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Super changes to tax free income

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia is pushing for a limit of $2.5 million to be set on the amount of tax-free money each Australian can use to fund their retirement.

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Cashless welfare card to be trialled

The government will trial a cashless welfare card designed to stop recipients from spending their income on drugs, gambling and alcohol in some areas later this year.

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Senate told Q&A leans left

Liberal senator James McGrath has told a Senate estimates hearing of the Coalition’s concerns that ABC’s Q&A program is biased against the conservative side of politics.

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Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Senate crossbenchers are urging the government to give full pensioners the ability to subsidise their retirement incomes by borrowing against the equity in their homes.

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Centrelink services under fire

According to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) audit report released on Tuesday, almost a quarter of the 57 million phone calls made to Centrelink last year went unanswered.

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Government control of the arts

The future of the arts in Australia may experience significant changes after the announcement of almost $105 million slashed from the nation’s major arts advisory body.

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Improving fairness of benefits

The government has pledged to upgrade the welfare payment system, in order to better assist those most in need, and eliminate the frequency of welfare fraud.

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Joe Hockey – a better retirement

Read about Joe Hockey’s hopes for retirees.

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Greens leadership shake up

After a distinguished 25-year political career, Christine Milne has stepped down as Greens leader, announcing yesterday that she will not recontest in the next federal election.

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Asset thresholds to be lowered

Senior government sources have confirmed that next week’s budget will see changes to the pension assets tests that could reduce the pensions of 200,000 people.

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Hands off super: Costello

Former Treasurer Peter Costello, has urged the government not to ‘tinker’ with the superannuation system, claiming it will have long-term detrimental effect on the economy.

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Dr Karl to donate IGR fees

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has stated that any money he receives from promoting the intergenerational report will be donated to needy government schools.

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