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We all get bombarded with information from every source possible and frankly, it's too much. Even if you haven't already flicked it into spam you probably don't have time to read it. We call it Information Overload. So, on this page we've selected big picture news items we think are relevant and of interest to our clients.

Friday, August 03, 2012

The Government has deferred the start date from 1 July 2012 to 1 July 2013 for some of it’s Stronger Super reforms for SMSF’s  including the proposal to require related party transactions involving SMSF’s to be conducted through the market where one exists, such as listed securities.

Friday, August 03, 2012

From 1 July 2013 the following changes came into effect:

Friday, August 03, 2012

With the new financial year upon us, people are gathering their information for preparation of their tax returns for 2012. With changes to taxation levels and less availability for making super contributions for those over 50, paying more tax seems to be a reality.

Friday, August 03, 2012

On 29 June 2012 the government passed legislation to amend the director penalty regime to make company directors personally liable for unpaid superannuation contributions. While the changes are important for making the payment of employee superannuation and PAYG a primary consideration, the changes impose more onerous personal obligations on directors. Directors of companies experiencing a cash flow crisis need to be aware of the changes and take steps to mitigate their potential personal liability.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Although volatility continues throughout world markets, it should be the time to focus on some major investment themes to be considered for investing:

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 per cent, effective 6 June 2012.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Recorded: 31st May 2012 

Question: Hamish, the fiscal dramas in Europe just don’t seem to be going away.  What are your latest observations? 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WLM is very pleased to announce that Dan McGrath has agreed to join the WLM Financial Services team as of 1 July 2012.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In preparation for the end of the financial year, you should think about managing your affairs to minimise your tax and maximise your income. 

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

In a ‘traditional’ Labor style budget, the 2012-13 Federal Budget contains a raft of handouts to those in need and savings measures targeted at corporate Australia and high income earners.