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22 July 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today warned that putting the Super Guarantee increase on ice at 9.5 per cent – as advocated by opponents of Australia’s universal superannuation system – will entrench the ongoing, unacceptable chasm in retirement outcomes between men and women.
17 July 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today welcomed key recommendations made by the APRA Capability Review panel that, importantly, recognise that the regulator’s primary focus should be on long term super fund performance.
24 June 2019
This is the last week for many superannuation fund members with inactive accounts to tell those funds if they want to continue their life insurance cover. Most people who have superannuation also have some life and disability insurance cover as part of their super fund.
03 June 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) welcomes the announcement of the Federal Opposition’s shadow cabinet ministry, amid a busy time for superannuation policy implementation. AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck said AIST and its member funds were committed to working productively with both sides of government on policies that will improve the retirement outcomes of all Australians.
02 June 2019
The re-election of the Coalition government raises some renewed questions over the planned rise in the compulsory superannuation guarantee rate from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent.
26 May 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) congratulates Jane Hume on her appointment as Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology under the Morrison Government.
24 May 2019
Let’s start with the royal commission recommendations. Aside from its wavering on the recommendation for a crackdown on mortgage broking commissions, the Coalition pledged to fully implement the rest of Commissioner Hayne’s recommendations – all 75 of them.
21 May 2019
A high level of confusion among members of poorly performing super funds points to the urgent
need for a Government-sanctioned online tool to help Australians make more informed choices
about their super savings, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees said today.
15 May 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees – the peak body for the $1.4 trillion
profit-to member super funds - has released a pre-election score card comparing key
policies impacting on superannuation and retirement outcomes.
03 May 2019
New research has identified Western Australia and Queensland as being the states where the superannuation savings gender gap is at its worst.