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Young Australian workers could boost their retirement fund under superannuation overhaul

Young workers could boost their retirement fund by $500,000 under government’s new superannuation overhaul

  • Morrison government has signalled a major superannuation sector overhaul
  • The compulsory superannuation guarantee is set to rise to 10 per cent
  • Assistant Minister Jane Hume has set a deadline of 2021 for the shake-up
  • The changes include reintroducing superannuation opt-in for under-25s

The Morrison government has signalled a major overhaul of the superannuation sector.

Assistant Minister for Superannuation and Financial Services Jane Hume has set a deadline of 2021 for the shake-up, the year the compulsory superannuation guarantee is set to rise from 9.5 to 10 per cent.

The changes include reintroducing legislation to make all superannuation opt-in for under-25s, saving $2.6 billion in fees, according to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Senator Hume plans to act on the Productivity Commission’s recommendations for the sector after a review found workers could be entitled to an extra $500,000 for retirement.

The Morrison government has signalled a major overhaul of the superannuation sector, and Assistant Minister for Superannuation and Financial Services Jane Hume (pictured) has set a deadline of 2021

‘Which is why we have to get rid of high fees, duplicate accounts, underperforming funds and unnecessary insurance, because that is what makes the system inefficient,’ she told the newspapers.

‘If a system is compulsory and it quarantines nearly $1 in every $10 that you earn for up to 40 years, it is imperative that the government make that system as efficient as possible.

‘In my mind, no government in good conscience can demand workers compulsorily quarantine more of their money.

‘I don’t think the government can morally ask workers to give up more of their current earnings and put them into an inefficient system.’

The changes include reintroducing legislation to make all superannuation opt-in for under-25s, saving $2.6 billion in fees, according to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

The changes include reintroducing legislation to make all superannuation opt-in for under-25s, saving $2.6 billion in fees, according to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

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