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The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Kernot), pursuant to

notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved--That the

following matters be referred to the Select Committee on Superannuation

for inquiry and report on or before 28 February 1995:

(1) The adequacy of current retirement incomes policy arrangements

in meeting the needs of those members of the community, in

particular women, whose participation in the workforce falls

outside the traditional 30 to 40 year working life pattern.

(2) Steps which could be taken to address any deficiencies

identified in paragraph (1), including the advisability of

implementing the following policies:

(a) initiatives to address equity issues which arise during

the contributions and benefits phases of the retirement

incomes cycle; and

(b) providing superannuation support for those members of

the community who experience broken labour force

participation and/or are in receipt of social security


(3) The implications of the Government's decision to progressively

raise the pension age for women from 60 to 65.

(4) Any other relevant matters, including measures which, if

implemented, would enhance the capacity of Australians to save

for retirement.

Question put and passed.