Women need to be able to provide for their retirement during their working lives. Research has shown that superannuation savings are considerably lower for women than for men. Strategies to overcome this imbalance include policies which support superannuation savings for women. It also means ensuring that superannuation information is conveyed well to women during different stages of their life cycle.
A consumer guide to superannuation issues and resources, from the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.
- ASFA Dictionary of Superannuation
The ASFA has a range of resources on superannuation including statistics and information on fund management and investment decisions.
- Australian Tax Office - Superannuation
A website providing information on superannuation. Topics include: choice of superannuation fund, lost superannuation, self-managed funds, better super and general superannuation information. The website includes fact sheets, calculators and online services.
- Smarter Super
This site from the Australian Bankers Association has a number of booklets dealing with a broad range of financial issues.
- Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
The Tribunal is an independent dispute resolution body which deals with a diverse range of superannuation-related complaints and offers a free, 'user-friendly' alternative to the court system. They also have a large collection of brochures on this topic which can be downloaded from their website.