workforce

Investment Strategy

Longer life means more, different work

Employers face new and mounting occupational health and safety risks as more Australians choose to work long into their 60s, according to Talent2 director Peter George. Speaking at the AIST Superannuation Administration Symposium in Melbourne on Thursday, George said an ageing workforce presented both opportunities and challenges for organisations that needed to be more flexible, […]
Policy and Regulation

Super Council to deliver equitable outcomes

Women in Super has welcomed the government’s proposed Council of Superannuation Custodians, to be established in association with a Charter of Superannuation Adequacy and Sustainability. Announced as part of the swathe of changes the Gillard government ushered in this month, the council and charter are intended to assess future policy and provide reports to Parliament, […]
Opinion

Some good news amidst the gloom

The worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression; super fund returns to slump to record lows, a rapidly deflating Australian dollar and dipping into the budget surplus – all bad news …….so it was a welcome relief to hear some good news amidst all the financial doom and gloom with the release of the […]
Opinion

Some good news amidst the gloom

The worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression; super fund returns to slump to record lows, a rapidly deflating Australian dollar and dipping into the budget surplus – all bad news …….so it was a welcome relief to hear some good news amidst all the financial doom and gloom with the release of the […]
Investment Strategy

Plug the super gap, AIST tells the pensions world

Australia’s superannuation ‘gap’ should be plugged by removing the 15 per cent contributions tax for lower-paid workers, removing the $450 threshold (minimum monthly wage before the superannuation guarantee is applicable) and introducing paid maternity leave with a super component, the AIST Global Dialogue conference was told.
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