Current issues, events and legislation

2018/19 Federal Budget Summary

Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered the Coalition’s third Budget on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

To read a summary of how some of the announcements may affect SCOA members, CLICK HERE

General Meeting 10 April 2018 in Adelaide

A General Meeting was be held on 10 April 2018 in Adelaide to seek approval from members to a number of proposed amendments to the SCOA Australia Rules.

The members agreed to the proposed amendments; You can read or download the Rules here

Superannuation legislation introduced in September 2017

A number of Bills were introduced into Parliament in September 2017 making a number of amendments to superannuation legislation.

Click here to read more about the new legislation. 

Click here to read SCOA’s submissions to the Senate Committee current inquiries into the new legislation.

2015 Intergenerational Report

The government has released the 2015 Intergenerational Report.  The Report attempts to predict what Australia will look like in 2055 in terms of the economy, health, education, employment and social services.  You can download the entire report here. 2015 Intergenerational Report

SCOA on PSNewsOnline

From time to time, SCOA contributes items for the PS News Online publication. They can be downloaded in the table below.

Name Download
16 May 2017 Comments on federal budget
16 May 2017 Welcome to SCOA Australia
28 June 2016 Press Release Please hold your fire
10 June 2016 Press Release The Truth About Public Service Pensions
3 December 2015 What is the Ten Percent Issue
1 December 2015  Welcome to SCOA December 2015
3 June 2013 Welcome to SCOA
13 June 2013 Unfair taxation of Commonwealth Superannuation pensions
17 June 2013 Indexation of your pension
25 June 2013 No Surprises in the current Federal Budget
5 July 2013 Go and see your local MP
13 July 2013 Got some spare Cash
18 July 2013 Full on Fair Go
25 July 2013 To cut or not to cut
1 August 2013 Public Meetings
8 August 2013 Summing Up

And, here is a link to the PS News Online publication for more interesting news of interest to public servants, present and former.