Retirees with superannuation balances of $1. pay and pay no tax and get annual imputation cheques of $63,000.
In an election about wages, it is bizarre that both sides are planning to raid them to lift compulsory super.
Demographics are making elections about tax concessions, and soon there will be no turning back.
The next government can make its own luck, but it needs to focus on what matters and ignore the rest.
Both sides have different perceptions about how what the government characterises as a “retirement tax” - the franking credits change – will play out politically.
Our retirement incomes system has been built around the assumption that most will own their own homes. New projections suggest it's no longer valid.
If you've got money and are in your mid-60s you'll be able to funnel more into super without even working under a budget plan that makes a mockery of super.
The promised surpluses won't last unless we stop giving older Australians more and more and asking them to pay less and less.
A full throated inquiry into superannuation and whether we need more could be the last best thing the Coalition does.
Superannuation fund supremo Greg Combet has a radical idea: to promote the business concept of 'long-term value'.
Gender lens analysis identifies risks and opportunities early. It is catching on.
Labor's proposed amendments to the Coalition's Protecting Your Super Bill would have cost young Australians $400 million a year.
If you can understand this, you might just understand the election. Here's our quick guide to the language of dividend imputation.
Counterintuitively, vague incentives are often stronger than clear ones.
The Productivity Commission was only permitted to examine the efficiency of the super system. A quarter of a century on, it's time to examine the design of the system and who it helps and hurts.
Picking an dud superannuation fund can cost you about 13 years’ pay over a working lifetime, roughly the value of an apartment in Melbourne or Sydney.
Increases in super contributions come out of our own pockets. In the past Shorten and Keating have conceded this.
The Conversation played host to really important new ideas in 2018. Some will take years to develop. Others will never come to fruition. But they're important.
Conditional superannuation which can we withdrawn years after bankers retire might be the best way to get them to do the right thing.
The income within super funds is poorly taxed. Taxing it better could properly fund aged care.