If you are a SMSF trustee it may be worthwhile having some input into this project by the ATO.
Bear in mind that the FP industry are having a say about how they believe that they should have their commission collecting little pinkies involved in the oversight of SMSF's to ensure compliance etc etc
Copy of email below...
SMSF trustees needed for super research
Dear SMSF news subscribers
The Tax Office, on behalf of the Australian government, has commissioned research company, Colmar Brunton, to conduct a research project into the views of the community, employers and industry towards superannuation in Australia.
The main aim of the project is to provide an independent assessment of community attitudes and behaviours with regards to superannuation, including perceived strengths and weaknesses of current regulatory structures.
How you can help
Self-managed super fund trustees are a key group to be consulted, and we would greatly appreciate your involvement in the study.
Your views would be captured by way of phone interview, organised at a time convenient to you during mid to late October. The interview would be undertaken by a senior Colmar Brunton consultant, and would take between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on how much you have to say. Your views would remain confidential, and would be combined with those of other stakeholders by way of a summary report only.
This is your opportunity to participate in a study that will help shape Government policy on superannuation issues in coming years. If you are interested in participating, please email Antonina Romeo at Colmar Brunton at email@example.com by cob Wednesday October 14.
A Colmar Brunton representative will then contact you to arrange a time for the phone interview.
We hope you will be able to be part of this important research.
SMSF News Team