Media releases

  • 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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  • David Whiteley to leave Industry Super Australia

    Posted: Friday 13 April, 2018

    Industry Super Australia (ISA) Chair Hon. Peter Collins AM QC today announced that ISA Chief Executive David Whiteley would leave the organisation he has led for the last 12 years, in order to take up a new global position with IFM Investors. Mr. Collins said that David Whiteley had turned ISA into the most effective advocate in financial services in the country. “Under David’s stewardship, ISA ha...

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  • Updated “Compare the Pair” campaign hands more power to consumers

    Posted: Wednesday 21 March, 2018

    After more than a decade boosting consumer awareness about what to look for when choosing a super fund, the “Compare the Pair” campaign has been updated. The “Compare the Pair” model - commissioned by Industry Super Australia and prepared by ratings, research and consultancy company SuperRatings - has been expanded to include three, ten and fifteen year outcomes, allowing consumers to make compari...

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  • Dividend imputation changes sensible but savings should be reinvested to modernise super

    Posted: Tuesday 13 March, 2018

    The proposal announced by the Australian Labor Party to stop refunding imputation credits even where no tax has been paid by an investor will have little or no impact on the super of most Australians and the savings could modernise the super system if re-invested. Industry Super Australia (ISA) chief executive, David Whiteley, said the proposal is sensible and could significantly improve the fairn...

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