Superannuation (Super) was started to free Australia from the ever rising costs of pensions.
Instead of someone existing on a tiny little pension after retirement they'd become a member of a super fund and when they retire they have more money available to them.
Before they retire they regularly contribute money to the fund and their money is invested by the fund where there is likely to be a high return providing the fund member with more money upon retirement.
There are calls to force super funds to be invested in building the infrastructure.
If the economy was booming then the super funds would invest more in the country.
Super funds exist solely for the benefit of workers to fund their retirement and must have the freedom to invest where the return is the highest, not be stifled by the someones ambitions of looking good at someone else's expense.
And that's the key point, the funds are solely there for the fund members, superannuation has no obligations outside of those members, it certainly isn't a special reserve fund that someone just has to work out the secret for getting their hands on it.
I don't want less of a return on my future security just because someone wanted something built to make themselves look good.