- 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.