Published: 05/12/2019
Category: Member Benefits
Published: 05/12/2019
Category: Member Benefits

From Australian Unions Member Benefits we would like to wish all our readers a very happy and safe holiday season.  In December’s edition we bring you our very popular Festive Pack competition with some great prizes on offer, there’s some wonderful sustainable gift ideas from ME, also gift ideas from our Member Benefits program and there’s a great offer from our new partners, Union Health!  Also check out our special December competition to win one of 10 double in-season passes to see Jumanji – The Next Level. Enjoy the holidays and we will catch you again in 2020!

Member Benefits Update December 2019


Seven sustainable gift ideas this Christmas

The planet needs our help – and what better way to lend a hand than by giving eco-friendly gifts this festive season. Here are seven ideas from industry super fund-owned bank ME to save money and the environment.

  1. Keep cups
    Australians toss out 2.7 million disposable coffee cups every day. The gift of a keep cup reduces waste – and can deliver ongoing savings as a growing number of cafes offer a BYO cup discount.  Consumer group Choice gave the KeepCup Original a thumbs up , and it’s super affordable, retailing from around $17.
  2. A native plant
    Bees are vital to our food supply. The sting in the tale is that honey bees are under threat from loss of habitat, pesticides and climate change. Give bees a valuable helping hand by adding a touch of Australiana to Christmas with the gift of a flowering Australian native plant. Natives tend to be drought resistant, low maintenance, and there’s a good choice of flowering varieties, which is great news for bees. Look for grevillea, kangaroo paw, and lilly pilly, and pay less than $15 for a young plant.

Read on for more ideas

This article was brought to you by ME. To find out more, please visit Members Equity Bank Limited ABN 56 070 887 679 AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 229500



Last minute Christmas gifts and summer cooling

Have you signed up for your account with The Good Guys Commercial? Exclusively through your Australian Unions Membr Benefits, your account gives you access to commercial pricing on over 4,000 products, delivery to your address or free in-store pickup. Take a look at these last-minute gift ideas:

  • Samsung Galaxy, A20 32GB Blue – now $241 (1091005646)
  • GoPro, Hero8 Black – now $524 (CHDHX-801-RW)
  • KitchenAid, Artisan Hand Mixer – Empire Red – now $157 (5KHM926AER)
  • LG, 668L Side by Side Refrigerator – now $1,659 (GS-L668PNL)

Hurry these prices are only for December!  Register today through your Member Advantage benefits website.

*Member Advantage members only. Offers only apply to orders placed with The Good Guys Commercial Sales Division. Applies to purchases completed by December 31, 2019. Pricing is only available to the models listed. Notification of your account access can take up to 10 business days.



WIN one of three festive packs!

There are three packs up for grabs this year which are sure to bring joy to three lucky union members to share with workmates, family and friends over the holidays.

Festive Pack 1 contents

Festive Packs 2 & 3 contents

  • 1 x $50 JB HiFi gift card courtesy of ME
  • 2 x Village Movie Tix courtesy of Member Benefits
  • 2 x DVDs courtesy of Madman
    • Titles TBC

COMPETITION: To enter email Member Benefits before 5pm AEDT Wednesday 18th December 2019.

One entry per union member.



Join the fairer health fund today and get an exclusive bonus e-Gift Card, plus the chance to win an Apple Watch!*

If you’re ready for your health to be treated fairly, talk to Union Health – they’re not your average health fund! 

  • Union Health is here to serve all union members and their families.^
  • They’re 100% member owned, which means they’re run to benefit members, not to make profits for others.
  • They don’t pay their people commission like other funds – so you get fair, genuine advice. If they think you’re better off staying with your current fund, they’ll tell you. How’s that for fair?
  • Union Health is brought to you by TUH – Australia’s most recommended health funds.**

Fill out your details here, and a no-commission consultant will call you back at a time that works for you.

*Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.  The Apple Watch promotion is open to Australian residents above the age of 18.

Terms and conditions apply.

**DBM Consultants Australian Financial Awards 2019

^Eligibility criteria apply.



Insurance contained in your Super – are you covered?

Experts estimate only a third of the working population have income protection insurance.

Some people may not realise that the following insurances are provided to most members through their super fund:

Life insurance – pays a lump sum benefit to your dependants when you die. It aims to pay outstanding debts and cover ongoing living costs of dependents  

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance – provides a lump sum benefit if you are totally and permanently disabled

Income protection – provides insurance against loss of income when you are unable to work and earn an income for a period of time due to illness or injury.

However, it’s important also to realise that the default level of cover provided may not be specific to your needs and circumstances.

Read on for full article

This article is issued by Industry Fund Services ABN 54 007 016 095, AFSL 232514. It contains general information only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situations or needs.



Win one of 10 x double in-season passes to see JUMANJI – THE NEXT LEVEL

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny Glover and Danny DeVito and directed by Jake Kasdan


We have 10 x double in-season passes to give away to 10 lucky union members this month!

To enter email Member Benefits before 5pm AEDST Wednesday 18th December 2019.

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Work for the union movement

Want to work for the union movement and be part of something wonderful?  Well look no further than our Jobs page.

The ACTU Job Vacancies page has a variety of roles ranging from Industrial Officer, Educator and Organiser. 

So if you’re in the market for a great union job check out what’s on offer today.



Solidarity Forever

Australian Unions supporters like you are transforming the lives of working people in Australia by leaving a gift to the Australian union movement in their Will.  Your decision to support our movement with a gift in your Will adds to an Australian union movement legacy of almost 100 years. Our trade union movement has a powerful history of winning fair pay, better rights and forging a more just society for everyone in our country.

For more information about leaving a gift in your will visit our solidarity forever page and read about how other gifts are being used to strengthen our movement.

You can also download the Solidarity Forever booklet

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Thank you Madman Entertainment!

To the wonderful team at Madman Entertainment, a very big thank you for all the excellent DVDs they have generously donated as prizes to union members throughout 2019. Madman proudly showcases the best in collectible and special interest genres including Australian film, world cinema, TV, kids content, Anime, sports and more. For the latest range of Madman offerings visit their website at


Member Benefits Update December 2019

Member Benefits Update December 2019