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27 May 2021
Growing uncertainty about fate of YFYS legislation; First Australians should have access to jobs with super on every dollar; Super pool hits record high as profit-to-member funds continue to outperform; ASIC commences proceedings against AMP for charging deceased customers; New FAQ on superannuation data transformation; Draft legislation on exempt pension income calculation;
26 May 2021
On the eve of National Reconciliation Week, we are calling for jobs through the Federal Government’s Community Development Program (CDP) to be replaced with jobs that pay superannuation. We are concerned that the CDP denies participants workplace rights, including superannuation.
The release of draft regulations relating to the Government’s Your Future Your Super legislation has done nothing to allay concerns that the legislation will cause more consumer harm than good and not deliver on its objectives. Our submission to Treasury warns that the draft regulations themselves are silent on crucial issues impacting the retirement outcomes of millions of Australians.
25 May 2021
AIST supports the objectives of the Your Future Your Super package to hold super funds to account for their performance, address the creation of unintended multiple accounts, empower members and increase transparency and accountability. AIST does not believe the legislation or regulations will deliver on these objectives.
21 May 2021
APRA ramp up scrutiny of mergers, ASIC: ‘good intentions’ not enough, AI Group: YFYS will result in more harm than good, AIST & ASIC: product design & distribution obligations, Retirement Income Covenant: Jane Hume, High cost of COVID early release: McKell research, Feedback sought on proposed levies, APRA Connect information released...
18 May 2021
The legacy of the COVID early release super scheme on the retirement outcomes for millions of Australians will last a lifetime without policy measures to help bridge the savings gap, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) CEO Eva Scheerlinck warned today.
14 May 2021
Debate on Your Future Your Super bill delayed;
Federal Budget 2021-2022;
New APRA FAQs on data transformation; ASIC issues scam alert: Self-managed super fund rollover; ASIC info on mergers; ASIC update on insurance claims handling following new regulations; Transfer of unclaimed super to KiwiSaver; New super laws to provide SA public servants choice
13 May 2021
Budget highlights that increasing compulsory superannuation is vital to improving retirement outcomes for women and low-income earners
12 May 2021
The focus of this year’s Federal Budget is on initiatives designed to maintain and grow Australia’s post-pandemic economic recovery, which has been better than expected.
06 May 2021
Budget 2021 – what we know so far; ASIC commences civil proceedings against Westpac for insider trading relating to the sale of Ausgrid; APRA releases guidance & update on remuneration; ASIC to consult on breach reporting: New definition proposed for a critical superannuation asset:
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