Superannuation

Financial advisers and accountants can be key advocates in the battle to address inequalities for women.

Why older women without children face financial challenges


The month of June also offers the best time to ensure that retirement savings are properly optimised, with the new financial year clearing the slate for a number of limits and changes relating to superannuation.

Is EOFY the best time to shuffle superannuation?


The reforms give those who engage with their super the tools to do so. For those who don’t, the performance benchmarks will kick in and force funds to operate better.

Calls for change to Your Future, Your Super legislation


What has become ingrained is the understanding of the need to save for retirement from an early age.

Should Australia delay its super guarantee increase?


At the end of June, payments totalling A$18.1 billion had been made, with 1.63 million applications having been paid since inception.

Early super access: The consequences of not seeking advice


By early June, more than 2.1 million Australians had applied to the ATO to draw on their superannuation, representing an average payout amount of A$7,500.

What is the purpose of superannuation in Australia?


There’s a clear role for accountants around making the right data available on which employers can make informed, independent decisions on MySuper default fund selection, without breaking the law.

Super fund selection: accountants bridge gap between advice and guidance


The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has calculated, based on its data and investigations, that there is currently about A$2.3 billion in detected unpaid super, equal to 3.9 per cent of total outstanding SG payments.

How much unpaid super is really out there?


The durability of small super funds is seen as another telling sign of inadequate competition.

Supercharged: How high fees eat into super returns


An outback road in Australia’s red centre, Northern Territory.

Indigenous finance: closing the financial gap


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