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22 April 2021
AIST welcomes AFCA’s consultation of the draft Engagement Charter and its intent to set out expectations on all users of the service, including AFCA.
26 March 2021
AIST calls for improvements to be made to AFCA’s initial handling of complaints, handling of conciliation conferences, and overall administration to ensure complaints are resolved in a fair, efficient, timely and independent manner.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 January 2021
AIST proposes that ASIC further promote existing affordable advice options such as intrafund advice in superannuation, and that they be extended to cover more common advice needs. Proposals to improve use of factual information, consistent disclosure, increased certainty about the nature of advice being provided and back-office efficiency are also made.