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Your Future, Your Super | A panel discussion

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The Your Future, Your Super legislation announced in the 2020 Federal Budget...

Your Future Your Super regulations at last

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Hear from AIST’s General Manager, Advocacy, Mel Birks as she steps through...

AIST Federal Budget Wrap-up

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The focus of this year’s Federal Budget was on initiatives designed to...

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Your Future Your Super regulations at last

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Webinar Governance  Operations  Regulation

Hear from AIST’s General Manager, Advocacy, Mel Birks as she steps through the detail of the regulations that will do so much heavy lifting for the Your Future, Your Super legislation.

One of the major concerns with the Your Future Your Super legislation is the extent to which it delegates substantial and contested matters to regulations. It’s a legislative drafting technique that has been criticised for creating uncertainty and avoiding full Parliamentary scrutiny. Since the draft legislation was released in November, experts, parliamentarians and the industry have grappled with how to evaluate the impact of the changes in the absence of these regulations. Our journey to understanding starts here.

Published Date: 06 April 2021


Mel Birks, General Manager, Advocacy, AIST

Mel started her career in superannuation in the ATO, moving to work with industry super funds in 2004.  Her roles have included senior roles in stakeholder relations, strategy, marketing and communications in Link Group/ Superpartners, HESTA, Hostplus, AUSfund, Industry Fund Services and ME Bank. Prior to joining AIST in September 2019, she was at  ASIC as a Senior Specialist in the Superannuation team.

As General Manager, Advocacy at AIST and works closely with AIST member funds, regulators and government on policy and implementation issues. Mel is passionate about delivering benefits to members, with a particular focus on improving women’s retirement outcomes.

Mel is recently finished a six year stint on the Victorian Committee of Women in Super as Chair and Deputy Chair and joined the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation board in late 2020 as a director. She has been volunteering for the event since 2004.

She has Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology from Monash University and a MBA from Deakin University and has successfully completed the Advanced Leadership Program run by Women & Leadership Australia

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