays up term deposit rates will go up as well. But will inflation stay up and will term deposit rates actually outstrip inflation if inflation does stay up? Questions economists can't answer. (pve)

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Could you be in a cheaper super fund?

27 October 2021

Superannuation funds have been getting away with skimming the take from compulsory employer contributions for decades, but pressure is finally being applied to start protecting consumers/workers a little bit. Fees are on the way down! (pve)

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Primary and community healthcare standards: unnecessary red tape?

20 October 2021

The federal Government claims new optional healthcare standards will make the Australian health sector even better but it's just seems these standards legitimise alternative medicine practices and clinics, which would have trouble meeting mandatory health standards fair-dinkum health practitioners are held to.

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Used cars: Safety and emissions top priority

20 October 2021

The safer your car is the more likely you'll survive an accident. The cleaner your car's exhaust is, the more likely the planet will survive. With mounting international pressure for Australia to adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050, vehicle emissions may be an important factor to consider when purchasing a car. (lme)

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How to prove your COVID-19 vaccination status

13 October 2021

Lockdown restrictions have eased in NSW for people in NSW who have had two doses of a vaccination. Find out the different ways in which you can prove your vaccination status or your medical exemption status.

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SMSFs: mates’ rates are out!

29 September 2021

If you have a self-managed super fund with member accounts in accumulation phase, watch out for the ATO's crack-down on non-arm's length SMSF income.

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NSW COVID-19 passport must include everybody

22 September 2021

While older people as a group have the highest rate of full COVID-19 vaccination in the country, their rate of digital connectedness is much lower. At the reopening of New South Wales, they now risk being left out in the cold in the absence of workable vaccine passport alternatives.

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