Here are links to a number of articles which provide useful background information.


For a chronology of policy towards retirement income and superannuation (up to 2010) see Nielson (2010)


APRA also provides an historical overview, and a range of data including 10 years of superannuation statistics (1997-2007) and data on large individual super funds


Among Recent Reviews are:


The Super System Review (Cooper Review)

The (Henry) Tax Review's Retirement Income Strategic Issues Paper  (2009)

The Harmer Pension Review (2009)

From 1999-2002 the Senate Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services released a number of reports and the Senate Select Committee on Superannuation produced one report in 2003.

The House of Representatives Economics Committee released the report if its Inquiry into improving the superannuation savings of people under 40  19 June 2006


The Treasury archive website contains numerous documents relating to the development of superannuation policy