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26 September 2018
There are several reviews either in progress or recently completed that may affect the ability of APRA to provide a full review of the framework at this point in time.
21 September 2018
This submission is AIST’s second response to the Royal Commission. This submission responds directly to the submissions made by Counsel Assisting to the Commission at the close of the hearings relating specifically to superannuation in round 5.
15 August 2018
The proposed product intervention power and identification of target markets cannot work unless systemic gaps in the disclosure and reporting framework are fixed. The proposals should apply to product manufacturers, and not just those entities issuing PDSs: this would ensure all stages of intermediated product and distribution are included.
27 July 2018
This submission is AIST’s first response to the Royal Commission.
AFCA must be appropriately funded to ensure they can provide an effective and efficient dispute resolution service to consumers and scheme members.
20 July 2018
This submission provides further information in response to a request from the Productivity Commission to provide further detail in relation to AIST’s proposal for an automatic rollover process that would address the problem of unnecessarily duplicated superannuation accounts. I
13 July 2018
AIST welcomes the opportunity to respond to this draft report. AIST agrees that there is no place for long term underperforming funds in the default space. However, we believe enhancing the current Fair Work Commission default selection process and increased APRA scrutiny are the most efficient, appropriate, and importantly the least disruptive ways, to address this issue.
06 July 2018
AIST is pleased that changes recommended by AIST during Treasury consultation have been incorporated. However, we still believe that the proposed changes do not meet the policy objectives. AIST’s has made recommendations in this submission designed to better align the package with the policy objectives, as well as ensuring that the requirements cannot be gamed.
04 July 2018
AIST believes it is important the proposed rules adequately replicate existing dispute resolution arrangements to ensure that consumers are not worse off overall because of the transition to AFCA. There are several issues that must be addressed to ensure that AFCA will be an efficient and effective dispute resolution body.
15 June 2018
AIST supports the proposal to include a retirement income covenant in the SIS Act. However, we do not support the proposal to mandate a CIPR as a default product for members’ retirements, as this is a decision that trustees should make having regard to the needs of their members.