If the oceans are boiling, is superannuation a blunt tool?

By David Bell “Given the interaction between super, aged pension, and housing in retirement, and observing that these areas sit in different government portfolios, would you consider establishing a more integrated policy function focused on retirement incomes?”. This was my question to Chris Bowen at a talk he gave last year. The response: “Don’t boilContinue reading “If the oceans are boiling, is superannuation a blunt tool?”

Australia slips in global pension fund ranking

Australia has slipped from third to fourth position in the newly released Mercer Global Pension Index for 2018, a survey widely considered the most comprehensive overview of global pension systems. The study of 34 retirement income systems around the world ranks them by three broad measures – adequacy, sustainability and integrity. Aggregate scores, the weightedContinue reading “Australia slips in global pension fund ranking”

Seeking Income Security for Older Australians – The CSRI Leadership Forum 2018

  Following the government’s announcement of important policy changes relating to post retirement, leaders of the superannuation industry, policy, academic and community circles converged at the CSRI Leadership Forum in Canberra on 30-31 May 2018 to discuss the ramifications of these proposed reforms. The Forum brought together a broad range of perspectives in debating theContinue reading “Seeking Income Security for Older Australians – The CSRI Leadership Forum 2018”