Retirement Income Shift Highlights Need for Innovation

Australians’ growing preference for income streams in retirement over lump sums highlights the need for greater innovation and reform of the retirement income system, according to an independent think-tank. The Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes (CSRI), a non-partisan and non-profit body of academic and policy experts, says while Australians entering retirement are now leaning towards… Read More

Retirement Income Reform: Big Picture View Needed

Short-term budgetary and political positioning over superannuation threaten putting off even further an effective long-term reform plan for Australia’s retirement income system, an independent body of experts has warned. Ongoing politicking over superannuation tax concessions risks resulting in yet another narrowly framed attempt to tackle a much wider problem. “Debate over policy reform is a good… Read More

Retirement Income Reset

Australia’s retirement savings system has become a political football. But the leadership change in Canberra gives hope for a more bipartisan approach to reform, writes Patricia Pascuzzo.  Our retirement savings system has many strengths but it is far from perfect. Key issues include a gender imbalance, tax concessions that favour those who least need them… Read More