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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
This document presents the Draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
This report highlights the need for reform to the superannuation system to ensure that governance structures are such that fund members’ interests are protected.
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.
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.
This international survey shows that many people in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia struggle with preparing for retirement for similar reasons.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.