Budget should return to surplus in 2020/21, says Finance Minister

By | December 14th, 2016|Politics|

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has spoken about the Turnbull government's intention to get the budget back to surplus ASAP, without committing to any hard deadlines. “We need to make decisions that are both fiscally and economically responsible. Based on the numbers in the Budget a return to surplus is forecast, is projected for 2020/21,” Senator [...]

Scott Morrison says he’s prioritising housing affordability, but should we believe him?

By | November 4th, 2016|Market Information, Politics|

Scott Morrison has just made a commitment to something that could make or break the Coalition's campaign for the next election. The Treasurer has acknowledged the need for housing to become more affordable – and soon – but his solution steers clear of the controversial changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax that Labor [...]

The Budget in #HASHTAGS – What it means in simple language

By | May 4th, 2016|Banks & Finance, Market Information, Politics|

Budget night has been and gone. But what does it mean to us, the average guy or girl in the street?  Politicians across the country hit the airwaves, print and internet to tell us in complex language that it's all ok.  But that made us even more confused on what it means for us, our [...]

Trump, politics, our trust and million dollar property knock downs

By | May 2nd, 2016|Politics|

A new poll has found that if Donald Trump gets elected as US president, it could be the beginning of the end of our special relationship – or at the very least it would warrant an "it's complicated" status. A whopping 45% of voters believe that if a president like Trump gets into office, Australia [...]