Australia's three-pillar approach to retirement income is internationally well regarded. However, many Australians currently approaching retirement face potential poverty, especially if they do not own their own homes.
Australia's aged dependency ratio (the number of people over 65 for every working-age person 15 to 64) is expected to double over the next 40 years, and the Australian Government recognises that current arrangements are fiscally unsustainable.
In this policy perspective, The super challenge of retirement income policy, CEDA examined:
Download the report - The super challenge of retirement income policy
On the CEDA blog: Far reaching review needed for superannuation and aged pension reform - CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin
Funding your retirement: the role of life annuities - Professor Susan Thorp
Dr Dianna Warren, Research Fellow, Australia Institute of Family Studies
Professor Stephen King, Professor of Economics and co-director of the Business Policy Forum at Monash University
Dr Rodney Maddock, Adjunct Professor in Economics, Monash University; Vice Chancellor's Fellow, Victoria University
Dr David Knox, Senior Partner, Mercer
Dr Judith Yates, Associate Professor, School of Economics