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27 July 2018
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 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.
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 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.
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.