12 April 2021
Paul Keating may be the architect of Australia’s super system, but his rhetoric on retirements incomes is becoming less and less reliable.
11 April 2021
Allowing Australians to use their super to buy homes would most benefit those with the most super and the most homes. They’re the least in need.
31 March 2021
Australia has its first Minister for Women’s Economic Security. Here’s what she should do — and not do.
24 March 2021
Ideally the hiring credit would be dumped in favour of an incremental payroll tax rebate. But if it stays, JobMaker should be recast. Here’s how.
8 March 2021
User-pays is not a good option. But a Medicare-style levy is, and so is winding back tax breaks for older Australians, especially in superannuation.
25 February 2021
The new JobSeeker rate is way below the poverty line and the second-stingiest payment in the OECD for newly unemployed people.
2 February 2021
Most Australians fear the age pension won’t exist by retirement. Relax. It’s here for the long haul.
30 November 2020
The main problems with Australia’s retirement incomes system are the big holes in the publicly funded social safety net rather than in the superannuation system.
22 November 2020
The superannuation industry resists reform, because billions of dollars in super fees and major political legacies are at stake. But their self-interested protestations should be ignored.
20 November 2020
Perhaps the most important is that the Government needs to do something dramatic to ensure Australians who rent can avoid poverty in retirement.