Simple checks for super success

19 June

Complete these checks to help meet your super obligations. Meeting your super obligations as an employer is important, but we know there’s a lot you need to think about. To help streamline the process, complete these simple checks for...[Read More]

From Distant Concern to Valued Asset: The Adult’s Guide to Embracing Superannuation

4 April

Being young comes with a whirlwind of experiences and financial priorities, often pushing thoughts about retirement and superannuation to the back burner.    Initially, for many young individuals, superannuation feels like a distant concern,...[Read More]

Super access won’t lower hurdles for young home hunters

27 March

Many young Australians living in the capital cities will not be able to pay for a house deposit, even if they drained their entire retirement savings, a report has found. Rates of home ownership are declining for young Australians as prices climb...[Read More]

Superannuation access for retirees goes under spotlight

6 December

Australians are being asked to have their say on the superannuation and retirement income system, as the federal government considers ways to reform the compulsory savings regime. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has released a discussion paper and is seeking...[Read More]

Is there an underinsurance problem in Australia?

9 November

While the title of this post may surprise some people, it’s actually a rhetorical question. In fact, as far back as 2005, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) was already reporting on home building underinsurance. There...[Read More]

Understand if a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) is right for you

9 November

A self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a private superannuation fund that individuals in Australia can manage themselves. These funds differ from industry and retail super funds, as they offer more control over investment choices and insurance options....[Read More]

Talks begin on looming pay day super changes

11 October

Businesses and industries will soon get their say on looming superannuation changes requiring employers to pay contributions at the same time as a worker’s salary. The federal government will begin consulting on Monday about superannuation law...[Read More]

Labor unveils super tax tweaks on big balances

4 October

The number of Australians with super balances in the hundreds of millions has been expanding quickly as the federal government prepares to tighten tax breaks for wealthy retirees. The Labor government committed to halving tax breaks for those with...[Read More]

Super to shield coffers from pension hit as Aussies age

23 August

Spending on the age pension will decline despite an ageing population, with superannuation savings set to double over the next four decades. The age pension’s cost will drop from 2.3 to two per cent of GDP by the 2060s despite the number of people...[Read More]

Super guarantee contributions due by 28 July

12 July

Remember, super guarantee (SG) contributions for your eligible employees are due by 28 July. Follow Ricky’s story below to learn more about your obligations as an employer. Ricky operates a florist where he hires multiple employees to help manage...[Read More]

Payment change set to boost superannuation by thousands

3 May

Australian workers are set to retire with thousands more in their superannuation accounts thanks to more frequent payments from employers. From July 1, 2026, employers will need to pay super at the same time as wages and salary. The changes will...[Read More]

Accessing your super early may be illegal

19 April

Super funds have an important role to play in maintaining the integrity of the superannuation system by ensuring benefits are not released where the member has not met a condition of release. This includes where a member has requested a rollover to...[Read More]

Women underpaid $1.3 billion in super over a year

29 March

Australian women were underpaid $1.3 billion in superannuation over 12 months thanks to a little-known law from the 1990s. About one in five women did not receive the full amount of superannuation owed to them in the 2019-2020 financial year,...[Read More]

Super gender gap costing women thousands each year

8 March

Working mums will lose thousands of dollars in retirement savings every year the federal government resists paying super on parental leave, new modelling shows. The analysis by industry fund Hesta and Laneway Analytics estimates women have already...[Read More]

Thinking about self-managed super?

27 January

(ATO)   If you set up a self-managed super fund (SMSF), you’re in charge – you make the investment decisions for the fund and you’re held responsible for complying with the super and tax laws. It’s a major financial decision...[Read More]