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The New Super Lingo

By Tony Negline.

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8th August 2007

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One of the more difficult aspects of superannuation is its terminology.  Perhaps a Martian who happened upon a meeting of superannuation practitioners might have difficulty understanding the strange dialect!

The terminology comes from three distinct places – statutory laws, industry practice or company administrative fiat.  Most of the time the terminology comes from government rules.  When the government changes the rules it often introduces new jargon and acronyms which have to be learnt.  It will come as no surprise that the new super laws contain over fifty new terms.  You will not need to worry about the majority of these.  However whenever the tax office or your super fund communicates with you, they will use some of the new terminology so it’s important to know what they are telling you.  Here is a list of 21 new terms which will become common:

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