Submission on Improved Superannuation Transparency

National Seniors highlights the need for consistency of information contained on the superannuation product dashboards and the more detailed product disclosure statements so consumers are not misled or confused.

Submission to lifting the professional, ethical and educational standards in the financial services industry

Submission in response to the  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services' inquiry into proposals to lift the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry (PJC).  The PJC report outlines a comprehensive model to increase the professional standards of advisers, involving a co-regulatory approach where Government, professional associations, industry and academia all work in partnership.

Submission to the Review of Retirement Income Stream Regulation

Submission in response to regulatory barriers restricting the availability of relevant and appropriate income stream products in the Australian market; and the minimum payment amounts for account-based pensions, to assess their appropriateness in light of current financial market conditions.

Submission to Tax Review Discussion Paper

National Seniors argues the case for fundamental reform of Australia’s tax system, rather than mere refinement.  While Australia’s federal system presents significant challenge to the achievement of comprehensive tax reform, the Australian people are entitled to expect leadership from their governments to address these fundamental challenges in the national interest.

National Seniors holds inaugural Policy Congress meeting

National Seniors’ new Policy Congress, comprised of representatives from around Australia, has convened in Brisbane for the first time.

A key activity of the policy congress is to provide advice to the National Seniors’ board on issues affecting the over 50s.

Participants included National Seniors directors, volunteer state/territory Policy Advisory Group chairs and metropolitan and regional members drawn through an expression of interest process.

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