defined benefit super scheme

Defined benefit a time bomb

UniSuper has acknowledged that its defined benefit superannuation fund is no longer prepared to pay all the benefits promised to members when they were forced to join this fund. Its...

Daryl Dixon, 28 September 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Uncertainty looms over uni's staff pensions

Last month, the Australian National University joined other university and public sector employers in announcing it would shed a large number of jobs. The ANU will seek 230 volunteers to...

Daryl Dixon, 6 August 2013, The Canberra Times

More woes in Unisuper saga

My most recent article highlighting the inadequate regulatory protection for university employees forced to join the UniSuper Defined Benefit Fund provoked a justified response from a...

Daryl Dixon, 22 June 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

It's time to bail from UniSuper

Where are the superannuation regulators when investors really need them, as the UniSuper defined benefit fund difficulties continue? Recoveries in world equity markets have improved the...

Daryl Dixon, 8 June 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Regulators must act to end the UniSuper farce

The continued operation of the UniSuper fund is a serious threat to the unblemished record of Australia’s public sector defined-benefit funds. This was confirmed by the reaction to...

Daryl Dixon, 5 March 2013, The Canberra Times

Time pollies joined the rest

Eight months after its May budget announcement, the federal government and the Australian Taxation Office have given no details of how the new 15 per cent surcharge on super...

Daryl Dixon, 9 February 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Our unis are stealing their staff's futures

UniSuper University staff may lose the retirement benefits that their super fund promised them.

The fund is relying on the contributions of new younger members to help fund the...

Daryl Dixon, 5 February 2013, The Canberra Times

Further questions surrounding UniSuper

This month's Public Sector Informant highlighted the uncertainty for UniSuper defined benefit fund members arising from a funding shortfall their employers are not prepared...

Daryl Dixon, 19 February 2012, Asset Check, The Canberra Times

Secret strategies to boost PSS benefits

Secret strategies to boost PSS benefits.

Personal contributions It's in the interests of PSS members to contribute more than 5 per cent of their salary.

The more money...

Daryl Dixon, 6 December 2011, The Canberra Times

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Daryl and Nerida’s ABC Nightlife dates for 2017

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2017 accompanied by new show host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm on the following dates to hear Daryl and Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 19 December 2017

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