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Limited Recourse Borrowing - Government modifies proposal


The proposal to include the outstanding debt of a limited recourse borrowing arrangement in the total superannuation balance of participating members has been substantially modified.

Retirement income covenant proposal - straight from the Department of Silly Walks


For reasons known only to the Government, it has been proposed that all superannuation funds (including self managed superannuation funds and small APRA regulated funds) must have a "retirement income" covenant. This covenant will require trustees of superannuation funds to consider the retirement income needs and preferences of their members.

Superannuation statistics


Both the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have recently released superannuation statistics. The APRA statistics are up to March 2018 while the ATO statistics are up to the 2015/16 financial year.

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The 2018 Budget Edition - SMSF relevant changes


From the perspective of a self managed superannuation fund this year's budget changes are fairly tame and few in number. In fact, there are three relevant substantive changes, none of which are negative. Additionally, there are a number of changes intended to improve administrative procedures. This issue of SUPERCentral news will concentrate on the substantive issues - their benefits and their downsides.