The current policy debate about allowing people to access their super to buy a house just highlights the lack of thought put into what superannuation is for. Legislation defining the purpose of super being to “substitute or supplement” the age pension is still before the Parliament. We have criticised this definition as being far too inadequate and unambitious. If the Government thinks people should be allowed to access their super to buy a house, it should put a hold on the legislation and re-open debate about what superannuation is supposed to be all about.  SMSF Owners – 12 April 2017