Industry News

Goodbye and thank you from WA Super CEO, Fabian Ross

It has been a phenomenal 4 years, and I couldn’t be prouder of what our team has achieved for our members over the years.

Welcome to the final edition of WA Super news

After nearly 4 years as the WA Super CEO, it is time to say my final farewell. As you know, on 3 December 2020 WA Super will merge with Aware Super.

Merger Related Service Interruptions

Prior to the merger some services will face interruptions. Read up on when services will become unavailable.

Diversified Investment performance update

A surge in new global COVID cases continue led by developed countries notably Europe and the US.

Changes to Super Solutions investment options and fees

After the WA Super and Aware Super merger, your WA Super investment(s) will be transferred across to the closest equivalent investment option(s) in Aware Super, to ensure that the investment objectives and underlying asset allocation remain broadly aligned without materially changing your risk profile.

Changes to Retirement Solutions investment options and fees

With the merger getting closer with each passing day, it’s time to find out how retirement investment options and fees will change.

Merger Related Changes to Insurance

Read up on how WA Super members’ insurance will change when they merge into Aware Super.

Meet the new WA State Manager for Aware Super

When WA Super merges with Aware Super, many of our member-facing staff will stay on to help members from Aware Super’s new WA Office – the current WA Super office.

Benefits of merging (infographic)

There are many reasons why WA Super is merging with Aware Super. We've compiled just a few in a fun infographic

Financial Wellbeing – Resolving a major source of stress

In recent months we’ve seen significant job losses or reductions in working hours in the Australian community; this has led to a rise in people who are feeling financially stressed.

The cost of aged care – tips for affording quality care

They say money doesn’t buy happiness, but it certainly gives you options, particularly when it comes to care.

Tax matters - get some tax back!

Here's 2 great ways some Australian can claim back tax in the 19/20 financial year

How the new $25,000 HomeBuilder works

What’s not to love about government hand-outs? Especially when it can help you build a dream home.

Spouse contribution and work test changes to improve retirement savings

Recent changes were made to super to help Australians boost their retirement savings by giving them greater flexibility as they near their retirement years.

Your Annual Statement is coming soon

We are targeting the end of September to get your Annual Statement to you, however, please refer to our website for a confirmed date.

Investment performance update

Despite the very volatile financial year we have experienced, our investment performance on a comparative basis has been strong compared to other super funds.

Ongoing webinars for members in late-2020

We will continue to offer our range of educational webinars during this time of uncertainty, so you can still learn about managing your super and retirement at a safe distance.

Support WA businesses with a holiday in WA

In the age of COVID, holidays are still on … in WA!

WA Super and First State Super merger set to proceed

First State Super and WA Super have today confirmed that they will proceed with their proposed merger, which is expected to be finalised by 30 November 2020.

Your questions answered about Coronavirus and Super

Got questions about your super that relate to the Coronavirus? See our FAQs page.

Annual automatic opportunity to increase your insurance cover

If you have Death and/or Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance cover with WA Super, you may have the option to increase your insurance cover without the need for underwriting.

Welcome to the Autumn edition of retiree news for 2020

As we start to consider how to emerge from our COVID-19 hideouts, and re-establish our new normal, I want to firstly acknowledge the people of WA Super. They have always put our members first, and this crisis has been no different.

Changes to pension drawdown amounts

From 25 March 2020, the Government announced that it has temporarily reduced the minimum drawdown requirements for account based pensions.

Why it’s important to have a Will when it comes to super

Australia is experiencing one of the largest inter-generational wealth transfers in our history put simply, lots of people are getting an inheritance.

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Members news for 2020

Up-to-date, relevant and useful information has been key to keeping members informed. This is why over the last few weeks, to further support our members, our website has been updated regularly with useful articles available.

Super scams: what are they and how do you avoid them?

Scams are on the rise due to COVID-19. It is important that you know the signs of a scam, what to look out for and the simple steps you can take to protect your super.

