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The three retirement pillars: How the experts are grappling with the retirement income review

The three retirement pillars: How the experts are grappling with the retirement income review

Which observations made in the retirement income review are the experts grappling with?

  • by Jennifer Duke

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Banking on teaching children financial literacy

Banking on teaching children financial literacy

Remember when having banks in schools was not seen as a cynical marketing exercise?

  • by Shaun Carney
Super withdrawals for housing a danger to performance
Analysis
Analysis

Super withdrawals for housing a danger to performance

Early release of super this year showed the need for funds to maintain liquidity, but performance could be affected if it was opened up to allow home-buying.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Belief that super tax concessions favour the wealthy is a furphy

Belief that super tax concessions favour the wealthy is a furphy

Now, more than ever, we need a super system that provides more certainty – not more changes.

  • by Noel Whittaker
The bottom line with super: you risk being poorer today so you can live like a king tomorrow
Opinion
Opinion

The bottom line with super: you risk being poorer today so you can live like a king tomorrow

Scott Morrison was dreading the release of the Callaghan report into super because he knew it would spark a fight about super contributions.

  • by Ross Gittins
Do you have enough super? The answer might surprise you
Opinion
Opinion

Do you have enough super? The answer might surprise you

The fact that so many Australians die with significant unused assets suggests many are either scrimping too much or working too hard during their working lives.

  • by Jessica Irvine
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Stalking horse or fact-minding mission? Retirement income review exposes super fault lines

Stalking horse or fact-minding mission? Retirement income review exposes super fault lines

When Mike Callaghan handed his 638-page report on the nation's retirement system to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in July, it felt as if he were presenting his own newborn for scrutiny.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Business

Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Business

Matt Comyn: the CBA chief executive and chairman of the Australian Banking Association "provided the government with critical real-time data to inform decision-making" at the pandemic's peak. Plus Woolworths' Brad Banducci and Australia's change-making shareholders.

  • by John McDuling
'Short-sighted, reckless': readers respond to push for super access for homes

'Short-sighted, reckless': readers respond to push for super access for homes

Readers urged caution, saying allowing Australians to tap into their super for a home deposit would inflate already high house prices and push more people on the aged pension in the future.

  • by Orietta Guerrera
Early access to super will not solve housing affordability crisis
Editorial
Opinion

Early access to super will not solve housing affordability crisis

Allowing people to use their super to get a toehold in the property market will not improve housing affordability. In fact, it could make things worse.

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Gender pay gap to remain for decades without fast improvement, data shows

Gender pay gap to remain for decades without fast improvement, data shows

Women will be paid less than men for decades on the current trajectory and half the nation's employers are not making an effort to close the gender pay gap.

  • by Jennifer Duke