Big Super Day Out coming to Brisbane in July

The Big Super Day Out, a free Indigenous superannuation event run by the First Nations Foundation, is coming to Brisbane on 7 July 2017.

“The Big Super Day Out has helped many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reconnect with their superannuation – including one Aboriginal man that was a postal worker his whole life who was reunited with a life changing $750,000 he didn’t know he had,” said the Foundation.

“After the success in Sydney and Melbourne, it’s time for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to get their free superannuation help at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day on 7 July 2017 in Musgrave Park.”

First Nations Foundation CEO Amanda Young said: “Many Indigenous people are unaware they have superannuation, don’t know where to find it, what their insurance options or what they need to do.”

“The event provides a safe space for First Australians to talk about super with volunteer superannuation professionals.”

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) is the principle sponsor of the event for the second year in a row. AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck said the superannuation industry hopes to help reduce barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people trying to access their super.

“While not everyone will find $750,000, every little bit of super counts so it’s worth coming down and talking to our team of volunteers,” said Ms Scheerlinck.

“The Big Super Day Out has been a big success in the past and AIST look forward to contributing again this year.”

The 2017 Brisbane Big Super Day Out will be held from 9am to 3pm at the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day, 121 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane. Attendees are asked to bring their ID, tax file number and superannuation information.

More details are available on the Big Super Day Out Facebook page.

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