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In our library, you will find the latest financial news, valuable insights and ideas, tips and tricks we've learnt over the years and other helpful educational pieces.

Federal Budget 2021 | Superannuation

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief and superannuation changes. The superannuation highlights are set out in this post.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Aged Care and Social Security

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief and superannuation changes. The aged care and social security highlights are set out in this post.

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MGD Tax update | February 2021

25 February 2021
Here is our MGD Tax update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to COVID-19 measures, what the ATO has been up to, other news, and key tax dates. Read on to find out information related to the JobMaker Hiring Credit, JobKeeper, two temporary measures to encourage business investment, varying PAYG instalments, and more.

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Shout out to the working mums

27 January 2021
By Mikaela Holmes
In my experience, working mothers have an ever-growing list of things to do and think about - and they usually all relate to their children. With this in mind, it is important to make sure we take time to think about ourselves too (mentally, emotionally, physically and financially), both for the now and for the future. In this article, I want to share some information on two government benefits that may help the financial side of things.

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Merry Christmas from MGD

21 December 2020
We will once again be taking a short break over the festive season. Our office will be closed from 1:00 pm Wednesday 23 December and we will reopen on Monday 4 January. From all of us at MGD, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.

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MGD Tax update

17 December 2020
In light of the recent Federal Budget announcement and the ongoing economic stimulus measures for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19, here is our MGD Tax Update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to small- to medium-sized businesses, including budget measures now law, a JobKeeper update, business tax tips, boosting apprenticeship commencements, and key tax dates.

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Death and divorce: be prepared

16 December 2020
By Michelle Dall'Alba
The two most stressful circumstances a person can experience are divorce and the death of a spouse, according to the Life Change Index Scale (The Stress Test). We don’t want to contemplate either; however, if we face the prospect of both, we can develop a plan to ensure our financial position is protected. These two experiences have their own unique challenges, however there are common financial considerations.

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Tired of paying rent? You could consider buying your business premises in an SMSF

11 December 2020
By Brad Hoffman
You run a successful business, you are already contributing the maximum deductible amount into your superannuation, and each year, you pay a significant amount of rent for your business premises to your landlord. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could buy your own business premises and pay that rent to yourself?

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A Biden world

30 November 2020
By Ronan Zille
As the world shrugs off the uncertainty of one of the most divisive US presidential elections in history and watches on as president-elect, Joe Biden, assumes office, the question everyone is now asking is; what does a Biden administration look like for markets and the economy? The answer should largely lie in the history of Biden’s political scorecard and whether his administration will lean towards a pro-market and pro-economic outcome.

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The art and science of a redundancy payment

13 November 2020
By Rachel Barlow
With businesses and households around Australia suffering from the effects of COVID-19, we’ve been doing a lot of work recently for people who are being offered a redundancy, including pilots, senior flight attendants, academics, and professionals. We’ve seen how challenging it can be for redundancy recipients to assess whether they should accept a package.

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The importance of adequate female specific personal risk cover

4 November 2020
By Andrew Proudfoot
A significant underinsurance gap exists both between the sexes and within various demographic segments of the Australian community. There are many reasons women remain underinsured. Time out of the workforce is a primary concern for many women and not just because of children; statistics show females are more likely to adopt the role of caregiver if something happens to a child or a relative.

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Federal Budget 2020 | Overview

7 October 2020
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2020/ 21 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. Australia’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of the original and extended JobKeeper scheme, the cash flow boosts, and the enhanced JobSeeker payment has come at a significant cost, Mr Frydenberg said, resulting in a budget deficit of $213.7b, falling to $66.9b by 2023/ 24. Here is an overview on the announcement.

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Federal Budget 2020 | Taxation

7 October 2020
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2020/ 21 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. Australia’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of the original and extended JobKeeper scheme, the cash flow boosts, and the enhanced JobSeeker payment has come at a significant cost, Mr Frydenberg said, resulting in a budget deficit of $213.7b, falling to $66.9b by 2023/ 24. The tax highlights are set in this post.

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Federal Budget 2020 | Superannuation

7 October 2020
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2020/ 21 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. Australia’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of the original and extended JobKeeper scheme, the cash flow boosts, and the enhanced JobSeeker payment has come at a significant cost, Mr Frydenberg said, resulting in a budget deficit of $213.7b, falling to $66.9b by 2023/ 24. The superannuation highlights are set in this post.

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Federal Budget 2020 | Social Security

7 October 2020
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2020/ 21 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. Australia’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of the original and extended JobKeeper scheme, the cash flow boosts, and the enhanced JobSeeker payment has come at a significant cost, Mr Frydenberg said, resulting in a budget deficit of $213.7b, falling to $66.9b by 2023/ 24. The social security highlights are set in this post.

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How to construct a portfolio to withstand market volatility and a pandemic

3 September 2020
By Rachel Barlow
No one could have foreseen COVID-19 and its impact on the share market – indeed, it has been a “black swan event”, an “unknown unknown”. However, events like these have happened before; they’ll happen again. In this article, Rachel shares her expertise in constructing a portfolio that is designed to withstand market volatility and black swan events, like the current global pandemic.

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Understanding the costs of aged care

4 August 2020
By Mikaela Holmes
“Do we need to sell the family home?” This is probably the number one question I get asked by concerned children when grappling with the idea of putting their parents into Aged Care. And whilst the answer will be “yes” for some, that is not always the case and there are plenty of options to work through first. Of course, in order to be able to understand the options, you need to be able to understand exactly what costs you are faced with …

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