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22 August 2019
Govt releases timeline on Royal Commission recommendations | ASIC to review progress on grandfathered remuneration ban | APRA data highlights industry consolidation
19 August 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has hit back at proposals from Liberal backbenchers to remove low income earners from the super system and ditch the superannuation guarantee increase to 12 per cent.
15 August 2019
Govt may consider amendments to insurance in super Bill | APRA to rate fund performance | AIST calls for regulator guidance on the handling of social media complaints | Product disclosure gaps must be addressed | Third Indigenous Super Summit puts spotlight on identification issues
AIST welcomes the changes which will remove loopholes which presently allow employers to reduce the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) entitlements of employees who use salary sacrifice arrangements. AIST suggests that the effectiveness of this measure could be enhanced by using gross remuneration as the basis of calculation of the SG.
09 August 2019
AIST strongly endorses the proposals to record all complaints, provide reasons and that reporting to ASIC is needed. However, AIST strongly recommends that a complaints data and reporting Framework is needed to ensure that a co-ordinated approach across funds, ASIC and AFCA is taken. The proposed definition of ‘complaint’ needs greater guidance.
07 August 2019
AIST is supportive of the powers which allow ASIC to step in and protect consumers’ interests but continue to highlight that in order for the powers to be effective their implementation must be accompanied by addressing systemic gaps in the disclosure and reporting framework.
01 August 2019
Govt move to ban grandfathered commissions not far enough: AIST | Down to the wire with new insurance measures | HILDA report points to significant fall in new retirees receiving Age Pension support | Employer amnesty on unpaid super removed from Bill | More delays for APRA’s data collection | ATO webinar on lost super | ASIC provides clarity on how the employer inducement ban will apply
25 July 2019
Senate recommends longer lead time for insurance Bill | APRA consults on new rules to tackle exec bonuses | ASIC moves to shut down direct sales of life insurance | Freezing SG increase will leave many retired women in the cold: AIST
22 July 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today warned that putting the Super Guarantee increase on ice at 9.5 per cent – as advocated by opponents of Australia’s universal superannuation system – will entrench the ongoing, unacceptable chasm in retirement outcomes between men and women.