The Money
The Money
Oct 22, 2020
The 20-minute neighbourhood
29 min
If you’re working from home or you’ve been in lockdown, the local neighbourhood has become incredibly important. Could our increasingly local and digital lifestyle reshape our cities? Plus, the Crown Resorts AGM and governance failures. And will JobMaker really support 450,000 jobs?
Guests: Professor Elizabeth Sheedy, risk expert, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University
Lucinda Hartley, co-founder of Neighbourlytics
Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business of Australia
Peter Davidson, Principal Advisor, Australian Council of Social Service
Politics with Michelle Grattan
Politics with Michelle Grattan
The Conversation
Politics with Michelle Grattan: two views on increasing the super contribution
The increase in the compulsory superannuation contribution, legislated to rise next July from 9.5% to 10%, is being fiercely debated following the release of the retirement income report. In this podcast we hear the views of Brendan Coates, Director of the Household Finances Program at the Grattan Institute and Greg Combet, former Labor minister, and chair of Industry Super Australia. Coates, who opposes the July and later scheduled rises, says ultimately the money comes out of the worker’s pay because employers will increase wages more slowly. Coates argues the present superannuation arrangements are adequate for most retirees who own their homes, and will be in the future. Although he says retirees potentially face financial stress if renting, Coates wouldn’t favour letting people dip willy nilly into their super for a deposit on their first home. But “if the rate of compulsory super goes to 12% as legislated, I think the right answer is not … to let them take out their super for housing, it’s to let them take out anything above 9.5% each year” for any purpose. Combet flatly opposes the use of super accounts for housing. “If we are concerned about housing affordability and trying to lift the level of home ownership in the country, you don’t go and cannibalise another part of the retirement income system, the superannuation system. "You address the issues of housing supply. You address the issues of housing affordability, and you can take some specific public policy measures for helping first home buyers.” In response to the criticism that higher contributions will diminish wage growth, Combet says: “Let’s go back to the 90’s. Paul Keating promised to get to a 12% super guarantee. John Howard froze it… No compensating pay rises that are discernible anywhere.” Additional audio A List of Ways to Die, Lee Rosevere, from Free Music Archive. Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
30 min
Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod
The wellbeing economy - a glimpse of the good life
Rather than returning to the status quo, many are calling for a change in thinking (and in policy) as societies around the world grapple with the coronavirus crisis. One such advocate for change is global development expert David Hulme, who joins Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter for a fascinating discussion on the wellbeing economy in this instalment in our special mini-series.  Why doesn’t economic growth necessarily lead to increased development? What impact is the COVID-19 crisis having on the world’s most vulnerable communities? And how can societies in developed and developing nations recover from COVID-19 and build a more equitable future with wellbeing at the core of policy decisions? On the fourth episode of our special Policy Forum Pod mini-series on the wellbeing economy, Professor Sharon Bessell and Dr Arnagretta Hunter discuss development in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis with Professor David Hulme, Executive Director of the Global Development Institute. David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at the University of Manchester where he is Executive Director of the Global Development Institute and CEO of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre. Sharon Bessell is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Gender Equity and Diversity at Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU. Arnagretta Hunter is a cardiologist, physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for ANU Medical School. Policy Forum Pod is available on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Subscribe on Android or wherever you get your podcasts. We’d love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to podcast@policyforum.net. You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 6 min
Australian Finance Podcast
Australian Finance Podcast
The Rask Group
How to land your dream job (and the future of work), ft. Andrea Clarke
What does the future of work look like and how are you preparing yourself for it? In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate and Owen chat to Andrea Clarke, about the future of work and how to get comfortable with the changing workplace. We also chat about the importance of building your reputational capital (rather than just your personal brand) and the why is it so critical to invest in yourself and your own career. We also cover some of the soft skills that we should be working on right now, that aren't explicitly taught at school and university, but are critical to our future success. Join our brand new Facebook community and keep the conversation from today's episode going - we'd love to hear your thoughts! Head to www.facebook.com/groups/raskaustralia | Get in touch and send questions for future Q&A episodes our way at podcast@rask.com.au or on Instagram @raskaustralia Show notes & episode workbooks: http://bit.ly/Australian-Finance-Podcast | Watch the video version: http://bit.ly/YouTube-Rask | Take one of our free finance & investing courses: http://bit.ly/Rask-Education | *|| We're proudly supported by ETF Securities ||* Learn more about ETF Securities: https://bit.ly/fundsETFS | DISCLAIMER: This podcast contains general financial information only. That means the information does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of that, you should consider if the information is appropriate to you and your needs, before acting on it. If you’re confused about what that means or what your needs are, you should always consult a licensed and trusted financial planner. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in this podcast, including any financial, taxation and/or legal information. Remember, past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The Rask Group is NOT a qualified tax accountant, financial (tax) adviser or financial adviser.
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