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Federal Budget 2020

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The Federal Government has unveiled a package of reforms which, if implemented, could bring profound changes to the superannuation sector.

Mel Birks, Head of Advocacy, AIST breaks down the measures proposed in the Federal Budget and reflects on some of the potential consequences for members.

Mel will address:

  • Stapling of members to super funds
  • The super fund comparison tool
  • Annual performance test for funds


Mel Birks, Head of Advocacy, AIST

Mel started her career in superannuation in the ATO, moving to work with industry super funds in 2004.  Her roles have included senior roles in stakeholder relations, strategy, marketing and communications in Link Group/ Superpartners, HESTA, Hostplus, AUSfund, Industry Fund Services and ME Bank.  Her most recent role at ASIC was as a Senior Specialist in the Superannuation team where she provided technical analysis and strategic advice on consumer issues in relation to superannuation.

Mel is passionate about delivering benefits to members, with a particular focus on improving women’s retirement outcomes.

Mel is also the current deputy chair of the Victorian Committee of Women in Super and has been a member of the Mother’s Day Classic organising committee in Melbourne for a number of years.

She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology from Monash University and a MBA from Deakin University and has successfully completed the Advanced Leadership Program run by Women & Leadership Australia.

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