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17 June 2021
Your Future, Your Super passes Senate with amendments; Other legislation; APRA Connect test now live; Fewer than 1 in 50 Choice investment options to be covered in heatmap; Improved gender diversity in funds management but progress stalls for senior roles; Aust super funds link up with global investors to demand climate change action; ASIC releases guidance on ongoing fee arrangements
The passage through Parliament today of the Government’s Your Future Your Super legislation will cause more consumer harm than good and not deliver on its objectives, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) warned today.
10 June 2021
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YFYS heads to Senate; Regulators grilled by Senators on hot-button super issues; AIST seeks more clarity on ASIC’s breach reporting regime; Regulatory proposals on proxy advice put members’ bests interests at risk; AUSTRAC release guidance on new approaches to money laundering; APRA releases information on getting ready for APRA connect; Updated super industry roadmap released
03 June 2021
YFYS passed House of Reps with ‘Power to Ban’ removed;
Family law super changes welcomed;
Green light for Financial Regulator Assessment Authority;
Temporary Super Pension drawdown relief extended;
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;
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...
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
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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