Member Submitted Papers


Member Submitted Papers


Papers on various topics, submitted by members.


Papers on various topics, submitted by members.




Individual authors or as attributed.


Individual authors retain rights. Licenced to be included in collections.




Research Papers
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The Plight of DVA Disability Pensioners - The Restoration of Parity and the Misnomer of Cost
This is an abridged copy of an email that was sent to the Minister for Veteran’s Affairs, the Shadow Minister and the Veteran’s Network in general, dated 26 March 2013

Thornton's Response to the May 2011 Senate Report Regarding the 'Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010'
This document is a general release document containing information that formed a formal response to the Senate Legislation Committee for Finance and Administration regarding their May 2011 Senate Report and a number of Departmental submissions.…

A Brief Analysis of the "Net Cost" of Improved Indexation
This brief discussion paper attempts to fill the void left by the Matthews’ Review in analyzing the true “net cost” of improved indexation for Commonwealth and Military Superannuation. The analysis is embryonic in nature but provides a plausible…

Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2020
Submission by Peter Thornton to the Senate Standing Committee of Finance and Public Administration - The Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2010

Regarding The Future Fund and Eureka Report Article
I recently received an unsolicited copy of an article from the Eureka Report covering aspects of the Future Fund s operations and performance since its inception. With
your indulgence, I would like to provide a belated response and critique to not…

Response to the Matthews Report by Peter Thornton
As one of the individual respondents who made a submission to the Mathew‟s Review, I must say that I was extremely disappointed by the lack of depth and the superficial analysis presented in the Matthews Report (to be referred to forthwith as „The…

Research Paper 'Military Superannuation and Other Matters'
As readers may or may not be aware, on the 22nd of August 2012 a debate ensued in the Lower House about issues surrounding the ‘Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 ‘. As you or may not know, the Opposition introduced, for consideration,…

Letter to the Editor - Mr. Daryl Dixon's Article in PS Informant - 3 April 2012
I refer to Mr. Daryl Dixon’s article in the PS Informant (3rd April 2012, pg 28), where he provides commentary (not least) on the Future Fund and Commonwealth superannuation liabilities.

Accounting for a Super Mystery
We’ve all heard that the Australian Public Service’s superannuation schemes are generous, and a look at the budget papers would seem to confirm this, revealing that the Government is spending $14.1 billion on this entitlement. Put another way, public…

Errors in Parliamentary Reporting and FOI Data
As most of you are aware the plight of indexation reform for Military and Commonwealth retirees remains unfinished business and I / we hope that 2012 will see a turning point for the better on this front. It is on this basis that I am now writing to…
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