Housing and Retirement Income: An Integrated View

By Patricia Pascuzzo The recent proposal and ensuing debate about allowing young people to access their superannuation to buy their first homes has again highlighted ┬ámany of the shortcomings about policy discussions in Australia today. Once again, the various parties took up their positions for and against the proposal. While debate is undoubtedly welcome, sometimesContinue reading “Housing and Retirement Income: An Integrated View”

Assets Test Challenge

Issues with the assets test and the taper rate highlight the need for considered, coherent and comprehensive reform of retirement incomes policy, argues ANU Professor and CSRI member Andrew Podger, Former Labor government minister Craig Emerson has argued Labor’s decision to oppose tightening the superannuation assets test was opportunistic, likening it to the 1989 decisionContinue reading “Assets Test Challenge”