Policy & Research

2012 Research

Women on Super Boards research

AIST and Women in Super have conducted some qualitative research with AIST's female member directors. The purpose of the research was to understand how these women were appointed, barriers they may have faced in the appointment process and any advice they could give to other women interested in becoming a trustee director on a not-for-profit super board. 48 women in total participated in the research.

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Superannuation over the past decade: Individual experiences

This report uses data from the HILDA survey to examine individual and household superannuation experiences over the past decade. It draws on only a very small portion of the information available in that survey which includes data about individual characteristics and experiences beyond that which superfunds have about their members.

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Retirement outcome projections under 12% SGC

AIST and the Financial Services Council (FSC) have released joint research which predicts that roughly 65 % of future retirees currently aged 25 years or younger will achieve adequate levels of retirement savings under the proposed timetable to increase the SG to 12%. The research also shows that under a 9% SG regime, at no stage would two-thirds of current and future generations of workers have ever achieved the levels of adequacy required by age 65 years.

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