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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 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: miranda.brownlee@momentummedia.com.au
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‘Simplest and best way’: Treasurer defends plans to tax unrealised...

The government intends to stick with its proposed calculation for earnings under the $3 million threshold despite indust... Read More

Expert flags benefits of holding agribusiness assets in an SMSF

Holding farming property in an SMSF can provide a range of benefits, but it must be done correctly, says a technical exp... Read More

Missing areas in details for proposed threshold

The government’s fact sheet on the $3 million threshold is silent on how the measure will apply in a range of areas in... Read More

Advisers cautioned on making hasty deathbed withdrawals

For SMSF clients wanting to withdraw benefits from super before death, there are many critical factors that must be cons... Read More

$3m threshold calculation to create cash flow challenges

With unrealised capital gains included in the earnings calculation for the proposed $3m threshold, this may lead to cash... Read More

NALI risks flagged with SMSF borrowing and digital assets

While an SMSF can technically borrow to buy cyrptocurrency assets, challenges around finding a lender or benchmarking ma... Read More

Disputes over trustee discretion tipped to rise

With the number of court cases involving the exercise of trustee discretion likely to increase, SMSFs may want to factor... Read More

Law firm outlines potential strategies for $3m threshold

Equalising spouse super accounts may be a useful strategy for those impacted by the proposed $3 million threshold, says ... Read More

Details of tax calculation for $3m threshold a ‘mixed blessing’

The proposed tax on earnings calculation for balances exceeding $3 million will see some members paying tax on unrealise... Read More

Delaying pensions for TBC increase ‘not a given’ for all clients

While delaying pensions to access the full transfer balance cap indexation sounds attractive, mathematical modelling sho... Read More

$3m super cap may spark ‘unintended consequences’, warns CA ANZ

The accounting body has raised concerns about potential distortions that could flow from the proposed $3 million thresho... Read More

‘More work to be done’ on accountants’ advice framework: SMSFA

The SMSF Association says it will continue to push for an alternative advice model for accountants despite the lack of t... Read More

Government confirms plans for $3 million super cap

The Prime Minister has announced that the government will look to reduce superannuation tax concessions for individuals ... Read More

Government to proceed with legacy pension changes

The government has confirmed it will be moving ahead with the two-year amnesty for legacy pensions, according to the SMS... Read More

Implications for missing trust deeds in recent court case

A recent case handed down by the Supreme Court of Victoria offers some important lessons on lost SMSF trust deeds. ... Read More


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