I’m very pleased to announce our first online publication: a collection of the three guest-posts that Peter Harris wrote on superannuation and retirement savings issues back in May, June and August.
From my foreword:
National’s decision to suspend contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund last year renewed fears about the sustainability of Superannuation. There are concerns, including amongst some progressives, that perhaps our ageing population means that we cannot afford to maintain the current wage relativity and universal entitlement from the age of 65 indefinitely.
This is an important issue for progressives (and all New Zealanders) to debate, and there’s no one more qualified to write about it than Peter. He has a long involvement with these issues from his time as economist for the Council of Trade Unions and later as economic adviser to Dr Michael Cullen. Following that, he went on to chair the Savings Product Working Group, whose report was the founding document for what evolved into the KiwiSaver scheme. His views on superannuation, savings and retirement are always worth hearing and considering carefully.
You can download a copy here.
Very handy for passing on to friends who refuse to read blogs!