Feb 20, 2013

Unfair, inefficient, expensive: Australia’s superannuation fallout

As we live to older ages Australia's burgeoning superannuation system is struggling to cope. Generous tax concessions have dubious benefits, Mike Steketee writes at Inside Story.

Elderly person

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?”

It’s a good question, particularly if you are now around 24, which was Paul McCartney’s age when his song was released on the Beatles’s Sgt. Pepper’s album in 1967.

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  1. Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay

    Free ciggies for anyone with a seniors card I say! Would save my Mum a packet. It would be interesting to get some stats on what people die of and at what age – we are constantly being bombarded by stats by charities “5 people every year die of toe hemoblasty!!!”, without the full picture as to how old they were and what else they were suffering. There is too much emphasis on quantity of life over quality.

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