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”

A Sustainable Retirement Incomes System

Any reform of our retirement incomes system must be measured against the key principles of fairness, equity, sustainability and efficiency, writes CSRI chairman Dr Michael Keating, a former senior public servant and secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The superannuation system has suffered from piecemeal change. What it needs is a majorContinue reading “A Sustainable Retirement Incomes System”