Research and Papers

Research and Papers 2004 – 2006

Nov 2006 Consumer attitudes and plans in the light of recent Government policy changes to superannuation
2006, ANOP Research Services Pty Ltd, ASFA National Conference, Perth, 2006
Nov 2006  Benefits and costs of the regulation of superannuation
Paper presented at the ASFA 2006 National Conference, Perth
This paper presents an analytical framework for evaluating the costs and benefits of superannuation legislation and reports recent, previously unpublished survey results on the costs of regulation.
Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Jul 2006  The shape of things to come: the impact of choice and APRA licensing
Paper presented to the 14th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers, University of New South Wales
Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Mar 2006 The benefits, revenue cost, and implications for individuals and the economy of abolishing the contributions tax
ASFA Research Centre
Feb 2006 The introduction of choice of superannuation fund – results to date, ASFA Research Centre
Nov 2005 Lessons from the latest super industry research: Attitudes to super and choice in late 2005
ANOP Research Services
Jun 2005  Uniformity and diversity in superannuation fund investment portfolios
Paper presented at the 13th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers
Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Feb 2005 Implications of choice of superannuation fund legislation for members, employers and funds
ASFA Research Centre
Feb 2005  Superannuation and contemporary families – issues of dependence, interdependence and self reliance
Paper presented to the 9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Nov 2004 Why can’t a woman be more like a man – gender differences in retirement savings
ASFA Research Centre

What do consumers think? Attitudes to super, savings, retirement and choice
Rod Cameron, ANOP Research Services
Presentation to ASFA 2004 National Conference

Aug 2004 2004 Community attitudes to saving for retirement: overview of main findings and implications
ANOP Research Services
Jun 2004  An uncertain future – projecting fees, benefits, compliance costs and market structure
Paper presented to the 12th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers
Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Feb 2004 Westpac-ASFA Retirement Standard
available to download from the Super Guru website
Jan 2004  The superannuation industry in Australia
An up-to-date general overview of the superannuation industry
Ross Clare and Douglas Connor, ASFA Research Centre
Jan 2004 Superannuation Fees Disclosure: Consumer Testing Report

Appendix 3:
Your guide to the Meridian Personal Super Plan (Test Product Disclosure Statement)

Your guide to the All Industry Super Fund (Test Product Disclosure Statement)

Warning about the PDS documents in Appendix 3

  • they should be read only in the context of the Consumer Testing Report (above)
  • they should not be relied on for compliance purposes
  • they are not about real funds