End of financial year

Times have been tough recently, and the thought of adding more to your super may be the last thing on your mind, or even last on your list of financial priorities. However, with the end of the financial year fast approaching, you may be looking to take advantage of the Government’s generous tax concessions relevant to superannuation.

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Employer news for 2020

As Western Australian businesses start to assess their return to office strategies since the worldwide disruption of COVID-19, I want to acknowledge the people of WA Super who have diligently been working from home for the past 8 weeks.

Stay informed with our webinars in mid-2020

With the global pandemic changing daily, we've changed the way we support you in this current environment. We are offering a range of educational webinars so you can still learn about managing your super and retirement at a safe distance.

What should you do if you have switched to Cash?

You may believe that by switching to cash you’ll be protected against further falls from investment markets, it also means that you may miss out when markets recover or bounce back.

WA Super Performance Update

The recent health and economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on equity markets. But it’s not all bad news.

What is the future of the super industry?

Has COVID-19 changed the way we save for our future forever? Fabian Ross talks to James Lush from Lush Media about super into the future.

Coronavirus and early access to your super

If you are experiencing financial stress as a result of coronavirus, you may be able to obtain early access to your superannuation.

Why are bond returns negative in March?

As markets across the world are coming to grips with the escalating COVID 19 pandemic, liquidity has become scarce and basic market functions have been impaired. Prices everywhere are no longer about fundamentals or valuation, but instead are being driven by non-economic considerations

Should you switch to a more conservative investment option in volatile markets?

In an environment like this, there is often an instinct to attempt to limit losses and avoid further volatility by switching to conservative or defensive investment options, like a Cash Option. There are three very important considerations when thinking about a switch to a more conservative investment option.

Coronavirus and Investment market video update

A special update on investment markets from our Chief Investment Officer and what you can do

Update on investment market turmoil and what options you should consider

As worry about the expected impact to global economies from Coronavirus intensifies, share markets have experienced a sharp sell-off. For most of WA Super’s members, the most appropriate response is likely to be ...

WA Super in merger discussions with First State Super

We’re pleased to announce we’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to begin merger discussions with First State Super.

How is Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting your super investments?

The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and its impact on global economic activity has troubled investors and created uncertainty and speculation in the media following recent equity market falls.

A date you won't regret this Valentine's Day

Set up a date with your super today, it may make all the difference.

Welcome to the Summer edition of Employer news for 2020

Reflecting on 2019, WA Super investments returned positive results, proving to be the best year for super fund returns since 2013.

Our SuperClick advice tool is winning awards

If you haven’t yet tried our SuperClick advice tool, then now is the time. Because it is winning industry awards!

Welcome to the Summer edition of Member News for 2020

And just like that, the decade is over, and a new one begins! So as 2020 kicks off, I want to remind you that the team at WA Super is here to help you achieve your retirement goals.

Welcome to the Summer edition of Retiree news for 2020

I want to remind you that the team at WA Super is here to help you achieve your retirement goals. We are passionate about our super and are working behind the scenes to deliver value to you.

2020... make it super!

So what were your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions? And how many have you managed to stick to? Luckily, getting on top of your super is something you can do any time of the year.

Super Summer Smoothie

Looking for a super summer treat? Look no further than our super summer smoothie recipe

What’s so great about Income Streams

Income Streams (sometimes called superannuation or allocated pensions) remain one of the great unknowns when we talk to our members about retirement. So today we want to demystify Income Streams, explain some of the benefits and how an Income Stream may help you in retirement.

Our SuperClick advice tool is winning awards

In December 2019, we were thrilled that our online advice tool won the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) Best Member Facing Project award.

WA Super App coming soon

Exciting news! We are close to launching our new mobile App which will make it easier than ever to quickly check your super balance, make a change or see your transactions.

Important changes to automatic insurance cover

Federal Government changes have been put in place to prevent the erosion of super account balances of members who are paying insurance premiums for cover they don’t need or want.

Offering tailored support for employers

If you need someone you can trust to provide your people with education on financial matters and ways to reach their retirement dream, then WA Super is here for that.

