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Stage 3: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness

Public inquiry

This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's superannuation system. This represented the third stage of the Commission's review of the Efficiency and Competitiveness of Australia's superannuation system.

  • Issues paper 7 Jul 2017
  • Draft report 29 May 2018
  • Final report 10 Jan 2019

The issues paper covered a range of issues on which the Commission seeks information and feedback, and is intended to assist you in preparing a submission.

Initial submissions were due by 21 August 2017.

Read the issues paper

The Commission sought further information following release of a draft report.

Submissions were due by 13 July 2018.

Read the draft report

The final report was handed to the Australian Government on 21 December 2018 and publicly released on 10 January 2019.

Read the inquiry report

The inquiry was required to assess whether Australia's superannuation system is efficient and competitive and to make recommendations to improve outcomes for members and system stability, and to reduce barriers to the efficiency and competitiveness of the system.

The assessment was based on the five system level objectives, 22 assessment criteria, and 89 corresponding indicators set out in the Commission's stage 1 report and informed by the findings from the stage 2 report.