Report Launch: Not So Super, For Women

Thank you to everyone who attended our report launch on 20 July 2017 for Not So Super, For Women.

We had a full room at Maurice Blackburn in Sydney, with report authors David Hetherington and Warwick Smith.  David outlined the main finding of the research, that the superannuation system in Australia is failing women.  He outlined the many contributing factors, and said that there is no silver bullet to fixing it.  The report offers a menu of ideas, and he called on government, business, employers, super funds, unions and individuals to play their part in fixing this system.

Sally McManus, Secretary of the ACTU also spoke at the event, and described the report as “groundbreaking”, and that it does what you need to change the world – names and outlines the problem and provides a solution.  “Now what we have to do is to fight for it”, she said.

We are grateful to Lisa and Ann, survey participants who also came to the launch and shared their personal experiences.  They described how women are frightened they will never be able to afford to retire, they they will have to work until they die.

Thanks to Maurice Blackburn for hosting our event.

To download the full report and to read the media commentary, click on the link below.