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Choose to Chat Employer Toolkit launched to assist with superannuation clarity and options

Community care organisations have a key role to play in engaging with and educating their staff more on topics such as superannuation and retirement planning, and be aware of insurance within super and its benefits, according to industry super fund NGS Super, but it can be challenging to understand the rules around what employers can and can’t say.

Nothing in Budget to address super system gender inequities

HESTA said it welcomes measures in the Federal Budget aimed at increasing women's workforce participation but that it was a missed opportunity to improve women's long-term financial security.

New study shows women want Government action to address super inequity

Many women are stressed and anxious about the hit to their retirement savings from taking time out of the workforce to nurture children and want government action to address this super inequity, new research from industry super fund HESTA reveals.

Gender super gap for NSW’s mums getting worse while politicians do nothing

The gender superannuation gap for NSW working mothers is getting worse, according to Industry Super Australia, as both major political parties, it says, sit on their hands and won't commit to paying super on the government parental leave scheme.

Parliament takes another significant step towards scrapping of $450 super threshold

Despite limited action on the acute aged care crisis, parliament has edged one step closer to ratifying small changes to treasury laws that could see massive, long-term impacts to the financial security of aged care workers and older Australians.

Parliament rises without passing important superannuation equity measure

HESTA, the largest superannuation fund to Australia's health and community services sector, says it's disappointed that the last Parliament sitting day for the year has ended without progressing legislation that would fix a super loophole that sees those earning less than $450 a month with an individual employer miss out on super contributions.

Workers need to be aware of changes to super that could tie them to a dud fund

About 80 per cent of Australians do not know about an important change to superannuation that could see them tied to a fund for life from today, being stuck in a poor fund that could cost them up to $230,000.

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