Labor will promise to ban direct borrowing by self-managed superannuation funds, as part of a housing affordability policy released on Friday.
What critics of the plan to use superannuation for housing miss is that Australia’s super system already channels a significant proportion of retirement savings into housing.
Shadow banking provides investors with the means to isolate risks, transfer profits, avoid regulation and increase the range of money-like financial products available for investment.
The latest thought bubbles about using super savings for housing might be less harmful than in the past, but they would be just as ineffective.
The government has yet to address a major incentive to put assets into super and hold them until the retirement phase.
Young women are are confident in implementing budgeting and savings strategies, but lack the knowledge and confidence required to implement long-term financial strategies, a new pilot study finds.
The changes to superannuation discussed in the 1992-93 cabinet papers shaped the system we have today for better and worse.
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New research modelled how an increase in the superannuation guarantee would affect the finance sector and the results show it all balances out.
The federal government could save about A$1 billion a year by changing three unfair tax breaks for older Australians, a new report says.
Super is the wrong tool to provide an adequate support in retirement for low-income earners. Our research shows top-up measures to help this group are poorly targeted and too expensive.
Current super policy is compelling people to save for a higher living standard in retirement than they enjoy during their working lives.
In a week marking the first anniversary of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership, the government was able to show it could work with the new parliament.
Finally – though who knows for how long – we see signs of the Turnbull government pulling up its socks.
The Coalition has reached a compromise to get its superannuation reform past its own party, but the changes will make it harder for women and older workers.
Both the government and opposition's proposed reforms to the superannuation system will target generous tax breaks given mostly to wealthy retirees.
In the first sitting of the new parliament, conservatives within the government have muscled a proposed amendment to the Racial Discrimination Act onto the agenda.
Tony Abbott has exhorted the government to stand up for reform and avoid new spending that does not promote growth.
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s diagnosis of the risks and challenges confronting the Australian economy is hard to fault. But tackling those problems will require flexibility from the government.
Labor's superannuation plan shows some promise for budget repair, if the two parties can compromise where it counts.
Bill Shorten has proposed specific changes to the budget's controversial superannuation reforms, which have been under attack from the conservatives in the Coalition ranks.