The editorial staff of Super News is pleased to provide our readers with this special budget edition dealing with the changes to the superannuation system that the Treasurer proposed in the May 2006 budget.

In future editions of Super News we will provide more commentary on the specific changes that are now subject to consultation between Government, the super industry and the Australian public.

However, given the significance of the proposed changes we asked ACTU President Sharan Burrow to provide a union perspective on the big picture issues the budget changes raise. The focus is on what was included in the budget changes, as well as key issues that were not dealt with.

Click on the link below to download the special edition of the ACTU Super Newsletter.