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AustralianSuper exec warns 'climate laggards' will wither on ASX vine

AustralianSuper exec warns 'climate laggards' will wither on ASX vine

The chief investment officer of Australia's largest super fund says the pandemic has accelerated a shift to digital that will overhaul the standing of the ASX's biggest players.

  • by Charlotte Grieve

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RBA poised to hold rates as job ads hint at economic improvement
Coronavirus pandemic

RBA poised to hold rates as job ads hint at economic improvement

The Reserve Bank is poised to hold interest rates at record lows while hoping the worst of the recession may be over with employers ramping up efforts to find new staff.

  • by Shane Wright
How to get a $10,000 cash boost without raiding your super
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

How to get a $10,000 cash boost without raiding your super

If you really do need a cash injection to tide you over in these tough times, don’t risk your financial future by raiding super. There are other alternatives.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Record 1.4 million people relying on food charity as recession bites
Australian recession

Record 1.4 million people relying on food charity as recession bites

A record number of Australians are relying on food banks to survive the coronavirus recession with fears it could worse by September.

  • by Shane Wright and Jennifer Duke
'Mixed messaging' from state and federal governments over airport rail: Combet
Infrastructure

'Mixed messaging' from state and federal governments over airport rail: Combet

Greg Combet says there's no shortage of capital for infrastructure, but wants clearer instructions about which projects the super industry should get behind.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Topping up your super has major benefits
Opinion
Opinion

Topping up your super has major benefits

Even if compulsory super rises to 12 per cent, studies have shown that it may not be enough to fund a "comfortable" retirement

  • by Charlotte Grieve
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Super fund CEOs call for certainty around employer contribution rises
Coronavirus pandemic

Super fund CEOs call for certainty around employer contribution rises

Super fund bosses have called on the Morrison government to provide certainty around the planned rise of the superannuation guarantee as the sector braces for more early withdrawals as workers struggle through the pandemic.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
'Hugely disruptive': Combet accuses Liberal MPs of undermining super system
Super wars

'Hugely disruptive': Combet accuses Liberal MPs of undermining super system

The Industry Super Australia chairman says their push for rule changes could put at risk $19.5 billion of planned infrastructure and property investment by industry super funds.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Super giant HESTA divests coal, commits to 'net zero' investments by 2050
HESTA

Super giant HESTA divests coal, commits to 'net zero' investments by 2050

The super fund for healthcare workers has tightened its climate change policy and started divesting from thermal coal companies.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Super returns at risk from climate inaction, study finds
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Ethical investing

Super returns at risk from climate inaction, study finds

Financial modelling by investment consulting firm JANA has found superannuation returns could suffer from government inaction on climate change.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Liberal MPs back proposal for first-home buyers to access superannuation
Property market

Liberal MPs back proposal for first-home buyers to access superannuation

Liberal MPs across the country are backing changes to allow workers to tap into their superannuation balances to buy a first home.

  • by Jennifer Duke