Nowhere to hide – The 2020 Investment Conundrum

The past decade has been the best 10-year stock market run for numerous global equity markets since the 1900s. However, we do not expect this to be the new norm.

Seminars in early 2020

Throughout the year, WA Super present a range of super and retirement seminars created to help you make the most of your super and achieve your retirement dream.

First Home Super Saver Scheme

When it comes to our younger members, we get told: “I can’t put extra into super because I’m saving to buy my first home”. This is where the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme comes in. It’s a mouthful, but it can help you save you a bucket-load of money!

Welcome to the Spring edition of Employer News for 2019

As we begin to wrap up 2019, I wanted to share a few important highlights and updates from the year. We’ve seen a significant number of ups and downs across the financial services industry.

Welcome to the Spring edition of Member News for 2019

Another quarter has flown by and we’re now officially hurtling towards the end of the year. We’ve got plenty of important updates for you, including our strong end-of-financial-year returns.

Exciting new move to invest locally

WA Super is embarking on a unique opportunity to make a positive impact in Western Australia, for Western Australians, with WA Super members to be the first in the state indirectly involved in...

Financial and family issues remain the leading causes of stress amongst Australians

The findings are dramatic with 79% of people with debt losing sleep which in turn affects their mental health and ability to stay focused on the job (those with financial worries are 7.6 times more likely not to finish their daily tasks).

Welcome to the Spring edition of Retiree News for 2019

This is our very first Retiree News, which has been introduced after member feedback stating that our Super News content wasn’t relevant to everyone. We have therefore tailored our quarterly newsletters and hope you enjoy the content in this new edition.

Insurance and investment cost changes

There are updates to our investment fees and upcoming changes to our insurance premiums and policy terms for the Death, Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) Insurance and Income Protection (IP) offered by WA Super. The insurance changes will take effect from 4 November 2019 and we are currently writing to all members to advise of the changes.

Why risk matters when looking at returns

We get it, returns are important. When it comes to comparing returns across super funds, it’s important to compare investment options that have similar risk profiles.

Maybe try asking the right people about your Super?

Ever wanted to see into your future? Well now you can (sort of) with our new SuperClick Advice tool.

Super results from our super survey

In May, WA Super reached out to our members asking for feedback through our annual Member Experience Survey. Nearly three thousand valued members took the time to respond to our survey.

Do you have a Financial Adviser?

Do you have a Financial Adviser that oversees your WA Super account? If you do, that is great news! They can now access the important information about your account anytime and anywhere via our new Adviser portal.

Big Super Day Out success, but more to be done

WA Super was proud to be involved in the First Nations Foundation initiative to reunite indigenous West Australians with their super. Our WA Super team headed north to Broome and Kununurra to provide much-needed financial information and counselling to people who may not have the same access to services that other Australians have.

Your 2019 Annual Statement is coming

We are aiming to get your Annual statement to you by the end of September but keep an eye on our website for a confirmed date.

WA Super launches new Adviser Portal

WA Super has launched a new digital platform to better support its adviser partners in their interactions with members.

Big Super Day Out

Attending this year’s Big Super Day Out meant our WA Super team got to spend time talking to Indigenous people, sharing stories, whilst reconnecting them with their super.

This picture paints a thousand dollars.

If we knew in our youth what we know today, everything would be different, right? We would have asked Ella Grace out on a date, we would have gone on that trip to Mexico, we would have taken that job up north. And today we’d be in a better place.

Healthy investing is as important as healthy eating

Vegies are boring. Broccoli. Beets. Brussel Sprouts.. All boring. Grains are also boring and, like quinwa... qeenua… keanhua… unspellable. Bear with us, you’ll finally understand boring investments after reading this.

Why super is, well, super

Superannuation, for most people, most of the time and for most of their lives is boring.

End this financial year with a bounce in your step... and your super.

The end of the financial year is a good time to think about how you could grow your super. Here are some options you could consider to give your super a nice little boost.

