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Superannuation package should be passed

Media Release 15 September 2016

15 September 2016

Superannuation package should be passed

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) supports the government’s revised superannuation package announced this morning and urges the Parliament to pass the changes as soon as practical, in order to provide certainty for people saving for their retirement.

ASFA interim CEO Jim Minto said the package makes the superannuation system more sustainable.

“The key message for savers is that they should have confidence in their super,” he said.

“We are delighted that people approaching retirement will have more flexibility to add to their super.

“ASFA has long advocated for both a lifetime cap on non-concessional contributions and a limit on the total amount tax free in retirement. The revised superannuation proposals address both issues.

“The primary role of superannuation is to provide income in retirement and it should not be used as an estate planning tool.

“The ceiling of $1.6 million, once it is legislated, balances the need to ensure enough income for a comfortable retirement with ensuring the level of tax concessions is sustainable in the future.

“This is the responsible thing to do for the superannuation system and for Australia’s long term, fiscal sustainability,” he concluded.

For further information, please contact:

Teresa Mullan, Media Manager, 0451 949 300.

About ASFA

ASFA is the peak policy, research and advocacy body for Australia’s superannuation industry. It is a not-for-profit, sector-neutral, and non-party political national organisation, which aims to advance effective retirement outcomes for members of funds through research, advocacy and the development of policy and industry best practice.

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