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Senate Committee endorses Superannuation Objective Bill

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 APR 2024
... promote intergenerational fairness, ensuring young people don't experience higher tax obligations to fund the Age Pension. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) praised the Bill for enshrining "fundamental principles" of superannuation, ensuring ...

AustralianSuper engages TAL to create retirement option

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024
... identified a cohort of members who may benefit from a lifetime income option supplementing an account-based pension and Age Pension. "A lifetime income option not only ensures members, and their partners, are able to have an income as they live, it may ...

Taskforce suggests aged care funding be based on personal wealth

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAR 2024
... contributions for services to enjoy a dignified experience in aged care." Further, it said: "The taskforce suggests the Age Pension status of the participant, with some additional tiers for part-pensioners and non-pensioners, would be a fair and simple ...

Coalition's super for housing scheme slammed

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAR 2024
... "Breaking the seal on super leaves people poorer in retirement and costs every Australian taxpayer more from higher age pension costs," she said. SMC analysis found a 30-year-old couple who withdrew $35,000 each from their super could retire with about ...

Long-term cost of super early release to be $85bn: SMC

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 1 MAR 2024
... mid-2060s when the last of those who accessed the scheme, currently aged in their 20s, begin to retire and qualify for the Age Pension. These costs are borne by future taxpayers, either explicitly via an increase in taxes or implicitly via a reduction ...

Annuities too expensive for most retirees: Research

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024
Analysis shows an annuity that pays an income equivalent to the Age Pension would cost a retiree more than $500,000. In researching whether annuities could solve superannuation's need for better retirement income stream solutions, Rainmaker Information ...

Super contribution caps to rise on July 1

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
... place to help people save for retirement and ultimately take pressure off the taxpayer by reducing demand for the Age Pension, so those who are in a position to make use of the increased limits next financial year should give serious consideration to ...

Aussies do not underspend in retirement, say super funds

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
... government should notify super funds about members' eligibility for pensions and other government support, like the Age Pension, so funds can tailor information to them. The SMC also said a comprehensive retirement test should be introduced that measures ...

AustralianSuper calls for an 'account for life'

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2024
... to Treasury, in a bid to deliver a visionary retirement system. The super fund also advocated for the automation of Age Pension applications, a move that would enable an integration of this income source with members' superannuation savings. This is ...

Advice reforms can solve retirement income challenges

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 FEB 2024
... consider a broader range of a member's personal and household circumstances such as debt, spouse's income, or age pension eligibility. If enacted, the Actuaries Institute suggests requiring super funds to show retirement income estimates alongside ...
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