Australian Superannuation Funding For Stay At Home Parents

Australian Superannuation Funding For Stay At Home Parents

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Hi there, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to read this. Whether you’ve come from our website (The Gender Agenda), been forwarded this petition from a friend or family member or just stumbled across it we’d like to explain the why, what and the how of this petition! Recently it has come to our attention that when a parent or carer is a full-time stay at home parent or carer they lose the ability to confidently say they will be financially stable in later years due to the singular reason of stay at home parents or carers not receiving any superannuation. To remedy this situation we propose the solution of Australian Superannuation funding for stay at home parents and carers which would be a set amount of money paid per annum directly into a stay at home parents or carers super account.  


For those who don’t know what superannuation is we’ll clue you in. Superannuation or Super is money set aside by your employer as a percentage of your income while you are working to support your financial needs in retirement. Even though being a stay at home parent or carer is a lot of work it is also unpaid which means these people don’t receive any super. This puts people who have spent a good chunk of their lives caring for others full time at risk of financial instability in later years. Imagine at 29 you have your first kid and because you want to be present in their lives you stop working and become a full-time parent. Depending on how many children you have and how many years apart those children are, you still are out of the workforce for a substantial amount of time, meaning these parents lose superannuation payments which can subsequently leave these people with less than sufficient funds for retirement. Alternately imagine if your circumstances change and you are required to become the full time carer of someone sick or disabled. Most of the people who fulfil these rolls in our community are women. Even more alarming is that if these parents or carers get a divorce or something happens to their significant other they have less to fall back on which can lead to a struggle to become financially stable in their 50s and 60s. There is an increased connection to the fastest growing homeless population of women in their 50s not having adequate superannuation to survive the latter years of their life. 

Our Proposed policy solution is government allocated superannuation contribution of 25,000 dollars per year for a parent of a child prior to attending primary school. Payment contributions also for parents in long term caring roles for example people with disability and caring for the aged and in-firmed.  All payments to be made into suitably approved and registered superannuation funds. 

Introduction of this policy would position Australia as one of the leading countries in social equity and economic management. Please consider signing this petition for the benefit of the parent and carer population of Australia. We encourage you to take content from this proposal and send letters of endorsement to your state and federal minister.

If you would like to contact us with any questions or queries you can reach us at: thegenderagenda1867@gmail.com

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