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24 March 2021
Early withdrawal of superannuation savings should only ever be a temporary measure of last resort, the World Pension Alliance (WPA) has warned.
18 March 2021
AIST welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Future, Your Super) Bill 2021 (the Bill), which is comprised of three Schedules addressing:
1. Single Default Account
2. Addressing underperformance in superannuation
3. Best financial interests duty
The Government’s Your Future Your Super legislation – currently before Parliament – will not achieve its stated intent and should not proceed, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) said today.
Re-think needed on YFYS, CIO survey highlights concern, Super and domestic violence victims
11 March 2021
APRA raises concerns about sustainability of insurance in super; ASIC outlines pipeline of litigation and enforcement investigations; Industry feedback sought on breach reporting regs
09 March 2021
AIST acknowledges the further clarity and guidance APRA has provided in this iteration but calls on APRA to seek mandatory SuperStream insurance data fields to better promote member insurance interests. AIST also calls for further guidance on independent certification arrangements, timing, and process; and to clarify expectations for members leaving employer supported insurance arrangements.
04 March 2021
AIST raises concerns about carve-outs in Your Future Your Super legislation;
Strongest economic activity over two quarters since the 1960s;
APRA releases Quarterly life insurance performance statistics
03 March 2021
Australia’s $1.5 trillion profit-to-member super sector has significantly outperformed the retail super sector over the past five years, according to new performance data released by the industry regulator this week.
25 February 2021
Canberra update on YFYS | End of ERF era | AFCA & more
19 February 2021
AIST supports the intent of the Bill. Superannuation assets are already highly regulated and protected, and these measures must be applied in a way that avoids duplication, uncertainly and unnecessary cost. AIST makes recommendations to support the efficient implantation of the legislation and associated rules within superannuation.