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The Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the competitiveness and efficiency of Australia's superannuation system. This paper was released to assist participants in preparing a submission.
An efficient superannuation system is critical to help Australia meet the economic and fiscal challenges of an ageing population. The superannuation system has accumulated over $2 trillion in assets. Given the system’s size and growth, the system is of central importance to funding the economy...
The Productivity Commission has finalised its comprehensive framework to assess the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's $2 trillion superannuation system.
The superannuation system is large, complex and has broad reach. This means even small system improvements can offer significant financial benefits to Australian workers,...
This paper was released on 20 September 2016 to assist participants in preparing a submission to the public inquiry into Superannuation Alternative Default Models. It outlines a range of issues about which the Commission is seeking information.
Initial submissions are due by Friday 28...
The Australian superannuation system has grown rapidly since the introduction of the Superannuation Guarantee in 1992, both in terms of funds under management and coverage.
Almost all employed Australians contribute to superannuation. Collectively, Australians currently have around $2 trillion of assets in superannuation funds,...
This study stems from the Australian Government’s response to the recommendations of the 2014 Financial System Inquiry (the FSI). The FSI found that the superannuation system was not operationally efficient due to a lack of price-based competition in the sector, with the result that potential...
This report is a detailed analysis of two aspects of superannuation policy affecting the post-retirement phase:What might happen if the age that individuals can access their superannuation (the 'preservation age') were raised? Is the way people draw down their superannuation, and in particular,...
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...
The Commission is undertaking this inquiry under the twin (stage 2 and stage 3) terms of reference. This draft report brings together both streams of work to provide an overall assessment of the superannuation system and recommend policy changes.
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...