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Conditional superannuation which can we withdrawn years after bankers retire might be the best way to get them to do the right thing.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.
Compelling Australians to put even more into super runs the risk of giving them a better standard of living in retirement than they had while working.
Former prime minister Paul Keating wants to divert an extra 2-3% of our salaries to 'longevity insurance'. It's what the pension was meant to be for.
It's not just low pay and interrupted work that makes women poor in retirement.
Brendan O'Connor on Labor’s industrial relations agenda
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O'Connor says Labor remains totally opposed to the government's Ensuring Integrity legislation, which the Coalition wants to resurrect. "I can't see this bill in any way being salvageable."
Until now most people have eventually owned a home. But two trends – falling ownership and a growing aged population – will put the budgets of retirees and government under real pressure.
Bill Shorten says Labor's plan to make super contributions on behalf of women on paid parental leave would have a "big impact". We find its impact would be be minuscule.
Dud insurance is the tip of the iceberg.