defined benefit super schemes

Messy surcharge will encourage retirement

The complexity of assessing the proposed new super tax may, once again, render it unworkable. Reflecting recently on his time as federal treasurer, Peter Costello said he regretted his 1996... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 4 June 2013, The Canberra Times

Bureaucracy lacking in reform approach

Treasury officials, not politicians, must take the blame for short-sighted policies on super. A PERFECT example of the pot calling the kettle black was former Treasury secretary Ken Henry... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 May 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Government looks after own

Top marks to Robert Gottliebsen for highlighting the structural flaws in Treasury's methodology used to measure the superannuation tax expenditures. This approach is proof of Treasury... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 February 2013, The Australian

The govt can cut your super pension, but it won't

Not unexpectedly, former federal superannuation minister Nick Sherry's suggestion last month to remove billions of dollars from defined-benefit government pension schemes triggered... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 6 November 2012, 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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