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Georgia Brown

Personal Finance Editor

New law to aid fair division of super assets at breakdown of relationships

The Australian Government has released draft legislation that will allow family courts to access superannuation information held by the Australian Taxation Office.

Superannuation

09 Jun, 2021

3 min read

New law to aid fair division of super assets at breakdown of relationships
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

Super sees strong performance in March quarter

Superannuation assets have shown signs of growth over the last 12 months, according to the latest APRA Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication. Is now the time to make voluntary super contributions?

Superannuation

27 May, 2021

3 min read

Super sees strong performance in March quarter
Georgia Brown

Personal Finance Editor

Super guarantee to boost women’s savings while mums left behind

Despite indications that the government was considering scrapping the legislated super guarantee increase, the 2021-2022 Federal Budget revealed that it will indeed rise to 12 per cent by 2025.

Superannuation

13 May, 2021

3 min read

Super guarantee to boost women’s savings while mums left behind
Georgia Brown

Personal Finance Editor

New report reveals dire consequences of Super Guarantee backflip

An analysis released by Industry Super Australia has found that millions of low and middle-income Australian families will not have enough to retire on if the government cuts the legislated Super Guarantee rise.

Superannuation

30 Apr, 2021

3 min read

New report reveals dire consequences of Super Guarantee backflip
Georgia Brown

Personal Finance Editor

New research reveals Australia’s most responsible super funds

Australian superannuation funds following environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles collectively manage over $1.6 trillion, according to a new study.

Superannuation

26 Apr, 2021

3 min read

New research reveals Australia’s most responsible super funds
Georgia Brown

Personal Finance Editor

New superannuation campaign shines light on widening gender gap

Research shows Australian women already retire with significantly less super than men, and Industry Super Australia’s (ISA) new campaign video warns that proposed cuts to super will push women even further behind.

Superannuation

30 Mar, 2021

3 min read

New superannuation campaign shines light on widening gender gap
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

Almost $500m withdrawn from Aussie superannuation funds

Australians have dipped into almost half a billion worth of super funds in 2019-20, according to new figures from the Australian Taxation Office. This was a 10 per cent increase compared to the year before.

Superannuation

09 Feb, 2021

2 min read

Almost $500m withdrawn from Aussie superannuation funds
Georgia Brown

Personal Finance Editor

Fresh research findings a timely reminder for consumers to consider their super fund’s performance

New research has revealed there is an underperformance challenge that needs to be tackled within the superannuation industry, providing super fund members even more reason to check their fund’s performance.

Superannuation

08 Jan, 2021

3 min read

Fresh research findings a timely reminder for consumers to consider their super fund’s performance
Liz Seatter

Senior Finance Writer

A warning to people accessing $10,000 of their super this Christmas

With just 10 days left for Australians to withdraw $10,000 in the Early Release Super Scheme, some families will be reassessing whether they need to access this cash over Christmas.

Superannuation

21 Dec, 2020

4 min read

A warning to people accessing $10,000 of their super this Christmas
Alison Cheung

Finance Writer

Federal budget 2020: job switchers to automatically keep super accounts

Australians will have their super accounts “stapled” to them as they move jobs, but concerns have been raised that workers could find themselves trapped in an inferior fund.

Superannuation

07 Oct, 2020

4 min read

Federal budget 2020: job switchers to automatically keep super accounts
Alison Cheung

Finance Writer

Poor superannuation choices could cost Australians $200,000: Stockspot

Choosing the wrong superannuation fund could set an average Australian back about $200,000 by retirement.

Superannuation

24 Sep, 2020

4 min read

Poor superannuation choices could cost Australians $200,000: Stockspot
Alison Cheung

Finance Writer

Superannuation returns record positive rebound from COVID-19

Industry-wide returns on superannuation funds have bounced back to positive territory after negative returns during the early stages of COVID-19.

Superannuation

27 Aug, 2020

3 min read

Superannuation returns record positive rebound from COVID-19

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