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This is an extract of our Investment Trusts document, which we sell as part of our Trusts Notes collection written by the top tier of Griffith University students.

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TRUSTS | PAGE 53 INVESTMENT TRUSTS

Superannuation
* Superannuation is a way of saving money for retirement * Superannuation is compulsory * Superannuation funds are managed by trustees and they must ensure the
money is invested with care * Trustees must act honestly and prudently, and make decisions in the best
interests of all members
* Three government agencies regulate and enforce legal standards:
o ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission)
SS? Regulates what information funds give members and how
they abide by company law * Corporations Act 2001
o APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority)
SS? Regulates how funds operate (not self--managed funds)
SS? Superannuation Supervision Act 1993
o ATO (Australian Taxation Office)
SS? Regulates self--managed funds, employer contributions, co--
contributions and superannuation tax rules

Significance of Superannuation
* Why super is important?
o How serious is population ageing?
SS? #of retires living longer
SS? # of workers supporting future retirees
SS? Labour force
SS? Pressure on government * Superannuation is desirable:
o Save money
o Save on taxation of savings
o Makes Australian shares a great investment * But there are alternatives to super:
o Immigration
SS? More people pay tax
o Increased labour productivity
SS? Rich economy to pay retirementincomes
o Taxation incentives





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