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Super funds

Borrowing to save: retirement income policy after COVID-19

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...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the superannuation system

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...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will 50pc of Australians die before they can access their superannuation?

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Was superannuation designed to get people off the pension?

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".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Tony Abbott incorrect on impact of superannuation changes on workers

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims delaying a mandated increase to compulsory superannuation contributions will not leave employees worse off.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are the Government's super changes 'not at all' retrospective?

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...
Policy report

Economic benefits of universal superannuation

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.
Briefing paper

The long-term consequences of wage freezes for real wages, lifetime earnings, and superannuation

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...

Super expensive

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...