Member Benefits

A quarter of Aussies can only maintain their lifestyle for up to a month if they lost their income

Date Published: 08/09/2021
Category: Member Benefits

The current and future comfort of many households is in question, according to ME Bank’s latest Household Financial Comfort Report, a bi-annual survey which quantifies how comfortable Australian households feel about their financial situation. Despite new records in cash savings, 21% of Australian households reported less than $1,000 in cash savings – down 6 percentage…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/08/a-quarter-of-aussies-can-only-maintain-their-lifestyle-for-up-to-a-month-if-they-lost-their-income/

Adventure awaits!

Date Published: 09/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Picture this: a Sunday drive behind the wheel of a high performance sports car. Or maybe your idea of adventure is hitting the trails in a 4×4, with the kids and bikes piled in. Whatever your speed, Hertz have a rental vehicle to suit, with deals just for Members! Offer 1 – Reduced Excess (for…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/09/adventure-awaits/

What’s in your wallet? Probably not cash

Date Published: 03/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

One in three Australians would be happy to go completely cashless by 2022, but we’re still not embracing the latest options for fast, secure shopping. A quiet revolution has been taking place in the hip pockets of Australians. Notes and coins – once the go-to payment choice for shoppers, have gradually been replaced by debit…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/03/whats-in-your-wallet-probably-not-cash/

Member Benefits Update August 2021

Date Published: 03/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Greetings and welcome to the August edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month, we’ve got a prediction on the future of cash from Me, our campaign for a wage subsidy to protect jobs and good news for young workers.  We’re also giving away an Australian Unions hoodie from the Official Australian Unions Store….

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/03/member-benefits-update-august-2021/

Industry Super Australia analysis shows young people and low income workers are the big winners from the SG increase

Date Published: 02/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

More than 6.7 million Australians have benefited from a boost to their nest egg from July as the super rate increases to 10%, with young workers and low to middle-income earners the big winners. From July 1 an extra $233 a year will flow into the super accounts of the average worker. This super boost…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/02/industry-super-australia-analysis-shows-young-people-and-low-income-workers-are-the-big-winners-from-the-sg-increase/

Don’t Let Your Super-Cap Get in the Way of a Financial Future

Date Published: 02/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

“You may delay, but time will not.”― Benjamin Franklin We all procrastinate but one area where procrastination can be particularly expensive is our investment portfolios. One reason many Australians procrastinate in their investing is when it comes time to make the transition from super-fund to non-super investments. This can happen because of reaching your super contribution…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/02/dont-let-your-super-cap-get-in-the-way-of-a-financial-future/

Member Benefits Update July 2021

Date Published: 07/07/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Greetings and welcome to the July edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month, we’ve got some winter saving suggestions from Me, information about the vaccine roll out and exciting news about changes to the superannuation. We also have ten double passes to see Don’t Breathe 2 in cinemas to give away! 7 fun ways…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/07/member-benefits-update-july-2021/

Opinion piece: Industry Super Australia Chief Executive Bernie Dean

Date Published: 06/07/2021
Category: Member Benefits

From July 1 millions of Australian workers will get a retirement savings boost as the government lifts the super rate from 9.5% to 10%. The average worker will get about an extra $230 a year from their employer. These increases are modest and affordable for employers. Small enough that many workers may not even notice…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/06/opinion-piece-industry-super-australia-chief-executive-bernie-dean/

Member Benefits Update June 2021

Date Published: 03/06/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Greetings and welcome to the June edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month, we’ve got an update on the Liberals super con, Industry Super explain the super guarantee and ME have new data on the housing market.  We also have ten double passes to see Escape Room: Tournament of Champions in cinemas to give away! Homebuyer sentiment burnt…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/03/member-benefits-update-june-2021/

Recent federal budget sees the Super Guarantee rate increase as legislated – ISA analysis

Date Published: 03/06/2021
Category: Member Benefits

The recent Federal Budget has increased women’s savings by billions by not messing with the legislated super increase and mandating that super is paid to all part-time workers. But in a post Mother’s Day sting the government has refused to pay super on Commonwealth paid parental leave – more than 90% of which would be…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/03/recent-federal-budget-sees-the-super-guarantee-rate-increase-as-legislated-isa-analysis/