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The changes to the cap on non-concessional contributions is one of the features of the latest superannuation reform proposals.

Winners and losers from the government’s compromise on superannuation

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.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has shown, with the announcement of the party’s super plan, that he’s willing to cooperate with the government on some measures. Mick Tsikas/AAP

A super test for Australia’s political system

Labor's superannuation plan shows some promise for budget repair, if the two parties can compromise where it counts.
Bill Shorten stepped up his attack on the Coalition’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Shorten offers deal on super while hardening stand on plebiscite

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.
Research shows that poor and wealthy retirees spend about the same during their retirement.

Poor and rich retirees spend about the same

Giving rich households superannuation concessions is not justified according to new research which says these retirees spend as much as their poorer counterparts.
Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday that changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act ‘was not a priority’. Joel Carrett/AAP

Turnbull’s backbench muscles up

Malcolm Turnbull’s rhetoric this week has been designed to put the heat on Labor over budget repair. But he has three grassfires on his hands even before the new parliament starts on August 30 – and they’re…
HILDA data shows superannuation will soon overtake the family home as the major asset owned by Australians. Paul Miller/AAP

Wealth inequality shows superannuation changes are overdue

Superannuation changes are sorely needed because recent data shows only a small number of wealthy Australians are accumulating wealth through it.

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