Media releases

  • Unpaid super in Tasmania getting worse, Industry Super Australia issues warning in lead up to Christmas

    Posted: Thursday 13 December, 2018

    A new state-specific analysis of ATO data suggests the scourge of unpaid super is worsening with 57,400 Tasmanian workers short-changed $102 million in super entitlements in 2015-16 an increase of 5,250 since 2013-2014.

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  • Superior cash flow tax should replace corporate tax, leading economists say

    Posted: Friday 07 December, 2018

    Four leading economists have argued that the introduction of a cash flow tax to replace the current corporate income tax would remove market distortions and turbo charge new investment.

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  • New unpaid super laws a good start but don’t go far enough

    Posted: Thursday 06 December, 2018

    Industry Super Australia welcomes the passage of Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures No.4) Bill 2018 through the Senate but says the new laws don’t go far enough to help the one in three workers routinely short-changed their super entitlements.

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  • Women’s Statement fails to add super to parental leave

    Posted: Tuesday 20 November, 2018

    The Government’s failure to commit to superannuation on paid parental leave in its inaugural Women’s Economic Statement is disappointing, says Industry Super Australia.

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  • Delays in unpaid super laws disappointing

    Posted: Friday 16 November, 2018

    Delays in the passage of laws which would benefit the three million Australians who miss out on their superannuation entitlements are disappointing, says Industry Super Australia.

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  • Grattan wrong on Super Guarantee, right on Age Pension

    Posted: Wednesday 07 November, 2018

    Industry Super Australia has described as ‘deeply flawed’ Grattan Institute claims that the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) at its current rate will deliver adequate incomes for future retirees.

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  • Penalty free zone for unpaid super a disgrace

    Posted: Thursday 25 October, 2018

    Industry Super Australia has called for an urgent overhaul of current penalty regime for unpaid super after a Senate Estimates Committee heard late yesterday that as many as 8 out of 10 employers have gone unpenalised for failing to pay super on time.

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  • Unpaid super getting worse, not better

    Posted: Monday 22 October, 2018

    New analysis of ATO data suggests the scourge of unpaid super is deteriorating with 2.98 million Australians being short-changed $5.9 billion in super entitlements in 2015-16 up 220,000 employees and $300 million compared to two years earlier.

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  • Should superannuation funds do more direct lending to business? Discussion paper released

    Posted: Tuesday 02 October, 2018

    In the right circumstances superannuation funds could provide capital for growth to SMEs and business more generally, complementing more traditional capital sources such as banks, according to a new discussion paper out today.

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  • Labor’s steps to close the gender super gap a welcome start

    Posted: Wednesday 19 September, 2018

    Labor’s pre-election commitments to narrow the gender super gap, such as paying superannuation on parental leave and scrapping the minimum $450 threshold, are a welcome start, says Industry Super Australia.

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