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Industry ready for the next level of collaboration: ASFA

Media Release 1 August 2013

1 August 2013

Industry ready for the next level of collaboration: ASFA

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has today announced that it will convene an industry wide forum to create a mechanism for dialogue between all industry bodies which have an interest in superannuation public policy.

CEO Ms Pauline Vamos says ASFA has long-advocated for a collaborative approach when it comes to superannuation policy.

“For over 50 years, ASFA has brought all sectors of superannuation together to deliver outcomes that are in the best interests of fund members. For some time now we have been advocating for other industry bodies to work together, particularly when it comes to the big picture issues in superannuation.

“We are heartened by the announcement from the Financial Services Council and the Industry Super Network today that they are ending their public skirmishes and intend to work together in the interests of fund members.

“As a result we feel that the stage is set for the next level of collaboration amongst all interested parties, from the larger funds that they represent through to smaller funds, SMSFs, financial planners, actuaries, investment consultants and many more.”

ASFA will be writing to all stakeholders to convene this forum which will act as a clearing house for policy discussion.

“It’s important the industry shows policy makers and the community that it can work together to ensure our superannuation system is sustainable now and into the future, and delivers an adequate income for all Australians to live a comfortable retirement.”

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Chikarovski, Media Manager, 0451 949 300

About ASFA

ASFA is the peak policy, research and advocacy body for Australia’s superannuation industry. It is a not-for-profit, sector-neutral, and non-party political national organisation whose aim is to advance effective retirement outcomes for members of funds through research, advocacy and the development of policy and industry best practice.

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