Note: This article relates to the ALP's superannuation policies for the 2013 Federal Election, and is no longer current. For the ALP's latest super policies, see SuperGuide article 2016 Federal Election update: What superannuation and retirement policies can you expect?
After a frenzied few years of super fiddling by the ALP federal government (and the previous Liberal government), our political leaders have taken a breath and exclaimed ‘that’s enough!’, at least for the next 5 years. The freeze on changes to super taxes commences immediately, that is, from 31 July 2013, and will continue for the next 5 years (but only if ALP is re-elected). The change of heart by the ALP goes even further than no tax changes to super: any changes to super will only be made to the super system every 5 years.