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The three warnings big super can’t ignore

If or when there’s another royal commission into financial services, the profit-to-member and industry funds will not be able to say they weren’t warned about their problems. They were warned twice on Tuesday alone.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Nov 2023 | More
More to come on ESG in YFYS: Jones

The government will continue to tweak the Your Future Your, Super benchmarks to provide certainty on sustainable investing and give ASIC more funding to combat greenwashing as global climate action heats up.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd May 2023 | More
‘Ongoing work’: Jones flags more YFYS changes

There will likely be more changes to the controversial Your Future Your Super regulations following the “initial response”. Meanwhile, the government is pressing on with super fund involvement in nation-building projects.

Lachlan Maddock | 14th Apr 2023 | More
  • Government keeps it simple on super objective

    It’s the government’s hope to get a “simple” objective for superannuation across the line. The problem might be getting everybody else to stop talking about comfort and adequacy in retirement.

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Jan 2023 | More
    ‘Power can be used well or it can be used poorly’: Super funds and too big to fail

    The Albanese Government has begun to explore the potential negative impacts of super fund consolidation. The question is whether a super fund can ever be too big to fail.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Aug 2022 | More
    Super wars return, with new battles

    The old ideological battlelines are being drawn up once again in preparation for three more years of fist fighting over Australia’s retirement savings.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Aug 2022 | More
  • Time for a reality check on 15 per cent super

    As the new Labor Government explores pathways to 15 per cent, the superannuation industry needs to examine whether that’s really in the best interests of members.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jul 2022 | More
    Failure and frustration for ESG post-YFYS

    Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) is the ultimate blunt instrument, and super will be glad to see it tweaked. But perhaps the bigger debate is around the future use of another blunt instrument: exclusion.

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Jun 2022 | More
  • Turn and face the change: A better future for super?

    The last nine years of government have been characterised by a deep-seated suspicion of the country’s largest investors. But with Labor back in power, the super wars are almost certainly over.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th May 2022 | More
    A Labor win could return super to the fold

    Labor can do little to change the past. But a win in May could usher in a new era of co-operation between big super and the government. There were no surprises in shadow finance minister Stephen Jones’ speech to the 2022 ASFA conference. There is little that Labor can outright promise the industry aside from…

    Lachlan Maddock | 29th Apr 2022 | More