Retirement Income Disclosure Consultation Paper

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Consultation Type
Consultation Paper

Key Documents

The retirement phase of the superannuation system is currently under-developed and needs to be better aligned with the underlying objective of the system to provide income in retirement as a substitute or supplement to the Age Pension. To support this objective, the Government is developing a retirement income framework to support consumers to maintain an appropriate standard of living and balance the competing objectives of high income, flexibility and risk management.

Building on the release of the Retirement Income Covenant position paper in May 2018, Government is seeking views on the disclosure fact sheet for retirement income products. This consultation paper proposes a standardised, simplified document that outlines key metrics and features to help consumers compare different retirement income products.

The Australian Government Actuary is also seeking views on the retirement income risk measure and the method of calculation outlined in the technical paper. Responses and queries regarding the technical paper should be forwarded to aga@aga.gov.au

This consultation seeks views on:

  • The appropriateness of the proposed metrics in providing information for consumers to make select a retirement income product
  • The method of calculating risk to retirement income.
  • The presentation of the metrics for the fact sheet

Responding

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 28 March 2019.
Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

How To Respond

Email

superannuation@treasury.gov.au

Post

Address written submissions to:

Manager, Retirement Income Framework
Retirement Income Policy Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES ACT 2600

Enquiries

Email: superannuation@treasury.gov.au