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Fewer Freedom of Information requests in 2021

October 2021 – Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received across Australian Government agencies fell by 16% from 41,333 in 2019–20 to 34,797 in 2020–21, according...

Government bond raisings surge

October 2021 – As lockdowns continued over the past 18 months, we have gotten used to announcements of rescue packages in the billions of dollars....

Older Australians working for longer

July 2021 – Australians aged 65 or older are now more likely to be in the workforce than retired. While 49% of the 65+ group...

The future of super

June 2021 – The median superannuation balance at retirement will increase from around $125,000 in 2020-21 to around $460,000 in 2060-61, as measured in 2020-21...

Early release from super due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the nation’s retirement savings. More than 2.4 million people applied to withdraw money from their superannuation fund...

The end of cheques?

Who still has a chequebook? I do.  I last wrote a cheque for $15 in May 2018 for cat registration and before that I hadn’t...