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16 March 2022
AIST supports APRA’s proposed amendments to SPS 310 Audit and Related Matters to align with the new reporting standards and forms. However, we highlight concerns in relation to the timing and transition period required for the changes to be adopted, and the general approach to sample selection.
11 March 2022
AIST would like to see the information gathered during this consultation to be considered in any future making of prudential standards affecting profit-to-member superannuation funds which have markedly different business models to commercial funds and other non-super financial services. AIST would particularly like the policy settings around the Operational Risk Financial Reserve to be reviewed.
08 March 2022
AIST supports the ATO’s efforts to revise and update the standard choice form to improve its accessibility for employers and their employees.
15 February 2022
AIST supports enhancements being made to SPS 530 Investment Governance but seeks that the standard better reflect appropriate governance of increasingly large and complex entities. For example, Board should endorse performance benchmark methodology and oversight performance, but can delegate consideration of each investment in each investment option.
AIST welcomes the Federal Government’s draft National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032 and calls for it to consider the specific impact on women’s superannuation.
This submission provides feedback to ASIC on its updated draft guidance on consumer remediation. AIST member funds are supportive of the remediation principles and see merit in clarifying the licence obligations beyond just financial advice, but identified a few specific areas in which the proposed guidance would be operationally unworkable or benefit from further clarity.
04 February 2022
AIST welcomes the release of the draft Terms of Reference for the Quality of Advice Review and notes its broad support for the scope of the Review.
01 February 2022
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) should be named in the Explanatory Statement for the proposed Security of Critical Infrastructure (Application) Rules 2021 as the relevant Commonwealth body for reporting cyber incidents relating to critical superannuation assets.
28 January 2022
The submission reiterates policy recommendations made in recent years that remain unaddressed, and makes proposals directly related to the recent implementation of the Your Future, Your Super measures plus the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Early Release of super scheme.
AIST supports the level of involvement that ASIC has with industry, however we believe that ASIC’s effectiveness and capability could be improved.