policy and advocacy priorities

Policy Positions

A primary role of Women in Super (WIS) is advocating on issues relating to women and their superannuation. WIS is regularly invited to meet with political leaders, feature on policy roundtables and submit policy submissions to the government.

The credibility that WIS has as the thought leader in gender equality in super has been built from decades of advocacy work. It is a privilege to be a leader on the national stage and for WIS to be taken seriously as a strong voice, representing the best interests of all Australians, especially women.

Below are the current policy positions:

Past campaigns

Keep Super Fair

The Keep Super Fair campaign was created specifically to retain the Low Income Super Contribution (LISC). By galvanizing support from the super industry and general public, the Keep Super Fair campaign resulted in over 28,000 signatures and almost as many letters sent to MPs and Senators requesting their support. These efforts saw the LISC retained (renaming it to the LISTO – Low Income Super Tax Offset in the 2016 Budget).

This was a great win for Women in Super and highlighted the impact and influence that the network has nationally.

Research and Submissions

Women in Super participates in a range of research programs and undertakes a number of submissions annually on a on a wide range of topics including women, workforce participation, superannuation, tax changes and the Federal Budget.

The direction for our submissions and policy positions is developed and overseen by our Policy Committee and National Board of Directors.

To find out more about our research and recent submissions, click here.

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