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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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TTR strategies still relevant despite work test changes, says CFS

While the work test changes have made equalising balances between spouses much easier, longer-term strategies involving ... Read More

SMSF firms warned to prepare for TBAR transition now

SMSF professionals have been urged to start preparing for quarterly-based TBAR reporting with trustees at risk of facing... Read More

Court dismisses appeal in death benefit dispute

The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal against an earlier court decision examining the distribution of a death b... Read More

Auditor highlights ‘grey area’ with windups and SuperStream

Planning ahead for any final payments into an SMSF is critical when winding up a fund as any payments made outside the w... Read More

AAT upholds ASIC’s decision to cancel AFSL

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has upheld ASIC’s decision to cancel the AFS licence of a financial services busin... Read More

ATO updates TBAR guidance ahead of new time frames

The ATO is encouraging all SMSFs to start lodging reports for events on a quarterly basis now with the new streamlined r... Read More

Limited licensing numbers drop by a third in past year

The number of accountants providing advice under limited licences has continued to spiral downwards, dropping by a third... Read More

Latest penalty increase ‘a compelling argument’ for corporate trus...

Following the recent hike in admin penalties this month, a technical expert has stressed the benefits of having a corpor... Read More

BGL announces Great Place to Work recertification

Software firm BGL has again been certified by the ‘Great Place to Work’ program for the 2022–23 year. ... Read More

SMSF wins appeal case against court orders

The NSW Court of Appeal has granted an appeal against previous court orders relating to caveats over a property. ... Read More

Property downturn enters ‘new territory’

Home values have fallen 8.4 per cent since the peak of the housing cycle in May, with housing market conditions expected... Read More

Trustee disqualifications climb to over 400

SMSF trustee disqualifications have continued to surge higher in the second quarter of 2022–23 as the ATO increases it... Read More

Staffing tipped to be biggest industry challenge this year

High rates of staff turnover in some parts of the industry may see late lodgements and auditing delays occur again this ... Read More

One in 10 super funds performing poorly

Around 12 per cent of super member rate the performance of their fund as below average or very poor, according to a rece... Read More

SMSFA pushes for ‘make good clause’ to address NALE concerns

The super industry is still waiting on a legislative fix for the issues surrounding non-arm’s length expenditure as th... Read More


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