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Sandra Buckley
Women in Super Executive Officer

sbuckley@womeninsuper.com.au
03 8677 3883 or 0419 533 002

Media Releases

2018
  • Media release: 24 May 2018 Women in Super announce the 2018 AGSM @ UNSW Business School Executive Education scholarship winners
    At a luncheon in Sydney today, Women in Super (WIS) and the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) announced the winners of the 2018 WIS and AGSM Executive Education scholarship program. The program, now in its fourth year, provides AGSM leadership Short Courses for four successful WIS members to pursue their professional development.
  • Media release: 3 May 2018 Government must forge ahead with urgent super rise, new figures reveal

    The superannuation savings of a significant proportion of working women would be significantly impacted by the failure to increase the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) to 12 per cent. Rice Warner modelling, commissioned by Women in Super, shows any attempt to completely abandon the SG increase from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent by 2025 would seriously undermine the retirement savings of low and middle income earners. The impact will be especially significant for low and middle income women who take time out of the workforce to raise a family.

  • Media release: 15 February 2018 WIS NSW launches scholarship in partnership with AGSM @ UNSW
    Women in Super NSW and AGSM @ UNSW Business School have launched their 2018 education scholarships for NSW members wishing to further their learning and leadership capabilities this year.
2017
  • Media release: 12 September 2017 Make Super Fair Policy Campaign
    Women in Super calls for urgent changes to boost the superannuation accounts of low income earners with an annual $1000 contribution to help address the growing number of retired women living in poverty.
  • Media release: 16 May 2017 WIS and AGSM @ UNSW Business School Scholarship Winners Announced
    Women in Super and AGSM @ UNSW Business School are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 scholarship program. This year’s recipients were presented at the WIS NSW luncheon with The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales.
  • Media release: 12 May 2017 Response to Budget 2017 

    Women in Super calls for a reinstatement of the women’s budget statement so that the gender impacts of budget policy positions can be understood fully.

  • Media release: 27 April 2017 Call for changes to address the gender super gap 

    Women in Super Executive Officer, Sandra Buckley called for bipartisan support for meaningful changes to superannuation to ensure women can look forward to a comfortable retirement while speaking at the Women, Super and Wealth Summit in Sydney.

  • Media release: 7 March 2017 Removal of the $450 a month threshold
    Women in Super and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) are using International Women's Day as an opportunity to call on the Government to start enacting recommendations from its report into the economic security of women in retirement, 'A husband is not a retirement plan: Achieving economic secuirty for women in retirement'.
  • Media release: 13 February 2017 WIS NSW launches scholarship in partnership with AGSM @ UNSW
    Women in Super NSW and AGSM @ UNSW Business School have launched their 2017 education scholarships for NSW members wishing to further their learning and leadership capabilities this year.
2016
  • Media release: 1 December 2016 WIS Announces a Collective Stand on Domestic Violence
    Women in Super announces that the superannuation industry has taken a collective stance against family and domestic violence to mark the annual 16 day campaign for action against gender-based violence.

  • Media release: 16 August 2016 WIS launches a Domestic Violence Charter
    Women in Super launches a Domestic Violence Charter and calls upon employers to take a stand against family violence.

  • Media release: 4 May 2016 Response to Budget 2016
    Women in Super welcomes the bi-partisan support for superannuation tax relief for low income earners demonstrated by Federal government announcement of the Low Income Super Tax Offset to replace the LISC which was scheduled to end on 1 July 2017.

  • Media release: 29 April 2016 WIS Response to the Senate Inquiry into Women's Economic Security in Retirement report
    Our call to government to make real changes, not just tinkering around the edges to address gender retirement income gap now.
2015
  • Media release: 5 October 2015 New figures point to widening gender retirement savings gap
    New figures suggesting a widening of the gender savings gap at retirement - particularly for women on low incomes - highlight the need for urgent policy action.

  • Media release: 18 August 2015 All-party Inquiry an important step in addressing gender retirement income gap
    Women in Super, a not-for-profit organisation advocating for better retirement outcomes for women, today welcomes the announcement of an all-party Senate Inquiry into the gender retirement income gap. 

  • Media release: 18 August 2015 Looking at the gender gap through the AIST-Mercer Super Tracker
    The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) welcomes the announcement of a Senate Inquiry into impriving retirement outcomes for Austrealian women.

  • Media release: 29 July 2015 Tax Inquiry can help to ensure super delivers for women
    WIS and AIST today supported a Senate review of the retirement savings gap for women and urged the Government to prioritise the tax reform of superannuation as a significant step towards improving retirement outcomes for women.

