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The report identifies policy settings that have contributed to differences in outcomes across generations in Australia. It looks ahead to what an ageing population might mean for the economic future of today’s young.
New Zealand is not alone in facing an ageing population and the associated future fiscal pressures. This report argues that the policy conversation is much more complex in New Zealand than as portrayed in the media.
The Australia Institute has released data from modelling commissioned from NATSEM together with ATO statistics which show that young Australians are receiving little benefit from three of the budget’s most expensive tax concessions.
The research shows Australians under 30 years of age receive only...
Sustainable Australia Report 2013: conversations with the future provides a picture of Australia - what we look like and who we are. It tells the story of how we have changed as a nation over the last 30 years. We have made great progress in...
Australia’s ageing population has resulted in a large cohort of Australians approaching retirement. Policy responses have recognised the significance of this, seeking to strengthen the labour force participation of older Australians to, in part, meet the fiscal challenges of an ageing population. The nature of...
This productivity commission report looks into the new changes to superannuation funds in award wages. Australia’s three-pillar retirement income policy comprises a means-tested and government-funded age pension, supported by both voluntary saving and compulsory superannuation contributions. Superannuation effectively became compulsory in 1992 with the introduction...
This paper argues that whatever the rationales for the creation of the current system of tax concessions for superannuation, minimising the future cost of the age pension does not appear to be among them.
Australian taxpayers contributed $30.2 billion to the private accounts of...
This draft report was released to assist participants in preparing a submission to the public inquiry into default superannuation funds in modern awards.
Default superannuation arrangements exist because many employees do not actively choose a superannuation fund. Default funds are currently listed in most...
In April 2011 the federal government established an Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians to ensure the potential of the older members of our community is considered in a range of policy debates. The panel's three reports and the government's response are...
Compulsory superannuation is a core element of Australia's retirement income system.
In May 2009, the Government commissioned an independent review into the governance, efficiency, structure and operation of Australia’s superannuation system (the Cooper Review). The Cooper Review provided its final report to Government on...