Superannuation

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Research report

10 May 2018

This report examines how the rules embedded in the tax and transfer system, especially in relation to the age pension, may impact on household choices.

Commentary

29 Apr 2018

Increasing the Superannuation Guarantee will help the rich, at the expense of the poor.

Report

8 Mar 2018

This report demonstrates the economic disadvantage faced by women throughout their working lives is greatly magnified in their retirement years.

Report

22 Feb 2018

This report describes an $80 billion GDP (value-added) industry employing some 625,000 Australians and on the cusp of change. Some parts of the transport industry are more immune to change than others – so the report provides insights into the technology and overlay of social...

Policy report

14 Feb 2018

This report looks at the challenges of providing a secure retirement for all Australians and the changes needed to ensure the superannuation system remains fit for purpose over the coming decades.

Briefing paper

12 Feb 2018

This background paper provides information about the range of Australian banking industry participants, the relative market share of those participants, the size of the Australian banking industry, the range of products offered and the profitability of the sector.

Working paper

9 Feb 2018

This paper proposes two reforms which together could help close the gender gap in retirement incomes and provide a boost to the retirement incomes of Australia’s most vulnerable women.

Other text

1 Dec 2017

This document presents the Draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Research report

29 Nov 2017

This report highlights the need for reform to the superannuation system to ensure that governance structures are such that fund members’ interests are protected.

Research report

24 Nov 2017

Australia’s 2.2 million small to medium enterprises (SMEs) employ two thirds of Australian workers and create a substantial proportion of new jobs. Ensuring that businesses have access to capital is important for the growth of their businesses and to create jobs in the economy.

Guide

12 Oct 2017

The purpose of the Superannuation Laws Amendment Bill 2017 is to implement a board governance structure for certain superannuation funds that requires at least one third of trustee directors to be independent and that the chair also be independent.

Report

12 Oct 2017

This international survey shows that many people in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia struggle with preparing for retirement for similar reasons.

Report

30 Sep 2017

This report shows around half of Australians who switch superannuation funds pay significantly higher fees and obtain lower returns than their original fund, prompting concerns bank sales strategies are exploiting consumers.

Discussion paper

20 Sep 2017

This consultation paper outlines the content of the draft Insurance in Superannuation Code of Practice, the full text of which is included as Appendix 1.

Report

Report commissioned by the Transport Workers Union
18 Sep 2017

This report from the Centre for Future Work simulates the impacts of eight specific wage suppression strategies on workers’ superannuation balances – ranging from temporary wage freezes, to wage caps, to more dramatic actions.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

This article addresses two key New Zealand Superannuation policy-relevant questions. Is it sensible to raise the age of eligibility? And is the timing – delaying adjustments until 2037- 40 – appropriate?

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

This article looks at the long-term policy of having differential payment rates for superannuation in New Zealand, and suggests this should be reviewed regularly to ensure that it is still achieving the desired outcomes

Article

4 Aug 2017

This article argues that it is not economically viable for Australian super funds to invest in the Australian build-to-rent market and explores how our governments can take steps in providing critical economic infrastructure to combat the public housing shortage.

Research report

3 Aug 2017

Market Forces’ latest research has found that 82 of Australia’s 100 largest superannuation funds disclose inadequate or no tangible evidence that they have considered the impact of climate risk on their investment portfolios.

Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

The Insurance in Superannuation Working Group (ISWG) has released this discussion paper as a further step towards developing an Insurance Code of Practice for superannuation trustees.