  • Media release: 23 July 2015 Pink power pays off: 2015 Mother's Day Classic funds announced
    Women in Super Mother's Day Classic has announced a donation of $3.1 million to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund key breast cancer research projects. The figure was raised by more than 130,000 Australians who took part in the 2015 event.

  • Media release: 12 May 2015 Women in Super NSW announce winners of inaugural AGSM scholarship program
    Congratulations to the recipients of the Women in Super (WIS)/AGSM @ UNSW Business School scholarship program that were announced at our WIS NSW luncheon with guest speaker Anne-Marie Corboy on Tuesday 12 May 2015.
  • Media release: 8 March 2015 AIST & WIS release “Gender Equality Wish List” for International Women’s Day
    With the current focus on the future of superannuation and to coincide with International Women's Day, Women in Super and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees have compiled a Wish List to highlight policy changes that could play a major role in ensuring Australian women aren’t left behind in super savings. Our main wishes are retention of the Low Income Superannuation Contribution (LISC) beyond 2017; removal of the $450 monthly income threshold; to pay superannuation on paid parental leave; to apply a gender lens to ANY policy change and increase the SG to 12 per cent under the original timeline.
  • Media release: 6 March 2015 Super women honour Mavis Robertson legacy with inaugural scholarship program
    The Victorian State Committee launches the inaugural Mavis Robertson Scholarship programme and awards four scholarships to members to enable them to further their career development in the superannuation industry. 
  • Media release: 13 February 2015 Navigating and leading in an evolving superannuation landscape
    Women in Super and AGSM @ UNSW Business School have partnered for the first time in offering a number of highly sought after education programs for NSW WIS members wishing to further their learning and leadership capabilities this year.
2014
  • Media release: 8 September 2014 WIS pleased that Low Income Super Contribution remains until 2017 but worried about future
    At the recent Women in Super Board meeting Chair, Cate Wood said that the organisation agreed it was disappointing the Government planned to scrap the Low Income Super Contribution (LISC) after 2017. The LISC currently benefits 3.6 million working Australians, including more than 2 million part-time workers and 1 in 2 working women.
  • Media release: 16 June 2014 WIS backs teachers call to Palmer for fairer super
    Women in Super wholeheartedly supports the Queensland Teachers Union in their call to Clive Palmer and the Palmer United Party senators to block the repeal of the Low Income Superannuation Contribution.
  • Media release: 13 May 2014 Budget signals poverty in retirement for many women
    Women in Super Chair, Cate Wood said the Government’s double whammy of increasing the retirement age to 70 whilst withdrawing up to $500 per year in super from the lowest paid would put many women in a very vulnerable position in their old age and was blatantly unfair.
2013
  • Media release: 12 November 2013 Open letter urges Prime Minister not to impose super tax on low-paid
    On the opening of the 44th Parliament of Australia, more than 50 prominent signatories from the superannuation industry, business, academia, women’s organisations, and policy and community groups have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister urging the coalition to prioritise funding of the Low Income Superannuation Contribution (LISC). 
  • Media release: 31 October 2013 Government urged not to increase the tax on super for 2.1 million women
    Women in Super (WIS) today called on the Government not to repeal the Low Income Superannuation Contribution (LISC), which rebates tax paid on super contributions for 3.6 million Australians on low incomes – 2.1 million of whom are women. 
  • Media release: 28 August 2013 Low income earners deserve a better deal in retirement say super groups 
    AIST and Women in Super have called on the Coalition to reconsider its position on key superannuation policies for low-income earners and women, following the release of its policy costings today.
  • Media release: 5 April 2013 WIS welcomes establishment of a Council of Super Custodians
    Ms Cate Wood, Chair and National Spokesperson for Women in Super welcomed the Minister's announcement regarding the establishment of a Council of Super Custodians and a Charter of Superannuation Adequacy and Sustainability.
  • Media release: 3 April 2013 Super debate causes fear but does nothing to assist women 
    Cate Wood, Chair and National Spokesperson of Women in Super, today said that the fear and hype generated in the past few weeks about the prospect of changes to superannuation in next month’s budget was disappointing.
  • Media release: 11 February 2013 Director scholarship recipients announced
    AIST and Women in Super today announced the recipients of the Super Springboard scholarships.A joint initiative of AIST and WIS, Super Springboard is a 12-month program for women interested in becoming directors of superannuation funds. It offers a comprehensive training program, mentoring and networking opportunities. 

 

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