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19 February 2021
AIST supports the proposal to record all complaints, provide reasons and that reporting to ASIC is needed. We submit that certain aspects of the data framework must be appropriately designed to avoid both operational inefficiencies and potential harm to vulnerable members.
18 February 2021
Your Future, Your Super heads to a Senate Committee for much-needed debate,
Treasury outlines how stapling would impact EBAs that do not allow choice of fund,
AIST raises concerns on draft REM standard,
Inquiry on approach of super funds to investment in Australia’s export industries,
Further consultation on insurance prudential standard,
17 February 2021
The Government’s Your Future Your Super legislation – introduced into Parliament today – will not achieve its objectives and may cause consumer harm, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) warned today.
12 February 2021
AIST is concerned that the content of the revised draft Standard is overly focused on issues related to ADIs and APRA-regulated insurance entities and does not consider the different remuneration features of RSE licensees.
11 February 2021
Strong opposition to financial best interests duty | parliamentary hearings | early release final numbers
05 February 2021
AIST welcomes the Board of Taxation’s review of capital gains tax roll-overs and appreciate the opportunity to make a submission on the second phase of the consultation.
04 February 2021
Low income and casual workers stand to lose the most if SG rise halted; ASIC successful against Westpac subsidiaries’ appeal to High Court; Recovery better than expected: Philip Lowe; Call to implement RC recommendations on two-year anniversary of Hayne final report;
ATO releases updated roadmap of superannuation changes; AIST’s weekly update on the status of legislation
29 January 2021
The submission reiterates policy recommendations made in recent years that remain unaddressed, and makes proposals directly related to the interaction between the superannuation system and the COVID-19-induced economic downturn. This should include ensuring that Early Release of Super under the Government’s 2020 initiative is assessed, and fully audited and reviewed.
28 January 2021
COVID top up | transfer balance cap increase | climate change initiative
AIST has urged the Government to resist any pressure to tamper with the legislated increase in the compulsory super rate to 12% and instead focus on overhauling the superannuation and post-retirement tax concessions which overwhelmingly favour the well-off.