Super can make the future nice and boring

Everyone’s doing their best to use less paper and plastic. Thing is, the paper cup you used back in 1999 has only just finished decomposing*.

Your KiwiSaver is lonely back in New Zealand

New Zealand is a super-interesting place. It has the world’s steepest residential street . You’ll find it in Dunedin where, up until recently, it was home to the annual Jaffa Race.

Protecting Your Super (PYS) changes ahead for your employees

This is the sentiment of the new Protecting Your Super (PYS) legislation, which comes into effect on 1 July 2019.

Welcome to the Winter edition of Employer News for 2019

It’s nearly that special time of year again. Yes it’s coming up to 30 June when things get a little crazy busy!

Super Seminars

Financial literacy and education is important to us. We offer seminars to help you provide opportunities for your employees to gain a better financial literacy and improve their financial well being. We can help by showing members how small change can make a big difference.

Financial wellness in your workplace with ME

ME is a bank with a difference. ME want to liberate Australians from financial worries and help them get ahead.

They want to make things easier for everyone – by putting their dreams within reach, and letting them live the lives they really want.

End of financial year

With the end of financial year fast approaching, there are some important cut off dates you need to be aware of.

Protecting Your Super (PYS) changes ahead

This is the sentiment of the new Protecting Your Super (PYS) legislation, which comes into effect on 1 July 2019.

WA Super investment performance update – boringly great results

Super may be boring – but investment performance and the returns you get on your money is certainly not!

Welcome to the Autumn edition of SuperNews for 2019

What a busy quarter it has been!

At WA Super, we have been very busy trying to meet our member’s needs in improving our range of services and the products we offer you. For our efforts, we were recently recognised as a finalist for both the Best Small Fund and Chief Investment Office of the year.

A little boring now, a big reward later.

Retirement. So far away / terrifyingly near (please scribble out the one that doesn’t apply to you). According to the experts of boring super, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), the amount needed for a comfortable retirement is $640,000 for couples and $545,000 for singles.

Superannuation. For Her.

Crack out your pink pens and your lady-calculators, it’s time to talk superannuation.
We know. Boring. (And rather condescending if we’re honest, so let’s cut that right out). What isn’t boring however, is the fact that on average, women’s Super balances are 64% lower than men’s*.

Tidy up your finances like Marie Kondo

Letting go can be liberating. In partnership with Industry super fund-owned bank ME, we look at four ways to declutter your finances, inspired by tidying guru Marie Kondo.

Reliable performance in uncertain times

At WA Super, we ended the 2018 calendar year with positive returns despite poor performance of the local and overseas stock markets in the last quarter.

WA Super awarded 5 stars for outstanding membership investment options

WA Super has received the highest Heron Partnership Quality 5 Star Ratings for its outstanding Superannuation Product and five stars for its MySuper product.

Welcome to the Summer edition of Employer News for 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the year we have all had.

Much has happened this year, so it’s important for all of us, even in our busy lives to stop and take a breath and acknowledge the past events and clear a space for future plans.

WA economy is back from the brink, says CCI Chief Economist, Rick Newnham

The Western Australian economy is back from the brink and optimism is returning to businesses and households alike.

Signs are optimistic for the future in WA, not just as a result of our State’s rejuvenated resources sector, but in sectors where industry and government are working together to diversify the economy.

Sign up for our new roadshow and reunite your staff with $18 billion in lost super!

Our Employer Relationship team have been rolling out a new Find and Combine roadshow to many of our default employers.

This roadshow is aimed at reuniting our members, your staff, with any super they may have lost track of!

Triple the stress for women, but most super balances are too low

With many women earning generally less than men, having career breaks or working part-time for their kids, it’s probably no surprise that they may feel financially vulnerable. On top of that, women typically live longer than men; so it’s a triple whammy of possible financial stress factors.

WA Super awarded for best over the phone advice

WA Super has taken out the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Best Member Facing Project Award, for the Simple Super Advice product; providing advice at no extra cost to its members seeking to make investment decisions leading to retirement.

