Put politicians and workers in same super boat: Daryl Dixon
Dixon Advisory Executive Chairman Daryl Dixon recently discussed the differences between the super benefits of politicians and public servants and those of general workers with Ross Greenwood on Money News, 2GB radio.
Daryl, who has repeatedly raised issues around the discrepancy in the level of super benefits and access to them, said senior public servants providing advice on superannuation had salaries of up to $600,000 and generous super funds and were removed from the plight of everyday Australians.
“The people helping the government make the decisions, as well as some of the politicians, really have no comprehension of how much effort is involved in saving for your own retirement,” he said.
There was discussion around the generous super benefits of politicians elected before 2004 and the fact that some politicians had left politics relatively young and received a large pension.
“The sooner that everybody is put in a similar boat, the more rational policies will ultimately become,” Daryl said.
Listen to Daryl Dixon’s full interview with Ross Greenwood on 2GB Money News. It runs for approximately 10 minutes and starts at the 49:00 minutes mark.