This report for CPA Australia evaluates the impact of Australia’s simplified superannuation changes post 1 July 2007. The report compares the pre- and post-retirement living standards for 12 representative retirement groups, based on family type, income level and retirement age. It reveals that there is little, if any, improvement for low income earners, while middle (average) income earners see modest improvements and the biggest improvements are enjoyed by high income earners.

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