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My father’s table: Orwellian doublespeak and the great ‘retire rich’ lie

Breaking superannuation into three different funding models may not be the right answer, former Lazard executive Rob Prugue writes, but at least it cuts through the fallacy at the heart of our superannuation ideal. 

Rob Prugue | 14th Jul 2023 | More
After all that fuss, here comes 10%

It was a budget that will be remembered for its headline deficit more than anything else. For big super funds there was a sigh of relief for the SG and that’s about it. The removal, at long last, of the $450-a-month floor for compulsory super payments has been roundly praised, in recognition that women will…

Greg Bright | 14th May 2021 | More
ASFA’s ‘no-brainers’ and Review debate’s ‘hijacking’

There are things to like and dislike about the Government Retirement Income Review for both sides of politics. And, also, to like and dislike about providing ‘observations’ rather than ‘recommendations’. But neither has quelled debate. In his opening comments at a webinar last Friday (November 27), Martin Fahey, the chief executive of ASFA, said it…

Investor Strategy News | 27th Nov 2020 | More
  • Finally, a win for retirees

    The ATO delivered some positive news, approving fractional property investment platform Domacom’s’ application to broaden the use of the $300,000 downsizer contribution.

    Drew Meredith | 27th Aug 2020 | More
    There is a problem with retirement incomes but it isn’t the super guarantee

    There is a case for not proceeding with, or at least further deferring, the legislated increase in employers’ compulsory superannuation contributions from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent.

    Andrew Podger | 23rd Jul 2019 | More