The Economics of Choice of Superannuation Fund : Discussion Paper No. 102

Drew, Michael E. & Stanford, Jon D. (2002) The Economics of Choice of Superannuation Fund : Discussion Paper No. 102. [Working Paper]


Under the Australian superannuation system there are two compulsory contributions to superannuation funds made on behalf of employees. The first is the award superannuation contribution of three per cent of wage or salary arising from the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission’s decision in 1988 to pay wage increases as superannuation. The second is the Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SGC), introduced in 1992, which requires employers to pay a specified proportion of wage and salary (eight per cent from July 2000) into a superannuation fund. Contributions under award superannuation are paid to the superannuation fund specified in the award while the SGC is paid to a fund chosen by the employer.

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ID Code: 534
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: choice of superannuation fund
ISSN: 1324-5910
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (Please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:44

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