Media releases

  • Policy reform to match financial literacy efforts would help narrow super gender gap

    Posted: Thursday 09 August, 2018

    Industry Super Australia has welcomed ASIC’s new Women Talk Money videos, but says narrowing the superannuation gender gap would require policy changes to a system unforgiving of broken work patterns.

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  • Industry Super welcomes complex and detailed expert review of RG97

    Posted: Tuesday 24 July, 2018

    Darren McShane’s detailed review of fees and costs disclosure, and ASIC’s regulatory guidance, is a thorough and considered study of a complex area, says Industry Super Australia.

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  • Tax credits the missing link to fixing affordable housing shortage, says chief economist

    Posted: Thursday 28 June, 2018

    One of Australia’s leading economists is proposing tax credits for institutional investors who put their money into affordable housing projects.

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  • Statement to correct the record

    Posted: Tuesday 05 June, 2018

    An Executive of the Business Council of Australia published an opinion piece concerning industry super funds in the Australian Financial Review on 30 May 2018, following a similar speech delivered on 27 May 2018, as well as opinion pieces published in the Daily Telegraph on 10 April 2018 and 27 February 2018. This statement corrects the record.

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  • Unpaid super balloons to 3 million workers, latest tax office data shows

    Posted: Friday 01 June, 2018

    In just a single year, the number of Australian workers underpaid their superannuation has ballooned to almost three million, new figures released today reveal.

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  • Bernie Dean appointed Industry Super Australia Chief Executive

    Posted: Friday 01 June, 2018

    Bernie Dean has been appointed Chief Executive of Industry Super Australia commencing 1 September 2018. Bernie assumes the role after a long career working with government, unions and employer groups to improve the lives of working people.

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  • Ideology not evidence drives the Government’s superannuation agenda

    Posted: Thursday 31 May, 2018

    This week the Productivity Commission draft report made a number of findings, including “not-for-profit funds as a group have systematically outperformed for-profit funds”.

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  • Productivity Commission confirms industry super and not for profit sector outperformance

    Posted: Tuesday 29 May, 2018

    Industry Super Australia welcomes the central findings of the Productivity Commission review into superannuation, that industry super funds and other not for profit funds are the best performing sector.

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  • $1.6bn opportunity to fix unpaid super and gender super gap goes begging

    Posted: Wednesday 09 May, 2018

    The 2018 Budget has missed the opportunity to tackle unpaid superannuation and close the gender super gap by failing to re-invest over $1.6bn in windfall budget savings raised from ‘protecting’ small super balances and paring back a super tax break that only started this year.

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  • Statement in response to 'The funds that are not so super'

    Posted: Tuesday 24 April, 2018

    A representative of Westpac subsidiary, BT Financial, published an opinion in the Australian Financial Review on 12 April 2018 concerning industry super funds. This statement corrects the record.

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