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14 February 2020
AIST endorses the principles of accountability, responsibility, and transparency which underpin the proposed Financial Accountability Regime (FAR) and we support the inclusion of the superannuation sector in its scope.
12 February 2020
ASIC on PYSP | unpaid super | impact investing & more
07 February 2020
AIST has concerns regarding the extension of a compensation scheme of last resort to superannuation, notably because there is no evidence that unpaid determinations are an issue within the superannuation sector. The proposal to extend coverage and funding beyond personal advice is not in line with the approach recommended by the Ramsay Review and endorsed by the Royal Commission.
04 February 2020
Retirement Income Review | Super before Parliament | Choice heatmap
03 February 2020
The terms of reference for the Retirement Income Review state the importance of achieving adequate retirement incomes, fiscal sustainability and providing incentives for self-provision in retirement. While each of these are important, it is also critical that the fact base used to assess the system addresses whether the system meets community expectations.
24 January 2020
BEAR | Consumer Data Right | Your Super, Your Choice
17 January 2020
AIST supports the principle of choice in superannuation but highlights that members in the choice segment are at risk of having materially lower retirement incomes. AIST proposes that the existing exemption remain for enterprise agreements where superannuation benefits in excess of the community standard are negotiated between the employer and their employees.
16 January 2020
AIST reaffirms our support for the Super Data Transformation project covering the whole of the sector, makes constructive suggestions to streamline its effective implementation, and seeks ongoing engagement with APRA.
RIR forum | APRA assessment of Choice products | Super consumer advocacy body
13 January 2020
AIST is supportive of measures which better enable members to navigate the superannuation system and provide additional member input into policy discussions. We however advocate that a Consumer Advocacy Body must operate in a way that is truly independent and justly represents all consumers, including vulnerable Australians.