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Addressing the latest superannuation policy developments, this interactive Q...

Making super splitting simpler

45 mins 0.75 CPD Hours

The complexities and costs involved in splitting super when a relationship...

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Making super splitting simpler

45 mins
0.75 CPD Hours

CMSF 2020 Policy  Members culture  Advice


The complexities and costs involved in splitting super when a relationship breaks down have proven detrimental to many women, particularly those leaving family violence and other difficult situations.

This session will outline proposals from industry leaders to make the splitting process faster, easier and fairer.


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Mark Bland, Partner, Mills Oakley

Mark Bland is a Financial Services partner. He advised a number of Trustees on the implementation of the family law splitting laws made in 2002. He and Mills Oakley family law specialists were part of the working group that created the new splitting orders.

Mark also facilitates the Trustee Obligations module of the AIST Trustee Director Course.

Tania Clarke, Manager, Policy and Campaigns, Women's Legal Service Victoria

Tania is Manager of Policy and Campaigns for Women’s Legal Service Victoria and has been working to improve financial outcomes for financially disadvantaged women in Australia’s family law system, for the past three years.  Tania is passionate about reforming the superannuation splitting system in Australia, to make it easier for women to access their entitlements after relationship breakdown.

Prior to joining the service, Tania held various organising and campaigning roles in the Australian union movement, both at the state and federal levels, and in the UK.  

Tania has two young children.

Mary Delahunty, Head of Impact, HESTA

Mary is the Head of Impact for HESTA and has been with the fund since early 2013. She has held senior roles in financial services organisations for over 15 years and is passionate about progressing responsible investment practices. HESTA is one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds with $50bn under management and over 880,000 members.

Mary is a 2015 Churchill Fellow awarded for the completion of international research on equity for women in pension systems.

Mary is the Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Gender Equality in the State of Victoria.  The Council’s role is to advise the Minister for Women on the Safe and Strong equality strategy.

Mary is also a councillor and former Mayor of the City of Glen Eira.  Mary is also a Board Member of The Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority and an advisory panel member for the State Government, she is a past Chair of Reclink Australia, a National Not For Profit organisation offering sports and recreation opportunities to break the cycle for disadvantaged Australians.

Mary holds a Masters of Finance (Corporate Advisory) and has three young children.


Sandra Buckley, Chief Executive Officer , Women in Super

Sandra is the Chief Executive Officer for Women in Super - a not-for-profit national organisation that organises networking and professional development opportunities for women employed in superannuation but also works with government, the superannuation sector, unions and service providers to advocate for better retirement outcomes for women.

Sandra sits on a number of industry committees and contributes to the formation of policy ideas relating to improving women’s access to superannuation. Previously Sandra spent 18 years working for a number of international banks in senior manager roles. Sandra holds a Degree in International Marketing and Languages from Dublin City University and has undertaken further studies in economics and law at the Copenhagen Business School and King's College London.

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