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Education reforms are promising: SAFAA

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 28 JAN 2022
The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association argues that potential reforms to education standards will put the industry on a level playing field with other professions. In its submission to the federal government's proposal to reset education ...

More work needed to end financial abuse

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 17 JAN 2022
As the federal government released its draft plan to end violence against women and children, the superannuation industry is calling for action on financial abuse and control. The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) chief executive ...

Smart default fund to boost retirement incomes

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 10 JAN 2022
... one-size-fits-all, approach." "We improve the competitive performance of superannuation funds enabling them to exceed the Federal Government performance targets and deliver superior outcomes to their members," Bucknell said.

FSC releases two new standards

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 DEC 2021
... pleased to be working with our members to deliver on this goal," FSC chief executive Sally Loane said. The federal government is looking to apply such exclusions the broader industry. Senator Jane Hume wants to find solutions to problems that arise from ...

Super for home deposits could ignite new boom

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 16 DEC 2021
... given access to their super to use on a home deposit. The suggested policy has been advocated for by a range of federal government MPs, including Tim Wilson. Under a 2017 budget initiative, first home buyers can make additional voluntary contributions ...

Hume commits to 12% SG

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 16 DEC 2021
Minister for superannuation Jane Hume has said the federal government remains committed to raising the superannuation guarantee to the legislated 12%. Hume made the commitment while speaking at an Industry Super Australia (ISA) event with shadow minister ...

Pensioners could solve skills shortage

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 DEC 2021
... shortage crisis. This is according to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is calling on the federal government to look at the semi-retired population to fill the nation's skills shortage gap. Under the Work Bonus, a pensioner can ...

ISPT on track to carbon positive

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 DEC 2021
ISPT is closer to becoming carbon positive by 2025 by surrendering 97,000 Australian Carbon Credit Units. One ACCU represents one metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is either stored or avoided by a project registered with the federal government's ...

Proposed reforms could simplify advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 3 DEC 2021
... superannuation products, retirement savings account products, and traditional trustee company services. While the federal government has yet to release the terms of reference for the Quality of Advice Review in 2022, the ALRC anticipates that it will ...

Review of ASIC kicks off

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 30 NOV 2021
... technology in each of these areas. The FRAA conducts its review against a statement of expectations from the federal government and, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said, it also operates against a backdrop of "the need for ASIC to continue supporting Australia's ...
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