Tagged: Australia

A tale of two pension systems (Australia v NZ)

New Zealand and Australia have very different approaches to funding pensions. Despite the many other similarities between our countries, you can consider us at opposite ends of the spectrum in relation to this important...

Is New Zealand more egalitarian than Australia?

Note: I’m still getting my head around many of the nuances of the New Zealand tax system (as well as many other things), and I admit that I’m missing some nuances. I certainly wouldn’t take...

Australian Tax Receipts – pros and cons

If you lodged an Australian tax return for the 2013-2014 financial year, you probably received a “tax receipt“. I like the concept. Of the many thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands...

Changes to FOFA – a storm in a teacup?

Grant Holley of HOLLEY NETHERCOTE commercial & financial services lawyers recently published a terrific article relating to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms, FOFA changes to best interests – A storm in a tea cup?.  He...