ABC News - Superannuation: Why first-home buyers should be able to use compulsory savings for a deposit

The debate about whether young people should be able to access their small superannuation savings to buy their first home is cooling off for now. But it’s worth reflecting on the wider question of what it tells us about political power in contemporary Australia.

A clear message emerges from this debate, and it’s about who gets to talk on superannuation policy and in whose interests policy is being made.

The message is that it’s OK for superannuation funds to invest in real estate, but not for young superannuants.

Click here to read the article published by ABC News on 4 April 2017.