Industry News

Federal Budget 2017

10/05/2017
Measures to tackle home affordability were a key focus of this year’s Federal Budget, along with a company tax cut, an increase in the Medicare levy, changes to school funding models and the introduction of a new bank levy.


WA Super wins Best capital stable super fund

23/08/2016


What does Brexit mean for your super?

28/06/2016
On Thursday 23 June, a referendum was held in the United Kingdom (UK) regarding leaving or staying in the European Union (EU). The British people have now voted and the outcome was a majority voting to leave the EU.


Federal Budget 2016

04/05/2016
A number of key superannuation changes were announced in last night’s Federal Budget, making this a very significant Budget for superannuation.


Explanation of indirect cost ratios

14/12/2015
WA Super's underlying costs are not actually increasing to the extent that the change in indirect cost ratios (ICRs) would indicate.


WA Super appoints Towers Watson as asset consultant

15/10/2015
West Australian based super fund WA Super has appointed Towers Watson as asset consultant of its investment portfolio.


WA Super appoints J.P.Morgan as custodian

24/08/2015
West Australian based super fund WA Super has appointed J.P. Morgan Investor Services as custodian of its $2.5 billion investment portfolio.


Free ATO SuperStream information session in Bunbury

14/04/2015
The date for employers to be SuperStream ready is fast approaching. To help employers get ready for the changes to how superannuation is paid, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is hosting a free breakfast information session in Bunbury on Monday 20 April.


Women's day - Super Sorter Power Hour

03/03/2015
This year in the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is urging all women to take 60 minutes out of their day to sort their superannuation in the 'Super Sorter Power Hour'.


WA Super now accepting KiwiSaver transfers - Media release

28/10/2014
WA Super is thrilled to announce they will accept eligible contributions transferred from KiwiSaver.


WA Super announces new look Board.

10/07/2014
WA Super today announced its new look Trustee Board.

The appointments of Simon Withers, Therese Ryan, Sharon Hicks and David Moroney add significant depth to an already-experienced team.


Protecting you and your family - do you have the right insurance?

23/05/2014
Retirement is about enjoying the rewards earned through hard work and sacrifice. You have spent years building assets to provide your family with a comfortable life and years planning to create a comfortable retirement for yourself.


Take 5! Federal Budget 2014

22/05/2014
Each month we will explore a different topic in Take 5! This month we look at 5 of the most important changes announced in the 2014 Federal Budget.


Protecting your future - do you have the right insurance?

20/05/2014


Protecting your lifestyle - do you have the right insurance?

20/05/2014


Federal Budget 2014 Rumour Mill

28/04/2014
While many across the country took advantage of the alignment of Easter and Anzac Day to take an extended break, speculation in relation to the Federal Budget to be handed down on 13 May continued unabated.


2013 Federal Budget

15/05/2013
The 2013 Federal Budget announcements made on 14 May were largely non-surprising with virtually all major announcements from a wealth perspective, having been rumoured and confirmed in the days and weeks leading up to this night.


ATO advice to employers on new super obligations, 01 May 2013

02/05/2013
The Tax Office has announced that it will issue advices to Australian business owners on new superannuation obligations to ensure they are adequately prepared.


The Government's proposed reforms to Australia's superannuation system

11/04/2013
Recently the Government announced a number of future reforms to Australia’s superannuation system. These proposed reforms are focussed on the fairness, sustainability and efficiency of the superannuation system. However, most importantly, these changes are not yet law, and the Government has indicated it is unlikely they will be introduced into Parliament before the Federal election in September 2013. They will instead form part of the Government’s election policy platform.


New market leading 3 year fixed rate for WA Local Super Members

25/02/2013
ME Bank has further reduced it’s 3-year fixed Super Members Home Loan (SMHL) Standard Home Loan rate to 4.99% p.a. (comparison rate 5.66% p.a.).

This is currently the lowest 3-year fixed home loan rate in the market and the lowest ME Bank has ever offered.


ME Bank launches lowest home loan rate ever.

11/09/2012
ME Bank has today reduced its Super Members Home Loan Standard Home Loan^ three-year fixed rate to 5.39% p.a., which is the lowest rate currently on the market, and
the lowest ME Bank has ever offered since becoming a bank in 2001.


Federal Budget 2012

09/04/2012
On 8 May 2012, the Federal Government handed down its Budget for 2012/13.

It would be fair to say that everyone will be impacted in some way by the measures contained in the Budget itself, or by other recent announcements from the Government that will apply from 1 July 2012.