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 many 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, sometimes… Read More
With research showing most people won’t have enough superannuation to enjoy a comfortable retirement and meet aged care costs, is it time we made the family home the fourth pillar of the retirement income system? asks Patricia Pascuzzo.
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 decision… Read More