Super Matters June 2022

Super Matters keeps you informed of the latest news across the super industry, and explores the issues that may affect our employer partners in the higher education and research sectors.

Investment update

Financial markets have been turbulent and it’s natural for some of our members to worry about investment performance. Our teams are here to support and provide advice.     

Legislation update 

Unlike 2021, where the super industry experienced some of the most significant legislative changes in its history, this year the changes are not as big, but still important, and may impact your employees. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at UniSuper

We promote a diverse and inclusive culture that celebrates our differences and empowers our people. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture is a continuous journey, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far. 

‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan

With National Reconciliation Week having just been, we thought it’s a great time to update you on our RAP.

Meet Dani Murrie, Chief Marketing and Growth Officer

Dani’s remit brings together employer partnerships, marketing, digital and product to drive growth for the fund, with a key focus on continual uplift of our partnership with employers. 

Insurance through super: your employees’ options explained 

Insurance through super can protect your employees and their loved ones in case the unexpected happens. Here we explain key differences between insurance cover in both Accumulation 1 and the DBD. 

Sponsored events

UniSuper is committed to actively supporting and giving back to the higher education and research community. We’re proud to sponsor events that impact and matter to our members and employer partners.

AHEIA

18 – 20 May 2022 (Virtual event)

The Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) is the employer association for the higher education sector, registered under the Federal Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. They have a membership of 32 universities.

UniSuper has been a long-time supporter of AHEIA and their regular events. In 2022, we continue our support as the exclusive event sponsor of their 2 events in 2022:

  • The Higher Education HR/IR Conference (a virtual conference) – May 2022
  • Universities HR Benchmarking Conference (a virtual conference) – September 2022

Topics covered at the May conference included: State of the Sector: the next few years in higher education and post-pandemic recovery: Putting gender back on the agenda.

Mother’s Day Classic

8 May 2022

UniSuper sponsored ‘The Largest Higher Education Team Trophy’ to contribute to the MDC Mother's Day Classic community that works hard to unite, celebrate, and remember those touched by breast cancer. This event – held in up to 70 locations across Australia (major and Metro cities) – is a way for UniSuper to support a cause outside the financial services/super industries. It also encourages the UniSuper and Higher Education workforce to be more physically active.

Since 2005, we’ve been a great supporter of the Mother's Day Classic Foundation - MDC was founded by Women in Super and has been going strong entering its 25th year, raising awareness and funds (almost $40m) for breast cancer research in Australia.

CEDA VC Panel

November 2021 (NSW)

In November 2021, several hundred people attended the NSW Vice Chancellors panel in Sydney, with UniSuper as major sponsor. The Vice Chancellors were unanimously optimistic about 2022 and beyond for the sector - something for us all to take heart in.

With billions of dollars of revenue and responsibility for half a million students, leaders face a much-changed environment, significant economic challenges, complexity, and very high expectations.

Australia’s higher education sector is vital to the nation’s future workforce needs and economic prosperity. There is not a sector, industry or business which is not impacted by, and dependent on, the success of universities – which have demonstrated capability and flexibility by embracing new ways of working and delivering education and transforming their operations.

At the 2021 NSW VC panel, attendees heard how Vice Chancellors are working to ensure our universities remain resilient and sustainable, and the opportunities that have risen from adversity.

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