The Western Australian economy is back from the brink

The Western Australian economy is back from the brink and optimism is returning to businesses and households alike.

Signs are optimistic for the future in WA, not just as a result of our State’s rejuvenated resources sector, but in sectors where industry and government are working together to diversify the economy.

Welcome to the Summer edition of SuperNews for 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the year we have all had.
Much has happened this year, so it’s important for all of us, even in our own busy lives to stop and take a breath and acknowledge the past events and clear a space for future plans.

Mental illness: Fact v Fiction

Talking about mental illness can be tough – especially when public perceptions about mental illness are unhelpful or even misguided. As your super fund, we’re here to support you and your family in the good times and the bad.

Improving our products and services

We‘ve been working hard to enhance and improve the products available to you. We have outlined some important information about fee changes within both our Super Solutions and Retirement Solutions product as well as details of some improved services.

Take the plunge: understanding risk vs return

Risk is part of life. Every day, we’re confronted by decisions that relate to risk; sometimes these fall within our comfort zone and sometimes outside it. Our comfort zone is the yardstick with which we measure our attitude to risk.

Rely on super, not housing growth or inheritance

With less than a third of Western Australian households following a disciplined budget and saving regularly, it’s no surprise that 72 percent of Aussies are relying on housing capital growth for their financial future.

Keep Calm and Stay Boring

It is normal to feel anxious about the drama and turmoil that happens during uncertain market conditions which we are currently experiencing. Although super is generally seen as boring, it certainly isn’t feeling very boring right now.

Strong returns continue

At WA Super, we ended the 2017/18 financial year with some solid returns.

The Royal Commission update

WA Super is aware of the Royal Commission activity that is currently underway. As a member focused not-for-profit super fund, we support the scrutiny on financial services and the superannuation industry where the outcomes will ultimately benefit members.

Welcome to the Winter edition of SuperNews for 2018

As we say goodbye to last financial year and welcome in 2018-19, I just wanted to update you on the changing landscape in the superannuation industry.

1 in 2 Aussies have lost super. Find yours today.

Right now there's billions in lost super sitting around in the Australian Taxation Office’s coffers unclaimed.

Boosting your retirement nest egg

The Federal Government seems always to be tinkering with some element of super.

What’s your excuse for not learning to make better financial decisions?

Here’s a startling statistic: over a third of Aussies learn about personal financial management for the first time when they’re an adult.

Member survey

As part of our ongoing commitment to measure and improve our member’s experience with us, we have partnered with an independent research company Customer Service Benchmarking Australia (CSBA) to conduct a short phone survey with some of our members.

Optimism shines

WA has hit the bottom of the business investment cliff and it’s all uphill from here, says CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham

Peace of mind - ASFA Superfunds Magazine

WA Super CEO Fabian Ross is on a mission to help members, employer groups, and the broader community understand the power of financial well-being. By BEN POWER.

Take advantage of our insurance offer!

In June and July every year, we run a special offer that gives insured members the opportunity to request an additional $60,000 of Death cover or Death and Total and Permanent Disability cover without undergoing a full assessment.

Tips to boost your super before the end of the financial year

The end of the 2017/18 financial year is approaching fast, so now might be a good time to make the most out of your super before 30 June.

CEO welcome to Employers

We are heading towards the end of the financial year and what a year it has been. As we draw closer we want to encourage all employers to prepare for the end of the financial year (EOFY) so you meet your super obligations.

End of financial year update

The end of the financial year will be here before we know it, so it’s important to be aware of all the key activities including employer contribution deadlines.

The Banking Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has generated a lot of disturbing news in the financial services sector.

2018/19 Federal Budget overview

Tackling multiple superannuation accounts, changing insurance for younger and inactive members, as well as increasing restrictions on superannuation fees were the key superannuation measures announced in the 2018/19 Federal Budget.

We're making changes for the better

WA Super is excited to announce we’re switching to SuperChoice*, a state-of-the-art clearing house service provider!

