Submissions

  • Superannuation Fund Investment in Agriculture

    Posted: Friday 22 June, 2018

    ISA welcomes the House Standing Committee into Agriculture and Water Resources Inquiry into Super Fund Investment in Agriculture. It provides an opportunity to review past performances by all stakeholders, including barriers to performance, but also opportunities which exist within the sector that could improve long-term outcomes for the community.

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  • ISA Submission on Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018

    Posted: Friday 01 June, 2018

    There are welcome initiatives in this Bill to begin addressing the problem of unpaid superannuation – they are long overdue. However, the detail reveals some significant gaps in the proposed compliance framework and, inexplicably, the payment of SG won’t be made more transparent or timely by ensuring payments are made at the same time as wage and salary income.

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  • Competition in the Financial System

    Posted: 29 March 2018

    Industry superannuation funds act as custodians of the retirement benefits of millions of Australians. They are run only to benefit members, and therefore place a heavy priority on the long-term financial interests of our members as employees, retirees and citizens within a growing productive economy.

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  • Means Test Rules for Lifetime Retirement Income Streams

    Posted: 16 February 2018

    Industry superannuation funds look after the retirement savings of over half the working population. Industry Super Australia’s mission is to maximise the retirement incomes of industry super fund members, and to advocate for public policy and superannuation industry practice consistent with this goal.

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  • Treasury Laws Amendment (Taxation and Superannuation Guarantee Integrity Measures) Bill 2018

    Posted: 16 February 2018

    There are welcome initiatives in the Exposure Draft for this Bill. However, when you look at the detail of this proposed legislation, the broad claims made about the package look thin, particularly in the area of making underpayment more identifiable.

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