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14 February 2020
AIST endorses the principles of accountability, responsibility, and transparency which underpin the proposed Financial Accountability Regime (FAR) and we support the inclusion of the superannuation sector in its scope.
07 February 2020
AIST has concerns regarding the extension of a compensation scheme of last resort to superannuation, notably because there is no evidence that unpaid determinations are an issue within the superannuation sector. The proposal to extend coverage and funding beyond personal advice is not in line with the approach recommended by the Ramsay Review and endorsed by the Royal Commission.
03 February 2020
The terms of reference for the Retirement Income Review state the importance of achieving adequate retirement incomes, fiscal sustainability and providing incentives for self-provision in retirement. While each of these are important, it is also critical that the fact base used to assess the system addresses whether the system meets community expectations.
17 January 2020
AIST supports the principle of choice in superannuation but highlights that members in the choice segment are at risk of having materially lower retirement incomes. AIST proposes that the existing exemption remain for enterprise agreements where superannuation benefits in excess of the community standard are negotiated between the employer and their employees.
16 January 2020
AIST reaffirms our support for the Super Data Transformation project covering the whole of the sector, makes constructive suggestions to streamline its effective implementation, and seeks ongoing engagement with APRA.
13 January 2020
AIST is supportive of measures which better enable members to navigate the superannuation system and provide additional member input into policy discussions. We however advocate that a Consumer Advocacy Body must operate in a way that is truly independent and justly represents all consumers, including vulnerable Australians.
23 December 2019
AIST supports the use of CDR to allow members to share relevant information with their super
funds. This will allow super funds to tailor their services, increase member engagement and ultimately improve retirement outcomes for members.
22 November 2019
AIST supports the intent of the Code in encouraging higher standards of behaviour and professionalism in the financial advice industry however AIST seeks further clarification within the guidance on how the code applies to the provision of scaled and in particular intra-fund advice.
25 October 2019
AIST welcomes the release of the draft regulations ensuring the ongoing operation of the lost and unclaimed money regime for certain superannuation products. AIST raised concerns that there is insufficient clarity in the Regulations on how members that have previously made a severe hardship claim should be treated by an RSE licensee and has called for more guidance in this area.
23 October 2019
AIST concurs with the proposal that the board of APRA-regulated entities should be responsible for the remuneration framework and its effective application. We support the principle that remuneration outcomes must be commensurate with performance and risk outcomes and that higher standards must be met for key roles.