A Super History: How Australia's $1 Trillion+ Superannuation Industry Was Made
1 Jan 2012
Major Street Publishing
Christine St Anne
Australia's $1.5+ trillion superannuation industry has changed the lives of millions of Australians but, until now, very little has been written about the passions and politics behind our world-renowned retirement income system. A SUPER HISTORY by Sydney financial journalist and commentator, Christine St Anne, more than fills this gap by providing a fascinating and at times controversial account of the shakers and movers behind the industry. Starting with the union struggle for superannuation, St Anne then follows the political struggle to legislate for the compulsory superannuation, and the phenomenal growth of the industry and in particular the industry funds. Along the way, she shares the inside stories of super pioneers, Paul Keating and Bill Kelty, as well as those of more than 40 other key players - both past and current - all of whom were passionate that the history needed to be recorded. A SUPER HISTORY is a must-read for anyone who seeks a better understanding of why super exists and whether it has been a good thing for all Australians.