Super

A clock and a jar full of coins with a 'retirement' label on a table.

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.

Australian and German flags

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

Tim Harcourt

JW Neville Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt advises that Australia can use higher education and digital learning to skill up the workforce and build greater capacity in the economy. 

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.