- 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.
- 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.
- 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.