Labor

Policy and Regulation

Real and shadow treasurers think the same

The Liberal and Labor parties have both resisted pressure to pass on Australian infrastructure projects direct to superannuation funds. At a Financial Services Council meeting in Sydney last Friday, Treasurer Chris Bowen was asked by a superannuation representative if he would facilitate such investment. He was emphatic in his response: “I have never supported mandating […]
Governance

How to trust a trustee

Magazine editors from time immemorial have used the simple device of listing 10 things – 10 ways to lose weight, to pay off mortgages, achieve better orgasms, discover the best ciders, harness the real you, and so on – simply to keep readers from dozing off and tuning out. Whether there’s any science to it, […]
CMSF

Board independence under Q&A microscope

Not unlike a typical edition of ABC’s Q&A, host Tony Jones moderated a robust discussion on yesterday’s Super Q&A panel. Opening CMSF 2013, the panel debated a potential leadership spill in Labor, super reform fatigue and executive pay disclosure. Perhaps most controversial was the debate on equal representation on boards, with Garry Weaven, chair of […]