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ASIC finds “common problems” with PYSP super fund communications

An ASIC review of communication sent by super funds to members about the Protecting Your Super reforms has found some “common problems”. The ‘Protecting Your Super Package’ (PYSP) reforms were aimed at protecting small superannuation accounts from erosion due to fees and insurance, and reducing the number of unintended small… Read More »ASIC finds “common problems” with PYSP super fund communications

Regulators welcome larger role for ASIC in super sector

ASIC and APRA have both welcomed proposed changes which would increase ASIC’s role in regulating the superannuation sector. One of the recommendation of the Financial Services (Banking) Royal Commission was for ASIC and APRA to be co-regulators of superannuation. This would involve ASIC becoming the ‘conduct regulator’, while APRA remains… Read More »Regulators welcome larger role for ASIC in super sector

RBA forecasts have 80% of Super Guarantee increases coming out of wages growth

The RBA, when preparing its forecasts, is working on the basis that 80% of the cost of increased Super Guarantee for private sector workers is passed on as slower wages growth. Appearing before a House of Representatives Committee, Dr Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor (Economic) with the RBA, said the forecasts… Read More »RBA forecasts have 80% of Super Guarantee increases coming out of wages growth

Keep SG rate at 9.5%, reduce tax concessions to fund health: ACOSS

ACOSS has recommended freezing the Super Guarantee rate at 9.5%, while winding back superannuation tax concessions to fund health and aged care services. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), in a submission to the Review of Retirement Income, and drawing on the work by the Grattan Institute, recommends the… Read More »Keep SG rate at 9.5%, reduce tax concessions to fund health: ACOSS