Who wins and loses from higher compulsory super contributions?

March 5   |   6:30pm   |   Prosper HQ, Level 1/64 Harcourt St North Melbourne

Superannuation is widely supported by Australians and is considered a key pillar in retirement savings. But is the system still fit for purpose, and does it achieve its intended goals? 

We are seeing an increasing intergenerational divide. The wealth of older Australians has accelerated. Wages continue to stagnate for workers. Homeownership – a key assumption in Australia’s retirement policy – is looking increasingly out of reach without inheritance. Older women are the fastest-growing group of homeless people in Australia while men of the same age are of the most well off. Does our superannuation system transcend or entrench these divides?

Join Brendan Coates and Dr. Cameron Murray us over a wine to talk these questions over; a topical conversation given Federal Treasury’s current review into retirement incomes.

Brendan Coates is Household Finances Program Director at the Grattan Institute.
Brendan’s research focuses on tax reform, economic and budget policy, retirement incomes and superannuation, housing, transport infrastructure and cities. Brendan has worked as a macro-financial economist with the World Bank in Indonesia and Latin America, and with the Australian Treasury. He tweets at @BrendanCoates

Dr Cameron Murray is a Research Fellow in the Henry Halloran Trust at The University of Sydney.

He specialises in property markets, resource and environmental economics, and corruption. His book Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation explains how the Game of grey corruption is played, how much it costs us, and what we can do about it.

Cameron also blogs at fresheconomicthinking.com, tweets at @DrCameronMurray and his Facebook page is Fresh Economic Thinking.

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