Women’s superannuation

We won’t fix female super until we fix female pay, but Labor’s ideas are a start

Written by Helen Hodgson, Associate Professor, Curtin Law School and Curtin Business School, Curtin University   Women retire with embarrassingly little super compared to men. In 2015-16 the typical (median) Australian woman retired with A$36,000. The typical male had A$110,000. When presented as averages, the difference is less stark because a… Read More »We won’t fix female super until we fix female pay, but Labor’s ideas are a start

Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

Written by Brendan Coates, Fellow at the Grattan Institute, and Owain Emslie, Associate at the Grattan Institute.   When it comes to the gender gap in retirement incomes, symbolism appears to matter more than actually achieving something. Labor’s plan to add super contributions to government-funded parental leave was heralded by… Read More »Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

Government takes over 2 years to reject women’s retirement recommendations

It has taken the Government more than two years to publicly reject recommendations aimed at improving the economic security of women in retirement, including faster increases the Super Guarantee rate and removing the $450 SG threshold. A Senate committee released its report, ‘A husband is not a retirement plan’, Achieving… Read More »Government takes over 2 years to reject women’s retirement recommendations