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‘The great lie of superannuation’ revealed as MP pushes for change

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Liberal MP Tim Wilson is urging the federal government to prioritise homeownership over superannuation savings.

The federal government is considering whether to delay or cancel a scheduled increase in compulsory superannuation from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent by 2025.

Mr Wilson told Ben Fordham allowing Australians to access super to buy a home could change how people live in retirement.

“The most important factor for retirement security is not the size of your super balance, it’s whether you have a home.”

He rejects there will be greater pressure on the pension system as a result.

“This is one of the great lies.

“In 1990 67 per cent relied on the pension, after 30 years of compulsory super it’s dropped to 65.”

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Ben Fordham
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