Industry super funds spend $37 million on advertising

by Sally Patten   7 Sept 2017  Australian Financial Review Industry superannuation funds spent more than $37 million last year to promote themselves in the media, 54 per cent more than their retail super scheme rivals. Figures compiled for The Australian Financial Review using data from AQX Standard Fusion show that the bulk of the difference in media spend…

Post 1 July 2017 – Super contribution strategies to make the best of retirement savings

By John Wasiliev   12 July 2017  Australian Financial Review   One important aspect of the latest super reforms — in place since July 1  — is changes to contribution rules. Being aware of these changes  is essential for anyone, especially couples, looking to make the most of super’s tax concessions in the post-2017 super world.…

What Australia can learn from the NZ retirement system

By Ross Guest and Kirsten MacDonald, Griffith University The Conversation Magazine   21 June 2017 The Australian and New Zealand retirement systems both feature public pensions and private superannuation. But there are things to learn from the differences between the two systems. While Australians may end up with more savings in retirement, New Zealand’s system is simpler…