Public debt is expected to rise from 19% of GDP in 2019 to nearly 54% by 2024 and remain elevated for decades to come. This report argues there is one area where evidence suggests significant savings could be made, with little impact on public policy...
It is remarkable how little existing literature there is on outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in retirement and old age. This report helps to fill this void, and offers some important insights that improve our understanding of the financial security that the...
Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer claims it is a "statistical fact" that more than 50 per cent of Australians will be dead by the time they get access to their super.
Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer claims Australia's superannuation system "was set up to be an alternative to the aged pension so that people didn't have to rely upon the aged pension or even the part pension".
Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims delaying a mandated increase to compulsory superannuation contributions will not leave employees worse off.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claims changes to the tax treatment of superannuation for those who have high account balances or who plan to make large after-tax contributions in the future, are not retrospective.
From values to riches 2020: charting consumer expectations and demand for responsible investing in Australia
The research outlined in this report shows that the vast majority of Australians expect their savings and superannuation to be invested responsibly and ethically, and half the population would be motivated to invest and save more money if they knew their savings or investments made...
This report outlines the evidence that universal superannuation has benefitted and will continue to benefit all Australians. It also provides confirmation of the large benefits to Australians and the Australian economy from increasing the Superannuation Guarantee from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent.
A wage freeze is often described as a "temporary sacrifice," that supposedly ends once normal annual wage increments are restored. However, this paper confirms that the legacy of even a temporary pay freeze is a permanent reduction in lifetime incomes and superannuation, which can easily...
Superannuation tax concessions were supposed to help Australians become less reliant on the age pension, but with the rapid increase in the concession they will soon to be more expensive than the age pension. This report argues that the cure has becoming worse than the...