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Have your voice heard - QLD & NSW dates announced for Economics Committee Franking Credits Inquiries

The discussion around the impact of banning franking credit refunds as proposed by the Labor Party continues in earnest into 2019.

We understand that many members of our community are looking for ways to make their voices heard in opposing this proposed policy. Accordingly, we would like to draw your attention to upcoming public hearings that the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics is holding for its inquiry into the implications of removing refundable franking credits.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Labor’s franking credit refunds proposal fails public policy test

The Labor Party’s proposal to deny franking credit refunds fails the test of sound public policy on four grounds – adequacy, sustainability, certainty, and, most importantly, fairness.

Professor Deborah Ralston, chair of the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System, in an address today to the Gold Coast Retirees organisation, highlighted how the proposal would severely dent the incomes of more than one million Australians, of whom the vast majority could not be described as “wealthy”.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Fairer Retirement Summit highlights unfairness and poor design of proposed ALP franking credits refund policy

Labor’s proposal to deny franking credits refunds was labelled grossly “unfair” by the Assistant Treasurer, Stuart Robert, at the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System Inaugural Summit held in Sydney this week.

Addressing the more than 130 people who attended the Summit, Robert said: “The critical point is that more than 45 per cent of the 900,000 people affected are 65 years or older.

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Alliance backs franking credits inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into the implications of removing refundable franking credits will provide an important platform to highlight how this proposal will financially hurt millions of Australians, says the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System.

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Simple Estimated Franking Credit Calculator

The SMSF Association has a franking credit calculator that can be used to calculate the estimated franking credits on your Australian franked shares. Labor’s proposed imputation policy on refundable franking credits may mean your fund might lose these credits if the proposed policy is passed and you are in a refundable tax position.

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The Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System highlights the impact on small business owners of the ALP’s franking credits proposal & welcomes three new national associations as members

The Alliance has launched a website www.fairerretirement.com.au to cater to the growing demand from organisations and individuals who are seeking support, information and research to better understand the impact of the proposal. Announcing the launch of the Alliance website in Brisbane today is a team from the Alliance including spokesperson, Professor Deborah Ralston, Ian Henschke, Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia, John Maroney, Chief Executive Officer of the Self Managed Superfund (SMSF) Association, Alan Marshall, President, Association of Independent Retirees and Michael Lorimer, Managing Director of SISFA.

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Take action against Labor's proposed franking credit policy: use our letter template

The Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System strongly opposes the proposed change to the tax treatment of franking credits and is looking to resist the introduction of this policy. If you are passionate about this issue we urge you to take action!

If you wish to have a say in relation to this matter and help us lobby against the proposed changes, please download our letter template and follow the instructions to send it to your local MP or Senator.

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