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Super Funds Move Towards Responsible Investing

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  Australian super funds are increasingly prioritising responsible investing but have not yet grasped how to report this to members, according to new findings which come in the wake

Housing-Related Superannuation Measures

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th July 2017 -  The federal government is calling for public submissions on its draft legislation on new housing-related superannuation measures announced in the 2017-18 budget. The government…

Calls for Super ‘Splitting’ for WA De Facto Couples

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th July 2017 -    Community superannuation fund HESTA and the Western Australian welfare sector are calling on the WA government to change the Family Law Act to allow de facto couples to split

Calls for Family Violence Victims to Access Super

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Victims and survivors of family violence should be able to access their superannuation as a “band aid” measure, according to industry superfund HESTA which is calling for “urgent

ACOSS Urges Super Changes for Low Income Earners

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the federal government to double the proposed tax offset for people on low incomes to deliver better…

New NFP Model Could Unlock $1.5 Trillion in Super for Affordable Housing

Wendy Williams, Friday, 29th July 2016 -  A new initiative for financing affordable housing in Australia could see Not for Profit community housing providers unlock $1.5 trillion in superannuation. Housing and finance

Super Funds Push Climate Change on Election Agenda

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 7th June 2016 -  A social enterprise is campaigning to switch the federal election hot topic of superannuation away from tax to the potential for super funds to address climate change. Switch to Ethical

Budget 2016: Welfare Safety Net But Sector Warns Budget Locks in Harsh Cuts

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  The federal government budget will establish a welfare safety net along with a $96.1 million fund aimed at reducing the number welfare recipients. But the welfare sector has warned

Tax Office Reviews Legitimacy of Not for Profit Set-Ups

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th April 2016 -  The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reviewing arrangements by taxpayers in northern NSW and southern Queensland who may be incorrectly claiming to be a Not for Profit organisation

Putting ‘Super’ to Work for Charity

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 3rd December 2015 -  Australia needs to adopt a groundbreaking superannuation program that has been operating in France for over a decade, providing billions of dollars for charitable projects, according…

Women Less Prepared than Men Heading into Retirement

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd November 2015 -  Older working women have an average of $100,000 less in superannuation than their male counterparts, according to figures from one of Australia’s largest super funds. The…

ACOSS Calls for Super Restructure

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 4th August 2015 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS has called for a restructure of Australia’s superannuation system to deliver income security, fund crucial services and drive inclusive growth. The call…
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