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Retirement may seem a long way down the track but the money you need to have for a decent retirement cannot be accumulated overnight. It pays – literally – to get on top of your super sooner rather than later.
It’ll soon be time to check those pay slips because you may be one of the workers soon to have a permanent boost to your superannuation.
The Auditor General recently released a report slamming the Australian Tax Office for only being “partly effective” at recovering stolen super. In Auditor General speak, that is a huge criticism.
In nearly every case of superannuation and wage theft discovery and recovery, unions are behind it.
Banks are set to profit as workers stand to lose thousands in retirement funds from Government changes to superannuation.
Superannuation can be hard to get your head around. We get it. That’s why we’re breaking it down, with everything you need to know in one handy guide.
Superannuation can be hard to get your head around. We get it. It’s not exactly a topic of choice over dinner with friends and it’s often hard to understand. It can even be political, and for many, it’s something ‘Future You’ can worry about later.
First State Super has changed its name to Aware Super.
Here is the September instalment of your Member Benefits Update.
First State Super webinars are designed to answer all your superannuation questions and prepare you for a better financial future.
At times like these it’s only natural that many of us are thinking about our future.
In the April edition of your Member Benefits Update we bring you advice on the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at online shopping and how to stay safe and there’s some good news on our latest win with the new wage subsidy program.
Greetings and welcome to the first Australian Unions Member Benefits update for 2020.
The August edition of your member benefits update brings you the latest on how to put your tax refund to good use, we look at the scourge of unpaid super, there’s some great Father’s Day deals available using your Member Benefits program and you could win one of five family (ADMIT 4) inseason passes to see Angry Birds in our monthly competition!
Save or splurge? Put your tax refund to good use
How good is tax time? In exchange for a few hours filling out your tax return, you could receive a handy refund cheque.
Each year in Australia, employers are failing to pay billions of dollars in superannuation to their workers yet we don’t hear much about this.
Thanks to a ginger group of backbenchers, the super guarantee is back in the spotlight and the promised increase to 12 per cent is once again under threat.
Your industry super fund-owned bank ME looks at simple ways to put this year’s tax refund to good use.
This election saw everyday Australians trying to unravel the puzzle that is superannuation.
One of the Government’s best kept secrets is their continual denial of increasing the Super Guarantee (SG).
In the wake of the Financial Services Royal Commission, there’s been wide focus on the professional conduct and standards of financial planners and the organisations they represent.
You would be angry if you weren’t paid your wages on time – so why wouldn’t you be upset over your missing superannuation?Right now 1 in 3 Australian workers who are eligible to receive super payments are missing out on what they’re entitled to with a total cost of almost $6 billion per year and growing.
Industry leaders say it’s time the superannuation system was overhauled in order to create a more even playing field for women and low-income earners.
In the November Member Benefits Update we pose the question ‘are you missing out on some super?’ We bring you some terrific union member discounts on accommodation, tips on how to be a better saver, there’s an update on our Change the Rules rallies across the country, we highlight some exciting job vacancies here at the ACTU, plus you could win a $100 WISH gift card (which you can spend at Woolies, Big W or Dan Murphy’s).
Each year in Australia, employers are failing to pay billions of dollars in superannuation to their workers.
According to the Australian Tax Office, four in ten Australians have more than one superannuation account.
How will the gender pay gap affect me in retirement?
You’ve probably heard of the gender pay gap.
The Government has stepped up their attacks on industry super funds who are run only to profit members and supported by both Unions and employer groups.
For more than 20 years, industry super funds have been helping Australians to save for a better retirement.
Are you one of the 2.
4 things you need to know…
With the election over, some of the proposed changes to super are now being debated in parliament.
Are you one of the 690,000 working Australians who are not currently receiving their full super payment? The best way to find out is to check your Super statement.
In this month’s edition of your Member Benefits Update we teach you how to speak ‘Super’, there’s some great ideas on how to wisely invest your tax refund, we have a special $50 Visa Card offer from ISinsured, an update on the recent Productivity Commission Report plus there’s some sweet, sweet DVDs from Madman to win!
Superannuation, retirement and eligibility to the pension are regularly in the news headlines at the moment, yet studies have shown that much of the ‘jargon’ used when talking about these topics confuses most of us.