Bills restart battle between industry and retail super funds

Two fronts in the battle between industry and retail super funds have been revived by the introduction of Government Bills to the Parliament to change the governance and reporting requirements on super funds. The Government has introduced two Bills to the Parliament to enact its super fund governance changes – including at least one-third independent… Continue reading Bills restart battle between industry and retail super funds

Government puts super fund governance & accountability Bills to Senate first

The Government has introduced Bills to enact its super fund governance and accountability policies to the Senate, before the House of Representatives, restarting a battle between industry and retail super fund. The Government introduced the Bills directly to the Senate, instead of to the House of Reps. Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer,… Continue reading Government puts super fund governance & accountability Bills to Senate first

New anti-bank super campaign launched by Industry Super Australia

Industry Super Australia has launched a new attack campaign on the banks and their “attempts to dismantle the model used by the most successful part of the superannuation system, and put at risk the retirement savings of millions of Australians”. The campaign, called ‘Banks aren’t super’, includes a TV ad depicting federal politicians opening the superannuation… Continue reading New anti-bank super campaign launched by Industry Super Australia

Battle over super fund governance set to continue, Fraser review released

The battle between government and industry superannuation funds over super fund governance is set to continue, with the release of the Fraser review and an AIST governance code. After a long delay the Fraser review, Board Governance of Not for Profit Superannuation Funds, has been released. The Review was announced in late 2015 by Industry… Continue reading Battle over super fund governance set to continue, Fraser review released

Government to reintroduce super fund governance Bill

The Government has announced it will reintroduce a Bill changing the governance arrangements for large superannuation funds. The Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill lapsed when Parliament was prorogued ahead of the double dissolution election, and so would need to be introduced to Parliament again. Among other changes, the Bill would require large superannuation funds… Continue reading Government to reintroduce super fund governance Bill