Boost your super to boost your retirement

Your employer contributions alone are unlikely to be enough for you to live your retirement dream, but there are other ways you can grow your super balance. Let’s look at the two types of contributions.

Infrastructure WA needs to be an independent voice

The State Government is on the cusp of delivering one of its major election promises – establishing Infrastructure WA.

Welcome to our new Concept One members

Over the last 10 years, there has been significant consolidation in the superannuation industry.

Welcome to the Autumn edition of SuperNews for 2017

As we close in on the end of financial year, its a great time to do perform a super health check. Are you adequately insured? Are you making extra contributions to boost your super? Is it time to get some sort of Financial Advice?

Do you have enough insurance to protect what matters most?

In our last newsletter, we discussed the types of cover you could automatically receive as a member of WA Super. And while this provides an important safety net, it does not take into account your individual needs.

First Home Super Saver Scheme

The great Australian dream of breaking into the property market is getting tougher for young Australians. House prices continue to surpass income levels, meaning saving for a home deposit is stopping many from entering the housing market.

WA business confidence on four-year high

WA business confidence reached a four-year high in the December 2017 quarter.

The latest WA Super – CCI Survey of Business Confidence is the only index in the country that provides a snapshot specifically of WA economic conditions and business expectations.

WA Super is moving offices.

We are excited to announce that WA Super is moving offices!

What's happening with Equity Markets?

Between Friday 2 February and Monday 5 February, a number of global equity market indices dropped by between 2%-5% including a fall of over 1,000 points on the Dow Jones on 5 February.

Welcome to the Summer edition of Employer News for 2017

As the year draws to a close, it is good to reflect on the year we all have had and what we can look forward to in 2018. I hope you have had a great year in all things family, health and career.

Welcome to the Summer edition of Super News for 2017

As the year draws to a close, it is good to reflect on the year we have all had and what we can look forward to in 2018. I hope you have had a great year in all things family, health and career. Your super certainly has had a great year. 

WA Super launches Impact Investing investment option - an Australian first

WA Super has relaunched its Sustainable Future investment option to be even more sustainable with a focus on investments that promote global change through impact investing, the first of its kind in Australia.

What is my insurance cover through WA Super?

As a member of WA Super you will be automatically assessed for Basic Cover, which includes Life insurance, Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance, and Income Protection for eligible members.

Foundations for growth

WA business has shown resilience after tough economic times and is increasingly optimistic about growth prospects, says Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Economist Rick Newnham

Business confidence bounces back

Business confidence in Western Australia has not only bounced back, it is the highest it has been in almost three years.

Concept One Super and WA Super Merger

Perth based superannuation funds, Concept One and WA Super have today announced their intention to merge. The agreement will involve Concept One members being merged into WA Super, building the scale and efficiency of Western Australia’s only, not for profit, public offer super fund.

CEO welcome to Employers

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Supernews for 2017. Here at WA Super, we are committed to helping your employees achieve their retirement dream. Shortly all members will be receiving their individual annual member statement illustrating where they are on that journey and what they can do to stay on track.

Financial wellbeing and how it affects productivity

“Financial stressors are not only negatively impacting employees, but are costing employers,” said Paul Owen, General Manager – Client Services at WA Super.

WA State Budget 2017

With the release of the WA State Budget recently, the Treasurer announced that all sections of the WA Community would be impacted. Here are some of the key take-outs

CEO welcome to members

Welcome to the first edition of Supernews for 2017. This year has been a big year on many fronts. Whether it be in local or international politics, the economy, investment markets and even the weather, there has been lot happening in WA, Australia and around the world. And with superannuation, we know there is never a dull moment.

Insurance changes – Your questions answered

We have had many member enquiries about the insurance changes that came into effect from 1 July 2017, so hopefully this overview of the changes will assist you in understanding what has happened and how it might impact you.

WA economy finding its ‘new normal’ - CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham

While we may need to recalibrate our expectations, it’s not all doom and gloom, says CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham.

Federal Budget 2017

Measures to tackle home affordability were a key focus of this year’s Federal Budget, along with a company tax cut, an increase in the Medicare levy, changes to school funding models and the introduction of a new bank levy.

