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Stronger Super

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Stronger Super is the 2007-2013 Labor government’s response to reforms arising from the Review into the governance, efficiency, structure and operation of Australia’s superannuation system (Super System Review).

As at February 2014, current information on the SuperStream project can be found on the Australian Taxation Office website.

Overview of reforms

MySuper

From 1 July 2013 funds will be able to offer a simple, low cost default superannuation product called MySuper to improve the simplicity, transparency and comparability of default superannuation products. MySuper will have a number of features designed solely with the interests of members in mind.

SuperStream

On 1 July 2011, the Government commenced the implementation of SuperStream, a package of measures designed to enhance the ‘back office’ of superannuation. When fully implemented, these measures will improve the productivity of the superannuation system and make the system easier to use.

Self managed superannuation funds

The Government is implementing a range of measures relating to self managed superannuation funds (SMSF). Reforms in this area will improve their integrity and increase community confidence in the sector. They will also improve the operation and efficiency of the sector by enabling more efficient transactions, including rollovers from superannuation funds regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Information regarding planned commencement dates for SMSF measures.

Governance

The Government’s measures to strengthen the integrity of the superannuation system will improve trustee and fund decisions, efficiency and effectiveness, and so help grow member superannuation entitlements.

For more information, see the Stronger Super Government Response and the Stronger Super Information Pack.