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Why are YFYS test scores a secret?

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
... confusion among members," ASFA chief executive Martin Fahy said in post-result comments. Meanwhile, Super Consumers Australia director Xavier O'Halloran said it did not matter if consumers knew by how much their funds passed or failed. "I think the ...

Consumer group slams super self-assessments

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 30 AUG 2021
Super Consumers Australia has slammed super funds' member outcomes assessments (MOAs), finding several funds claiming to be acting in members' best interests even when fees are high and performance is lacklustre. Super Consumers Australia looked ...

Bragg renews calls for Future Fund to manage super

KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 20 AUG 2021
... which doesn't have to pay taxes. The paper goes on to refer to Grattan Institute's Brendan Coates and Super Consumers Australia's Xavier O'Halloran as supportive of the idea of a default superannuation manager. Association of Superannuation Funds of ...

Life insurers getting into rehab concerning: SCA

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021
Life insurers offering rehabilitation services of policyholders has its demerits, says Super Consumers Australia director Xavier O'Halloran. Speaking at a panel on the future of life insurance in Australia, O' Halloran said while insurers getting ...

Key Treasury initiatives outlined

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
... enforce the implementation of the Your Future, Your Super reforms. A further $1.6 million will be given to Super Consumers Australia to support stronger outcomes for super fund members. The funding for this initiative will be partially met through an ...

Mergers prompt 13% fee drop

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 FEB 2021
... merged superannuation funds are $15,000 better off in retirement, new research shows. An analysis by Super Consumers Australia (SCA) found MySuper fees of merged entities dropped by 13.4% on average. The consumer advocate group looked at eight mergers ...

RC recommendations closer to legislation

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 13 NOV 2020
... a penalty of up to 300 penalty units, the bill shows. Commenting on the new legislation, director of Super Consumers Australia Xavier O'Halloran said the cost of being sold into a poor quality super fund can mean the difference between a comfortable ...

Super industry cautious on more reform

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
... is desperately needed and will ensure members get the maximum benefit of the legislated SG increase." Super Consumers Australia was more positive about the reforms, with director Xavier O'Halloran saying the changes would likely leave people better off ...

Research slams ADL definition

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 13 JUL 2020
New research from Super Consumers Australia, the superannuation advocacy arm of CHOICE, has highlighted how difficult it is for people to claim total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance under the activities of daily living (ADL) definition. The ...

Super advocate takes FSC to task over TPD tests

HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2020
Super Consumers Australia has called on Australia's life insurance industry to eradicate "junk terms" from total and permanent disability insurance, after the Financial Services Council committed to ensuring TPD cover wouldn't be impacted if ...
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