Prime Minister Scott Morrison has played down the latest push within the coalition to dump the legislated rise in the superannuation guarantee.
Almost a dozen backbenchers have called for the government to delay lifting the rate from 9.5 to 12 per cent because of the coronavirus-induced recession.
Mr Morrison said the government's position on super had not changed.
"If policies get reviewed at any point in time, well that's a consideration for that time. That's not something that's occurring at the moment," he told reporters in Sydney on Monday.
Ten MPs have told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that small and medium-sized businesses cannot afford a higher rate of compulsory super.
Mr Morrison said the settings around wage subsidies and unemployment benefits were a more immediate concern.
"The government is focused on every single measure that can keep people in jobs and get people into new jobs," he said.
Senior opposition frontbencher Tanya Plibersek said the backbench push continued the trend of Liberals and Nationals looking to smash superannuation.
"It's just one more way of ensuring people retire in poverty," she told the ABC on Monday.
Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers said the ongoing retirement income review was being used as a stalking horse to cut super.
"This crisis shouldn't be an excuse for more attacks on Australia's world-class super system," he said.
Liberal MP Tim Wilson said increasing the guarantee would cost jobs and wages.
"If we go down this path at this time it will increase unemployment," he told Sky News.
"If it's a choice between increasing the super guarantee now and going back to work, I'll back Australians going back to work."
He said Labor needed to move away from their "puppet masters" in industry super funds.
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce said businesses would not be able to employ more people if they paid more in super.
"You've got to understand how close some of these small businesses are to going under," he told the Seven Network.
Industry Super Australia chief executive Bernie Dean said the coalition MPs were out of touch with the community.
Legislated super guarantee increases will lift the current rate of 9.5 per cent to 10 per cent from July 2021, before edging 0.5 percentage points higher each year until it reaches 12 per cent in July 2025.