CEPAR

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Part of the solution to the rising funding problem might be a Medicare-style levy.

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New research indicates that many people who withdrew funds from their super over the past months are uncertain about the long-term consequences of their decision.

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Our super funds could have cleaned up when the market crashed 40% and then rebounded by about as much. That they didn't says a lot about how hard it is to time trades.

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The average Australian household is wealthier yet more indebted than the average German household, partly due to tax and retirement income policies.

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Even as Victoria confronts a six-week shutdown in response to emerging coronavirus cases, other states are reopening. Policy responses must reflect the needs of the most vulnerable, say UNSW Business School’s Leisa Sargent and John Piggott.

The elderly in Southeast Asia are at greater risk of poverty amidst major shifts in labour markets, technology and deficient social protection policies. Photo: Shutterstock

CEPAR researchers are working with the World Bank and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning to create a powerful social policy tool to improve the economic welfare of millions of people.

Withdrawing $10,000 from your super means that you could be selling assets in a falling market.

Taking money out of your super can come at a high cost which is not apparent until much further down the track, says a UNSW expert.

UNSW Business School's  Professor John Piggott says universities play a role in educating young people about superannuation

UNSW Business School academic and superannuation expert, John Piggott says students are losing money by not thinking about their super.

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If you rent, you are highly likely to live in poverty in retirement. If you own your own home the pension and super will probably be enough for you.

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Amid concerns about their quality of care, aged care providers are getting bigger or getting out.
 

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