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Miranda Brownlee

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Miranda Brownlee is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.

Since joining the team in 2014, Miranda has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest superannuation stories in Australia, and has reported extensively on technical strategy and legislative updates. Miranda has also directed SMSF Adviser's print publication for several years. 

Miranda also has broad business and financial services reporting experience, having written for titles including Investor Daily, ifa and Accountants Daily.

You can email Miranda on: [email protected]

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Rollout of DIN regime ahead of schedule

Director identification numbers may be introduced sooner than expected for SMSFs with corporate trustees, with the gover... Read More

State of SMSF advice model needs ‘urgent wholesale review’

Two major accounting bodies have called for further discussion on the comprehensive review around defining the type of a... Read More
ABS and ATO

General transfer balance cap set to rise to $1.7m

With the All Groups CPI figure for the December quarter at 117.2, indexation of the general transfer balance cap is set ... Read More
Parliament

Government expected to adopt simpler election method with ECPI measure

With the 1 July start date for the government’s proposed ECPI changes not far off, the SMSF Association is hopeful tha... Read More
Retirees proceeding with downsizing plans as confidence rises

Retirees proceeding with downsizing plans as confidence rises

Downsizer contributions were the top query received by the BT technical services team in the December quarter, with many... Read More
APES 305 to improve due diligence with auditor independence standards

APES 305 to improve due diligence with auditor independence standards

While the revised APES 305 standard means complying with another set of requirements, it may help SMSF firms navigate th... Read More

ASIC lobbied on ‘private ruling service’ for new advice offers

Two industry bodies have urged ASIC to provide clearer guidance on the line between general and personal advice and impl... Read More
SMSF firm wins court appeal

SMSF firm wins court appeal in dispute over sale of client list

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has upheld an appeal initiated by an SMSF advice firm against an estate involving... Read More

ISA lobbies ASIC to expand role of intra-fund advice

Industry Super Australia has urged ASIC to use its regulatory tools to enable superannuation funds to provide intra-fund... Read More

SMSF engagement letters due for overhaul under new APESB standard

A revised standard released by the APESB will require SMSF professionals to include details of all outsourced services a... Read More

Important factors for clients in ‘grey area’ with super accounts

With recent research indicating that clients with between $200,000 and $500,000 in super are in a grey area in terms of ... Read More

Licensees restricting SMSF advice with ‘burdensome compliance’

Larger AFSLs are imposing excessive layers of compliance and restricting SMSF advice due to fears around potential breac... Read More

ASIC’s ‘inconsistent approach’ an impediment to scaled advice

An industry association has told ASIC that its inconsistent approach to issuing policy guidance and undertaking advice r... Read More

Common dispute areas outlined with SMSFs, unit trusts

An industry law firm has warned SMSFs on some of the decisions and issues that can arise with unit trusts which can lead... Read More
Slipstream director coaching Scott Charlton

Increased strain on SMSF firms sees consultancy expand team

With COVID-19 resulting in rising demand but increased hours also for many SMSF firms, a consulting firm has expanded it... Read More

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