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Changes to Minimum Pension Drawdown Rates

The Federal Government has announced that the minimum pension drawdown rates will be temporarily halved for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 financial years. This change will provide greater flexibility for retirees who do not wish to sell their investment assets during this time, when the value of those assets is reduced. Does this apply to you? … Read more

Putting Members’ Interests First

No Insurance cover for accounts under $6,000 or if you’re under 25 years of age The Government has recently passed new legislation to ensure that superannuation members with low account balances are not paying premiums for insurance cover that may erode their retirement savings. In accordance with this new legislation, we will be required to automatically … Read more

March 2020 Market Update

We have no doubt that our members are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on our society and economy. The Christian Super investment team have supplied the following market commentary to help explain what is happening and what we might expect to see in the coming weeks and months. Markets are dominated by … Read more

International Women’s Day Interview with Ruth Limkin

On International Women’s Day (8th of March each year), we celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements and help to spread the message of gender equality globally. To mark the occasion for International Women’s Day 2020, we took some time to chat with an inspiring woman and Christian Super Board member, Ruth Limkin about … Read more

Recent Market Volatility

You may have heard that there has been some recent volatility in the share market, which may have impacted your account balance. Read on to learn more about the cause, what we are doing, and how we can help if you have any questions. Why is there currently an increase in market volatility? Unfortunately the … Read more

Your Guide to Our Ethical Index Shares Investment Option

Christian Super recently introduced an Ethical Index Shares investment option which is available to all of our members. While some superannuation funds offer indexed investment options (which you may have heard about if you follow Scott Pape, the ‘Barefoot Investor’), Christian Super is the first and only super fund in Australia to offer an ethically screened indexed investment … Read more

How Your Super is Building Specialised Disability Accommodation

Thousands of Australians living with a significant disability do not have access to housing suited to their unique needs. DPN Casa Capace Disability Housing Trust was conceived to address this major undersupply of housing for Australians requiring Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA), with a focus on working with registered Supported Independent Living providers to construct appropriate … Read more

Protecting Your Super – Low Account Balances

If you have an inactive superannuation account and a low balance, your account will be closed and transferred to the ATO from the 1st April 2020. This is a requirement of the new ‘Protecting Your Super Package (PYS) legislation’. How do I know if this affects me? If you have an account balance that is … Read more