WA Super wins Best capital stable super fund


What does Brexit mean for your super?

On Thursday 23 June, a referendum was held in the United Kingdom (UK) regarding leaving or staying in the European Union (EU). The British people have now voted and the outcome was a majority voting to leave the EU.

Federal Budget 2016

A number of key superannuation changes were announced in last night’s Federal Budget, making this a very significant Budget for superannuation.

Explanation of indirect cost ratios

WA Super's underlying costs are not actually increasing to the extent that the change in indirect cost ratios (ICRs) would indicate.

WA Super appoints Towers Watson as asset consultant

West Australian based super fund WA Super has appointed Towers Watson as asset consultant of its investment portfolio.

WA Super appoints J.P.Morgan as custodian

West Australian based super fund WA Super has appointed J.P. Morgan Investor Services as custodian of its $2.5 billion investment portfolio.

Free ATO SuperStream information session in Bunbury

The date for employers to be SuperStream ready is fast approaching. To help employers get ready for the changes to how superannuation is paid, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is hosting a free breakfast information session in Bunbury on Monday 20 April.

Women's day - Super Sorter Power Hour

This year in the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is urging all women to take 60 minutes out of their day to sort their superannuation in the 'Super Sorter Power Hour'.

WA Super now accepting KiwiSaver transfers - Media release

WA Super is thrilled to announce they will accept eligible contributions transferred from KiwiSaver.

WA Super announces new look Board.

WA Super today announced its new look Trustee Board.

The appointments of Simon Withers, Therese Ryan, Sharon Hicks and David Moroney add significant depth to an already-experienced team.

Protecting you and your family - do you have the right insurance?

Retirement is about enjoying the rewards earned through hard work and sacrifice. You have spent years building assets to provide your family with a comfortable life and years planning to create a comfortable retirement for yourself.

Take 5! Federal Budget 2014

Each month we will explore a different topic in Take 5! This month we look at 5 of the most important changes announced in the 2014 Federal Budget.

Protecting your future - do you have the right insurance?


Protecting your lifestyle - do you have the right insurance?


Federal Budget 2014 Rumour Mill

While many across the country took advantage of the alignment of Easter and Anzac Day to take an extended break, speculation in relation to the Federal Budget to be handed down on 13 May continued unabated.

2013 Federal Budget

The 2013 Federal Budget announcements made on 14 May were largely non-surprising with virtually all major announcements from a wealth perspective, having been rumoured and confirmed in the days and weeks leading up to this night.

ATO advice to employers on new super obligations, 01 May 2013

The Tax Office has announced that it will issue advices to Australian business owners on new superannuation obligations to ensure they are adequately prepared.

The Government's proposed reforms to Australia's superannuation system

Recently the Government announced a number of future reforms to Australia’s superannuation system. These proposed reforms are focussed on the fairness, sustainability and efficiency of the superannuation system. However, most importantly, these changes are not yet law, and the Government has indicated it is unlikely they will be introduced into Parliament before the Federal election in September 2013. They will instead form part of the Government’s election policy platform.

New market leading 3 year fixed rate for WA Local Super Members

ME Bank has further reduced it’s 3-year fixed Super Members Home Loan (SMHL) Standard Home Loan rate to 4.99% p.a. (comparison rate 5.66% p.a.).

This is currently the lowest 3-year fixed home loan rate in the market and the lowest ME Bank has ever offered.

ME Bank launches lowest home loan rate ever.

ME Bank has today reduced its Super Members Home Loan Standard Home Loan^ three-year fixed rate to 5.39% p.a., which is the lowest rate currently on the market, and
the lowest ME Bank has ever offered since becoming a bank in 2001.

Federal Budget 2012

On 8 May 2012, the Federal Government handed down its Budget for 2012/13.

It would be fair to say that everyone will be impacted in some way by the measures contained in the Budget itself, or by other recent announcements from the Government that will apply from 1 July 2012.

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