An Independent Guide to the New Commonwealth Super Scheme

The New and Old Schemes Compared

Daryl Dixon, 1990

Written by Daryl Dixon to assist public servants choose whether to join what was a new Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) at the time, he provided general principles to help them make up their own minds.

Super changes in 1983, 1986, 1988 and 1989 changed the basic rules, giving some public servants a benefit from joining the newer scheme while others were better off staying in the existing scheme.

The book was published a year before public servants were required to make a decision whether to join the new scheme or keep the status quo.