Superannuation Guarantee (SG)

Morrison must rule out delays to Super Guarantee rate increases: Labor

Labor has called on the Prime Minister to rule out further delays to the legislated increases in the Superannuation Guarantee rate, after reports that backbenchers are agitating for such a delay. Labor’s Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers said: “Scott Morrison must rule out calls from his backbenchers to hurt workers saving… Read More »Morrison must rule out delays to Super Guarantee rate increases: Labor

Super shock: more compulsory super would make Middle Australia poorer, not richer

Written by Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute and Owain Emslie, Grattan Institute. Compulsory superannuation was sold to Australians on the basis that it would make us better off. But as the government prepares for an independent inquiry into retirement incomes, new Grattan Institute research finds that increasing compulsory contributions from 9.5%… Read More »Super shock: more compulsory super would make Middle Australia poorer, not richer

Myth busted. Boosting super would cost the budget more than it saved on age pensions

Written by Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute. It is often claimed that Australia’s superannuation system will ease the budgetary burden of an ageing population. It’s certainly the impression put about by those pushing for an increase in employers’ compulsory contributions from 9.5% to 12%. But new estimates suggest that for up… Read More »Myth busted. Boosting super would cost the budget more than it saved on age pensions

Overwhelming support for 12% Super Guarantee rate by 2025

There is “overwhelming” support for increasing the Super Guarantee rate to 12% by 2025, polling commissioned by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has found. The polling found 79.9% support (either ‘strongly support’ or ‘support’) for gradually increasing the Superannuation Guarantee rate from its current 9.5% to 12%… Read More »Overwhelming support for 12% Super Guarantee rate by 2025

Easier for Millennials to save a home deposit without Super Guarantee

The Centre for Independent Studies argues that younger people would find it easier to save for a home deposit with lower levels of compulsory superannuation contributions. The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) policy paper, Millennials and Super: the case for voluntary superannuation, doesn’t make any firm recommendations, but does strongly… Read More »Easier for Millennials to save a home deposit without Super Guarantee

$20 billion per year. That’s how much higher superannuation could take from wages

Written by Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute. Stagnant wages are a huge issue in this election campaign. So it is odd that both major parties are hanging onto a policy that will take more out of workers’ pockets. Lifting compulsory superannuation contributions from 9.5% to 12% in five annual steps between… Read More »$20 billion per year. That’s how much higher superannuation could take from wages