The storied history of Australia’s top-class superannuation system

May 24th, 2017 The Spotlight

Keating and Kelty’s Super Legacy by former MP, Mary Easson outlines the storied history of Australia’s superannuation. It was Labor’s idea which started with Whitlam and reached its peak with Paul Keating.

Now with 2 trillion in savings and often used as an example of a winning program throughout the world. Super is woven into our daily lives and gives Australian’s a choice of where their money should go.

Finding an optimistic approach to a perfect storm of global uncertainty

May 17th, 2017 The Spotlight

Evert-Jan Ouweneel is the Senior Advisor Public Engagement on Faith & Development within the fundraising offices of World Vision. His role is to inform people in secular societies about the need for “faith literacy” which is understanding people of other faiths.

The Budget is a box ticking exercise, but the tax policy box is missing

May 8th, 2017 The Spotlight

Financial correspondent Laura Tingle has been In Search Of Good Government for quite some time.

In her new book subtitled Great Expectations and Political Amnesia she makes the point that our short term governments have no corporate memory and the public service is now competing for its role as an adviser.

30% of household borrowers have no buffer, but that’s less than before

May 3rd, 2017 The Spotlight

The federal budget is looming and housing affordability is being discussed by both sides – some might say – ad nauseam. But is the Great Australian Dream beyond repair?

War with North Korea is not as likely as you might think

April 26th, 2017 The Spotlight

If you go to North Korea, be sure to take a satellite phone and a well stocked medical kit – you don’t want to risk the hospital.

US based Peter Hayes of Sydney University’s Centre for International Security Studies has visited North Korea 7 times to fully understand the culture and politics of the country.

Investing in our future: Aged Care is a growing industry

April 19th, 2017 The Spotlight

Cam Ansell, Managing Director of Ansell Strategic, steps into the Spotlight to help prepare your investments as well as tell you what you need to consider about making the most of your twilight years.

Pauline Hanson’s a disruptor, but she’s not a mighty, popular force

April 12th, 2017 The Spotlight

Pauline Hanson may be considered Australia’s most divisive politician. As the head of One Nation, Hanson’s policies and in particular her stance on immigration lands her in the headlines regularly. And that might just be the point.

David Marr has gone beyond the headlines for his new book ‘One Nation, called the The White Queen, One Nation and the Politics of Race’ – published as the Quarterly Essay. He’s been observing Hanson since the start of her political career and brings his insights to this week’s Spotlight.

1 million Chinese visit Australia every year and we should be ready for their investment

April 5th, 2017 The Spotlight

As Australians, most of us are keenly aware that we need China more than China needs us, but will China continue to hold all the cards?

In his book China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia’s Future, Bates Gill explains why Chinese ‘hard power’ is effective. Co-written with Linda Jakobson, the book takes an in-depth look at Australia’s relationship with this important neighbour.

The Spotlight – Trevor Folsom

March 29th, 2017 The Spotlight

If you have a spare $25,000 to $50,000 you may want to consider becoming an angel investor. It’s an increasingly popular way to add to your portfolio – so says Trevor Folsom from Investible and he’s had some tremendous success.

The Spotlight – George Lakey

March 22nd, 2017 The Spotlight

In this week’s episode, we head to the Nordic countries. Author, George Lakey, enlightens Alan on the Viking economies- he might just book a one way ticket.

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