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Govt must go further on super: Greens

AAP logoAAP 25/08/2016

The Greens have no problem with the Turnbull government's plan to put a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional superannuation contributions, a proposal which has provoked controversy among coalition backbenchers.

But the minor party wants the government to go further in making the super system fairer, such as people earning less than $30,000 paying no tax on their contributions, while those earning $180,000 and above paying 32 per cent rather than 15 per cent.

"We have an opportunity to actually put in place a much stronger, fairer, equitable superannuation system and the Greens will use our leverage in the Senate to try and get that," Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson, who has just taken over the Treasury portfolio, told Sky News on Thursday.

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