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Superannuation not a super solution to housing affordability

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022
... conviction, besieged Liberal MP Tim Wilson has recurringly said that owning your own home should take priority over superannuation. In a tweet yesterday Wilson doubled down and said: "This policy isn't just for young Aussies, it's for others who never ...

Government proposes further expansion of downsizer scheme

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022
The Morrison government has said it will expand the downsizer superannuation scheme by reducing the minimum eligibility age if re-elected this weekend. At present, the downsizer superannuation scheme is only available to those aged 65 years and over. ...

Good isn't good enough for the super system: Byres

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022
At the FINSIA 'The Regulators' event, APRA chair Wayne Byres has detailed the regulator's foremost superannuation priorities. Australia's superannuation system is the envy of the world, but Byres said it could be better. Having initially praised the ...

Super Guarantee increases now ironclad

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022
... super industry has welcomed the Prime Minister's re-election promise that a Coalition government will lift the Superannuation Guarantee to 12% as legislated. The Prime Minister has said he "stands by" the currently legislated 12% increase and, as ...

Industry pans early release superannuation policy

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022
The Morrison government's re-election Hail Mary policy to allow early superannuation withdrawals to be used for house deposits has been widely condemned. A joint media release between Scott Morrison, Michael Sukkar and Jane Hume boldly proclaimed that ...

ACSRF, UniSuper confirm merger

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022
Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund and UniSuper have signed a Heads of Agreement to formally merge. In December the two funds announced they were undertaking due diligence on a potential merger. Today, the funds have said that process ...

APRA identifies NESS Super board deficiencies

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2022
... additional skills and capabilities that the independent director would bring to the board," the regulator said. "Superannuation trustees must be able to take the steps required to ensure their boards have the full range of skills, knowledge and experience ...

NGS to reduce emissions 35% in three years

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2022
The super fund is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 35% by 2025 en route to its 2030 net carbon zero target. "We have set this very aggressive target of 2030 to decarbonise the portfolio, and we are much more confident at this point in time that ...

Future Super strengthens investments team

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022
The ethical superannuation fund has appointed a chief investment officer, while also hiring an executive director of investments from MLC Asset Management. Ed Tomlinson has been appointed chief investment officer at Future Super, following its acquisition ...

IFM takes majority stake in Render Networks

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY 2022
... and others like it in the growth equity fund will go to IFM investors, the main constituency of which is industry superannuation funds. Accordingly, IFM Investors' head of private equity Stuart Wardman-Browne commented that the deal will help IFM deliver ...
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