All pensions and allowances must provide for a modest standard of living. Pensions and allowances must ensure that income support recipients with little or no private income can cover the cost of essential goods and services. 

There should be an equitable and adequate retirement income strategy to cater for the many people for whom superannuation will not provide sufficient income for a modest retirement.

Read CPSA's full income policy here

Why pay rises matter to you

The current debate about wages growth may not seem to be that relevant to pensioners personally but it is worth paying attention. 

Read more: Why pay rises matter to you

Inflation and pension indexation

The Age Pension indexation involves a couple of different metrics and for good reason. They are not reliable enough on their own. 

Read more: Inflation and pension indexation

Self-managed super continues to perform

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has released its latest statistics on the self-managed super fund (SMSF) sector.

Read more: Self-managed super continues to perform

Employer super fraud curbed

Under proposed new laws, employers who fail to follow the Tax Office's direction to pay super entitlements to their employees will be subject to court-ordered financial penalties as well as up to 12 months' imprisonment.

Read more: Employer super fraud curbed

Financial advisers

Some conflicts of interest which financial planners had have been addressed in regulation, but one remains. 

Read more: Financial advisers

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