2016 Foenander Lecture

Workers' Capital - The Industrial Relations foundations of Australia's Superannuation System

Presented by Garry Weaven, Chair, IFM Investors

About the lecture

This lecture focuses on the unique development of the ACTU-led industrial campaign of the 1980’s and its role in laying the foundations for our world leading universal system of retirement income.  It also deals with the development of the representative trustee sector, which comprises some $850 billion of Australia’s $2 trillion superannuation assets, and the collective vehicles developed by industry super funds in an effort to contain costs and promote their values on behalf of some 6 million members.  Finally, it briefly discusses some of the internal and external challenges confronting the continued development of this movement.