Review of Pension Indexation Arrangements in Australian Government Civilian and Military Superannuation Schemes
On 21 August 2009 the then Minister for Finance and Deregulation, the Hon Lindsay Tanner, announced that the Government fully supports the findings and recommendations of the review  of Pension Indexation Arrangements in Australian Government Civilian and Military Superannuation Schemes.
The review was conducted by Mr Trevor Matthews, MA, FIA, FIAA, ASA.
Mr Matthews’ report includes a comprehensive examination of the purpose of pension indexation in occupational superannuation schemes and considers whether the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) pension indexation methodology in the schemes should be changed. It takes into account the review’s terms of reference, other matters raised in submissions to the review and at hearings held in Canberra, as well as material provided to the review regarding the compilation of the CPI.
Mr Matthews concluded that pensions from the Australian Government civilian and military superannuation schemes continue to be indexed against the effects of inflationary price increases. He recommended that those pensions should continue to be indexed by the CPI as the most suitable index to protect pensions against inflationary price increases available at this time.
Mr Matthews also recommended that, if a robust index which reflects the price inflation experience of superannuants better than the CPI becomes available in the future, the Australian Government should consider its use for indexing Australian Government civilian and military superannuation pensions.
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