Policy & Research

We undertake evidence-based advocacy to influence public policy settings which ensure the best retirement outcomes for fund members.

Policy Principles

ASFA is guided by seven policy principles which underpin and support the development of consistent policy.


The ASFA Policy team advocates for a sustainable system that improves equity, efficiency, confidence and adequacy. In doing so, we regularly lodge policy and technical submissions to government and regulators.

Research And Papers

The ASFA research centre is the heart of our advocacy activities. Our research forms the basis of ASFA submissions and improves awareness of issues impacting the industry.

Best Practice Papers

ASFA’s Best Practice Papers provide funds and service providers with information about an array of concepts, processes and methodologies to address relevant issues.

Policy Councils

ASFA’s Policy Councils, made up of representatives from all industry sectors, drive and develop policy projects.

ASFA Insurance in superannuation guidance notes

ASFA Guidance Notes are intended to provide superannuation trustees and funds with information about ways of doing things that work.