Are you losing out on superannuation because of quarterly payments?

Date Published: 05/04/2023
Category: Super

If superannuation was paid on pay day, it would be a lot easier for you to spot missing super.

Tax on superannuation? Find out what the latest changes mean for you

Date Published: 21/03/2023
Category: Super

And before you ask – no, we do not know the identity of the one person who has more than $540 million in super.

The march forward to super on paid parental leave

Date Published: 07/03/2023
Category: Super

In most circumstances, superannuation is paid on your annual leave, sick leave and long service leave. But did you know that when you take paid parental leave, you don’t get any super?

Why 2023 is the year to sort out your superannuation

Date Published: 16/12/2022
Category: Super

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.

Goodbye superannuation threshold, hello stable retirement

Date Published: 29/06/2022
Category: Super

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.

Billions of superannuation dollars are stolen by dodgy bosses each year – here’s how unions are stepping up

Date Published: 10/05/2022
Category: Super

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.

Banks set to profit as Morrison continues attack on retirement savings

Date Published: 18/06/2021
Category: Analysis Super Working life

Banks are set to profit as workers stand to lose thousands in retirement funds from Government changes to superannuation.

Break it down for me: superannuation

Date Published: 30/03/2021
Category: Break It Down For Me Super

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.

Super: What You Need to Know

Date Published: 03/12/2020
Category: Super

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 a new name

Date Published: 05/10/2020
Category: Member Benefits Super

First State Super has changed its name to Aware Super.

Financial fitness webinars for all Australians

Date Published: 03/06/2020
Category: Member Benefits Super

First State Super webinars are designed to answer all your superannuation questions and prepare you for a better financial future.

We’re all in this together

Date Published: 13/05/2020
Category: Member Benefits Super

At times like these it’s only natural that many of us are thinking about our future.

Member Benefits Update April 2020

Date Published: 02/04/2020
Category: Covid-19 Member Benefits Super

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.

Member Benefits Update January February 2020

Date Published: 05/02/2020
Category: Member Benefits Super

Greetings and welcome to the first Australian Unions Member Benefits update for 2020.

Member Benefits Update August 2019

Date Published: 08/08/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Unpaid super – the hidden wage theft

Date Published: 06/08/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Hands off our super

Date Published: 02/08/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Save or splurge? Put your tax refund to good use

Date Published: 29/07/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

Your industry super fund-owned bank ME looks at simple ways to put this year’s tax refund to good use.

Find super confusing? Check this guy out!

Date Published: 31/05/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

This election saw everyday Australians trying to unravel the puzzle that is superannuation.

The great super freeze

Date Published: 02/05/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

One of the Government’s best kept secrets is their continual denial of increasing the Super Guarantee (SG).

IFS Royal Commission update

Date Published: 03/04/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Is your super being paid on time?

Date Published: 28/02/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Closing the Super gap

Date Published: 01/02/2019
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Member Benefits Update November 2018

Date Published: 08/11/2018
Category: Member Benefits Super

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).

Are you missing out on some Super?

Date Published: 31/10/2018
Category: Member Benefits Super

Each year in Australia, employers are failing to pay billions of dollars in superannuation to their workers.

Multiple super accounts eating into retirement savings

Date Published: 01/10/2018
Category: Member Benefits Super

According to the Australian Tax Office, four in ten Australians have more than one superannuation account.

The gender Superannuation gap

Date Published: 05/03/2018
Category: Member Benefits Super

How will the gender pay gap affect me in retirement?
You’ve probably heard of the gender pay gap.

Attacks on Industry Super ramp up

Date Published: 04/10/2017
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Have you considered investing outside of Super?

Date Published: 02/05/2017
Category: Member Benefits Super

For more than 20 years, industry super funds have been helping Australians to save for a better retirement.

How proposed changes to super will impact your retirement planning

Date Published: 03/10/2016
Category: Member Benefits Super

4 things you need to know…
With the election over, some of the proposed changes to super are now being debated in parliament.

Check your super statement – your retirement depends on it

Date Published: 06/09/2016
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.

Update August 2015

Date Published: 07/08/2015
Category: Member Benefits Super

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!
Read on

Can you speak Superannuation?

Date Published: 08/07/2015
Category: Member Benefits Super

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.