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15 June 2018
AIST supports the proposed amendments to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations. The ASX principles play an important role in establishing and maintaining high governance standards within ASX listed companies and we believe the proposals will help improve decision making by those companies.
AIST conditionally supports the proposal to allow victims of crime to access a perpetrator’s superannuation where the perpetrator made contributions to intentionally shield their assets.
08 June 2018
AIST supports CPS 234 as a useful mechanism to promote increased focus on information security and to promote continuous improvement. AIST believes that the requirement to notify incidents to APRA within 24 hours should be clarified with respect to levels of seriousness, with less material breaches set to 5 working days. Clarification of notification of control weaknesses should also be clarified.
AIST supports the improvements in the process for raising levies. However, greater transparency, accountability and fairness are needed. Firstly, any discussion paper should be released simultaneously with a Cost Recovery Impact Statement and an updated Regulator Performance Assessment.
28 May 2018
AIST generally supports the package, but changes are needed to better meet members’ best interests. The fee cap calculation needs review and sell spreads need to be included in the calculation of exit fees in order to prevent gaming.
25 May 2018
AIST supports the measures in this Bill, however we consider that limiting the discussion on unpaid super to the Superannuation Guarantee and employees has several disadvantages. AIST has proposed a series of enhancements which could further improve the Bill.
12 April 2018
This supplementary letter addresses the Productivity Commission’s consideration of insurance in the third stage of their inquiry into the competitiveness and efficiency of the superannuation system.
10 April 2018
AIST supports appropriate regulatory guidance for disclosure regarding complaints resolution processes. Provision must be made for any delays in the transition to the new AFCA regime, and AIST supports transitional relief for the event that the transition is unable to occur.
06 April 2018
AIST supports the proposals which have an ongoing focus on improving member outcomes. AIST notes that there are three key issues which are fundamental and need addressing, being the difficulty of meaningful benchmarking, the existence of various disclosure gaps and clarity needed in relation to the interaction with various pending legislative amendments.
23 March 2018
AIST supports transferring the responsibility of assessing early release applications from the Department of Human Services to the Australian Taxation Office. However, we believe the regulations could be improved and make several recommendations that, if implemented, would increase the integrity and efficiency of the early release regime.