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14 October 2022
AIST supports the policy intent of the Your Future Your Super (YFYS) package of reforms. In our compulsory system, where engagement is low, members should be able to trust that super funds are being held to account for their performance. Those who wish to choose should have access to reliable and useful product information that prioritizes the most important metrics.
07 October 2022
AIST supports the Minister Rules that support the Financial Accountability Regime.
AIST supports the overarching objectives of APRA’s proposed disclosure and reporting requirements to improve the transparency of remuneration arrangements and facilitate more consistent comparisons across financial services but notes that variable remuneration practices in the profit-to-member superannuation are not consistent within the sector nor directly comparable to other sectors.
04 October 2022
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of compulsory superannuation in Australia. Much has been achieved over these three decades. The compulsory and universal foundations of super, harnessed to a rising contribution rate, have combined to generate one of the largest and best performing pools of retirement assets in the world.
27 September 2022
In response to the consultation related to the exposure draft regulations supporting the primary legislation, AIST reiterates the point made in the previous submission which is that the performance treatment of faith-based products be considered as a part of the larger YFYS review 2022.
AIST supports establishing a financial services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort (CSLR) in its current format, being that the levy does not apply to the superannuation sector.
26 September 2022
AIST welcomes the contribution of the Quality of Advice Review proposals paper to the debate about providing more accessible and affordable advice to more Australians, and generally supports measures to broaden the definition of personal advice. However, this is not an end in itself, and there should be a corresponding focus on the quality of advice and maintenance of consumer protections.
23 August 2022
AIST understands the intention of the Government to allow the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to consider the religious affiliation of a super fund when applying the annual performance test in accordance with its election promise.
28 July 2022
AIST endorses the proposed amendments. Funds are currently operating under a dual regulatory regime while preparing their financial reports for the 2021/22 financial year.
11 July 2022
AIST supports APRA’s direction for data collection, suggesting there should be a clear ongoing focus of improving member outcomes in relation to data collection, better articulation of the purpose and intended use for each element of data collection, and priority identification of key data requirements. AIST also proposes a structure and timetable for managing major reporting changes