Your home for profit-to-member Super
Join the leading voice in profit-to-member super
Our full list of member super funds
View the upcoming courses in your city
AIST's flagship educational program
Explore the history, rules and regulations of superannuation and how it fits into Australia’s economic landscape – and become RG146 compliant.
Listing of all upcoming events
The premier idea sharing and networking event for Australia’s $1.5 trillion profit-to-member super sector
AIST's annual Superannuation Investment conference
Research, insights and advocacy on the most pressing topics in super
Our response to changes in the political and policy environment
From AIST's governance code to practical guidance and toolkits
Industry news, latest resources and event updates
Stay connected to the latest policy news
Photo, audio and video content
Our mission, vision and values
Meet our team
Our board of directors, constitution and committees
News, insights and resources as they unfold.
Stay up-to-date with the issues affecting super.
21 August 2017
This submission reiterates AIST’s strong support for the legislated but not yet implemented system for selecting default superannuation funds. Even without the enhanced quality filter arising from the legislated system, the existing model has delivered out-performance for default members and provided many benefits to the greater economy.
11 August 2017
AIST welcomes the proposed changes which will remove loopholes that allow employers to reduce the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) entitlements of employees who use salary sacrifice arrangements.
This submission raises a number of concerns about the Government’s Accountability and Member Outcomes Bill.
Submission to the Black Economy Taskforce on increasing superannuation compliance. AIST recommends the Taskforce support existing initiatives (eg, SuperStream and Single Touch Payroll, new superannuation reporting in preference to the Taskforce’s suggestions on the New Payment Platform.
04 August 2017
In response to this exposure draft, AIST points out that the First Home Super Savers Scheme has serious administrative issues that require resolving before implementation could be considered. We also note significant problems associated with the policy intention of the measure. AIST also points out that the downsizing measure is not well targeted.
28 July 2017
In this submission, AIST argues that the function of codes is to fill gaps, lift standards and promote leading practice rather than being the first line of defence for serious systemic issues. The need for industry codes and co-regulation is difficult to assess due to uncertainty, and there are gaps in the regulatory framework that need to be fixed as a matter of priority.
This paper from the Insurance in Superannuation Working Group outlines proposals that seek to enhance member insurance outcomes by improving access to timely and relevant information.
27 July 2017
Relief application: Disclosure of fees and costs for superannuation products
26 July 2017
This ATO consultation seeks feedback on the design of the online choice of fund form.
09 July 2017
AIST recommends that a post retirement framework be required to be developed by trustees. This would assist trustees in developing a preferred retirement income strategy for their members, in line with members’ needs and best interests. To strengthen putting the best interests of members first, current gaps in the Choice disclosure space require attention as a priority.