Weekly economic update - 18 May 2020

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Information for advice professionals only.

This podcast explores how the restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 are gradually being relaxed and we see attention becoming more focused on the shape of the economic recovery. The enormous drop in economic activity needs to be viewed in the context of unprecedented stimulus, and a type of external shock not experienced in our lifetimes.

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This week’s podcast will cover the developments that occurred in Federal Parliament with its first major sittings since February 2020.
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This week’s podcast will cover the upcoming sitting days of Federal Parliament, the first details on early release of super due to COVID-19 and a recent Regulatory Bulletin from the ATO for SMSF trustees.
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Disclaimer: This commentary has been prepared by Westpac Financial Services Limited for use by advisers and must not be made available to any client. The commentary provides an overview only and should not be considered a comprehensive statement on any matter or relied upon as such. Projections given are predicative in character and whilst every effort has been taken to ensure that the assumptions on which the projections are based are reasonable, the projections may be based on incorrect assumptions or may not take into account known or unknown risks and uncertainties. The results ultimately achieved may differ materially from these projections. This commentary may also contain material provided by third parties derived from sources believed to be accurate at its issue date. While such material is published with necessary permission, Westpac Financial Services Limited does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of, or endorses any such material.