One of the great reads is "The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape.
In it he talks about retiring well on the pension. He calls it "The Donald Retirement Bradman Strategy" which he outlines as a four-step process: First, you need to own your own home before you retire. Second, you (currently) need to have $250,000 in super (couples), or $170,000 (singles). Third, you need to claim the full age pension. Fourth, you need to continue working a day or so a week.