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Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

Labor's plan to pay super to women on paid parental leave would barely boost their retirement incomes.Shutterstock

When it comes to the gender gap in retirement incomes, symbolism appears to matter more than actually achieving something.

Labor’s plan to add super contributions to government-funded parental leave was heralded by Opposition...

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