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SMSFs: Our 'hardest' jobs
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ASIC issues alert over big gaps in SMSF trustee knowledge
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Super savings gap for women stuck at 30%
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Statistics for all Australians
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Super set to play bigger retirement role
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Why SMSFs want estate-planning advice
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The power of financial role models
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Assess your retirement financial resources
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Cryptocurrency audits tipped to increase this EOFY
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Time to check your risk exposure?
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Some general interest stats on SMSFs
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Check trust deed to protect super in estate planning
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Survey reveals strong opposition to retirement system changes
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Australia by numbers – Update
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Federal Budget 2018 – Overview
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Your Budget
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4 components of our 2018 Federal Budget
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Tools to help you manage your financial position are available on our site.
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New rules capture SMSFs trading big with cryptocurrency
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Common EOFY slip-ups flagged for SMSFs
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Beware residency rules if moving overseas
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99 pct of SMSFs missing global opportunities
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How to plan for a better retirement
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Australia by numbers - Update
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Determine your retirement goals
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ATO issues update on cryptocurrency compliance traps
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How likely is a global trade war?
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Gig economy spike prompts calls for super policy changes
Article archive
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Quarter 2 April - June 2018
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Quarter 1 January - March 2018
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Quarter 4 October - December 2017
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Quarter 3 July - September 2017
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Quarter 2 April - June 2017
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Quarter 1 January - March 2017
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Quarter 4 October - December 2016
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Quarter 3 July - September 2016
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Quarter 2 April - June 2016
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Quarter 1 January - March 2016
Quarter 3 of, 2017 archive
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ATO to release further guidance on reserves
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A real-world benchmark for SMSF performance
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How is your super going, ready for retirement?
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Our 'hardest' SMSF tasks
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Lack of literacy promotes unrealistic goals
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Young investors: Time is on your side
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Is your SMSF retirement-ready?
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Key Economic Indicators, 2017 - updated
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Investors acting their age
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ATO locks in details, addresses panic on real-time reporting
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Government ‘undermines’ tax system in new moves on property expenses
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Multiple super accounts in a 'gig' society
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Why Australian retirees aren't happy and what we can do about it
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Doing a budget is a good idea but ....
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Technical expert flags estate planning strategies for 2017-18
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Government to shut down salary sacrifice loophole
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Items that heat up your depreciation deductions
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‘Tens of thousands’ of SMSFs at risk with ECPI
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Do’s and don’ts of estate planning
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LISTO to help boost women’s super
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Smart ways to stretch retirement money
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Low economic growth likely for years
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Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2015-16
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Adequacy of savings still a concern among Australians
Key Economic Indicators, 2017 - updated

The focus is on Australia's Labour Force and Demography.  ABS figures anf links

             

 

Click here for full access to Australia's economic indicators - National Accounts, International Accounts, Consumption and Investment, Production, Prices, Labour Force and Demography, Incomes, and Housing Finance.

Labour Force and Demography

 

 

 
Employed persons - Trend
 
Jul 2017
'000
 
12 160.1
 
0.2%
 
1.9%
 
Participation rate - Trend
 
Jul 2017
%
 
64.9
 
0.1 pts
 
0.2 pts
 
Unemployment rate - Trend
 
Jul 2017
%
 
5.6
 
0.0 pts
 
-0.1 pts
 
Employment to Population ratio - Trend
 
Jul 2017
%
 
61.3
 
0.1 pts
 
0.2 pts
 
Job Vacancies - Trend
 
May 2017
'000
 
189.2
 
1.7%
 
9.2%
 
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)
 
Dec Qtr 2016
'000
 
24,385.6
 
0.3%
 
1.6%
 
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)
 
June 2017
'000
 
734.9
 
0.8%
 
7.7%
 
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

 

 

Source: ABS