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Economic Update - January 2023

In this month’s update, we provide a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Key points: - Will the much-anticipated recession eventuate? If so, how much does it matter? - US and Australian economies still look strong based on growth and employment data - US inflation appears to have peaked (for now) - China abandons zero- Covid policy and is experiencing a significant rise in case numbers.

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Economic Update December 2022

In this month’s update, we provide a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

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Federal Budget October 2022

The Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered the Albanese Government’s first budget on Tuesday, fulfilling their election commitment to reprioritise expenditure allocated by the previous Government in March of this year.

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How to protect yourself from a potential scammer

As 10 million Optus customers remain on high alert for fraudulent activity on their financial accounts after the recent cyber-attack, other financial scams are escalating. After the September cyber-attack the telco’s customers were warned to be on the alert for out of the blue phone calls or messages asking for personal or financial information.

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Economic Update September 2022

In this month’s update, we provide a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Key points:​- Central banks send mixed messages in their approach to addressing inflation - Australian retail sales easily beat expectations indicating a level of consumer confidence - Ukraine exports start to flow which is hoped will dampen food price inflation globally.

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How you can help the environment

Has the latest State of the Environment report left you feeling the need to do more to help keep Australia beautiful? The report found Australia’s environment is in a “poor and deteriorating state” thanks to climate change, mining, pollution, the impact of invasive species, and habitat loss.

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Economic Update August 2022

In this month’s update, we provide a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Key points: - Central banks continue to remove policy easing at a rapid rate - Slight easing of supply-side bottlenecks is hoped to result in a softening in inflation data - Australian unemployment rate now the lowest since 1974! We hope you find this month’s Economic Update as informative as always. If you have any feedback or would like to discuss any aspect of this report, please contact our team.

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Ethical investing signs of 'greenwashing'

Green is good, right? As more people bear the consequences of climate change investor demand for sustainable options is growing. ESG investing is when a fund considers sustainability factors (including environmental, social, and governance) in their investment strategy. Globally, ESG assets are expected to exceed $US53 trillion by 2025 and represent more than a third of total assets under management. If you have any questions regarding ESG investing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Economic Update July 2022

In this month’s update, we provide a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Key points: - How far will the Fed go in raising official interest rates? - Russia on the back foot economically as sanctions bite - Australia jobs data still strong and unemployment remains below 4.0%. We hope you find this month’s Economic Update as informative as always.

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How the new government could impact your finances

As the dust settles on the 2022 Federal election, and a new government is ushered in, how might your finances be impacted?

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Smart super strategies to consider before the end of the financial year

Want to help boost your retirement savings while potentially saving on tax? Here are five smart super strategies to consider before the end of the financial year.

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Economic Update May 2022

In this month’s update, we provide a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Key points: - US Fed talks of bigger and quicker rate increases than recently anticipated - US growth surprised on the downside with the economy actually contracting in the March quarter of 2022 - Australian inflation rises strongly on the back of fuel prices and construction costs. We hope you find this month’s Economic Update as informative as always. If you have any feedback or would like to discuss any aspect of this report, please contact us.

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