Early super access went to gambling, cash withdrawals

By Kaaren Morrissey
Updated March 16 2023 - 12:08pm, first published 12:05pm
Spending on gambling went up among those who withdrew super during COVID-19, researchers found. (Dan Peled/AAP PHOTOS)
Spending on gambling went up among those who withdrew super during COVID-19, researchers found. (Dan Peled/AAP PHOTOS)

One in six workers took advantage of a scheme that allowed Australians to tap their superannuation during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many using the money to splurge on gambling.

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