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2017

June 2017

June

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

 

 

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

 

 

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

 

 

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

Significant Event Notice: Issued 1 June 2017

2018

May 2018

May

This Is Our Why: reflections on Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour

This Is Our Why: reflections on Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour

This Is Our Why: reflections on Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour

If you missed it Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour, here's what you need to know.

Kirstin Hunter

Activism • Divestment • Environment • Ethical Investing

 

November

Why does a superannuation company care about marriage equality?

Why does a superannuation company care about marriage equality?

Why does a superannuation company care about marriage equality?

Find out why marriage equality is an important issue for a superannuation fund. It might not be the answer you'd expect.

Kirstin Hunter

Activism

 

 

$200 Million In 2 years: How Future Super Helped Thousand Of Aussies Divest Their Superannuation

$200 Million In 2 years: How Future Super Helped Thousand Of Aussies Divest Their Superannuation

$200 Million In 2 years: How Future Super Helped Thousand Of Aussies Divest Their Superannuation

Imagine the power of all of us moving our super money out of fossil fuels and into funding climate solutions. Superannuation is mandatory, but investing in fossil fuels shouldn’t be. Australians deserve a choice. This is the story of how two guys decided to do something about it.

Michael Bones

Environment • Ethical Investing

2019

January 2019

January

When can I access my super?

When can I access my super?

 

February

Where is my statement located?

Where is my statement located?

 

 

What is a condition of release?

What is a condition of release?

 

 

What is my preservation age?

What is my preservation age?

 

 

 Future Super awarded ‘Best Super Fund’ by leading climate advocates

Future Super awarded ‘Best Super Fund’ by leading climate advocates

Future Super awarded ‘Best Super Fund’ by leading climate advocates

Future Super to be recognised as Australia’s best super fund on the issue of climate change by 350.org, the world’s leading climate advocacy organisation.

Michael Bones

Community

 

 

Member spotlight: Renton & Clare from Pottery For The Planet

Member spotlight: Renton & Clare from Pottery For The Planet

Member spotlight: Renton & Clare from Pottery For The Planet

We are so proud to have so many members doing amazing work in their communities and professional lives. We spoke with Renton and Clare from Pottery For The Planet, a Queensland couple who are tackling single-use plastic head on with beautiful ceramic alternatives.

James Wanjura

 

 

ASX300 can’t compete with ethical investing

ASX300 can’t compete with ethical investing

ASX300 can’t compete with ethical investing

Investment analyst Nick Lyons discusses how our members were protected through market volatility in the last 6 months. Future Super has returned above-market returns for the year. We have proven the value of ethical investing by protecting and growing our members’ retirement savings… Again.

Nick Lyons

Ethical Investing • Superannuation

 

 

Is Energy Poverty the new buzzword or a real problem?

Is Energy Poverty the new buzzword or a real problem?

Is Energy Poverty the new buzzword or a real problem?

Energy poverty is both a national and global challenge impacting climate change prevention efforts and basic human survival - a problem that can only be solved by increasing awareness and demanding investment and focus on its solution.

Tara James

Activism

 

 

The Adani Grinch is trying to steal Christmas - four things you can do to stop him

The Adani Grinch is trying to steal Christmas - four things you can do to stop him

The Adani Grinch is trying to steal Christmas - four things you can do to stop him

Adani is going ahead with its mine, a Christmas present Aussies don’t want, and neither major party will stop it. We need to let our politicians know it’s unacceptable to build new coal mines. Here are 4 ways you can help.

James Alexander

Disruption • Environment • Community

 

 

How three climate heroes rode 1000km to address the elephant in the (Parliamentary) room

How three climate heroes rode 1000km to address the elephant in the (Parliamentary) room

How three climate heroes rode 1000km to address the elephant in the (Parliamentary) room

Farah Muharam

Community • Divestment • Environment • Renewable Energy

 

 

California Dreamin’ (of board diversity)

California Dreamin’ (of board diversity)

California Dreamin’ (of board diversity)

Having women in the boardroom produces better results for businesses as well as women. It takes a company determined to thumb their nose at women to choose to maintain an all-male board even at a proven cost to their business performance. California has joined voices with ethics-led investors like Future Super in calling for a smarter and fairer boardroom.

Emily Flood

Politics • Activism • Opinion

 

 

Aged Care Royal Commission Shows How Ethics Pays

Aged Care Royal Commission Shows How Ethics Pays

Aged Care Royal Commission Shows How Ethics Pays

This week, the Prime Minister announced a Royal Commission into the behaviour and practices of for-profit aged care companies in Australia.

Adam Verwey

Superannuation • Ethical Investing

 

 

Renewables Can Halve Energy Prices In 4 Years

Renewables Can Halve Energy Prices In 4 Years

Renewables Can Halve Energy Prices In 4 Years

Good news for everyone, really

Michael Bones

Disruption • Ethical Investing • Environment • Renewable Energy

 

 

Not Even Dutton Can Save Coal

Not Even Dutton Can Save Coal

Not Even Dutton Can Save Coal

Energy policy has politicians are squabbling for the top job like seagulls scrapping for chips. But not even Dutton can stop the surge in renewable energy.

Michael Bones

Divestment • Ethical Investing • Activism

 

 

Fly Bye: Aussie Airlines Deporting Refugees Face Wrath of Activist Investors

Fly Bye: Aussie Airlines Deporting Refugees Face Wrath of Activist Investors

Fly Bye: Aussie Airlines Deporting Refugees Face Wrath of Activist Investors

Why ethical investors are targeting Qantas

Michael Bones

Activism

 

 

The Plastic-Free Lunchbox Project: kids showing Coles how it’s done

The Plastic-Free Lunchbox Project: kids showing Coles how it’s done

The Plastic-Free Lunchbox Project: kids showing Coles how it’s done

As the big grocers dilly dally over single use plastic bags, Sarah and the Taroona community are proving that ending plastic is child's play.

Michael Bones

Community

 

 

Why Mark is suing REST super for failing on climate

Why Mark is suing REST super for failing on climate

Why Mark is suing REST super for failing on climate

This legend is suing a $50 billion super fund for climate inaction.

Michael Bones

Activism • Divestment

 

 

Coal Billionaire Secretly Funds Pro-Coal Propaganda, And No One Is Surprised

Coal Billionaire Secretly Funds Pro-Coal Propaganda, And No One Is Surprised

Coal Billionaire Secretly Funds Pro-Coal Propaganda, And No One Is Surprised

It's amazing what you find when you follow the money...

Michael Bones

Ethical Investing • Disruption • Divestment • Activism • Superannuation

 

 

The bad investment that is short-changing your super

The bad investment that is short-changing your super

The bad investment that is short-changing your super

As Australians await further changes to the superannuation industry, there’s one key area where regulators can help protect Australians from losing thousands of dollars from their super savings.

Adam Verwey

Divestment • Disruption • Ethical Investing • News • Superannuation

 

 

Short-change women and you short-change the world: Why we should all care more about the gender pay gap in Australia

Short-change women and you short-change the world: Why we should all care more about the gender pay gap in Australia

Short-change women and you short-change the world: Why we should all care more about the gender pay gap in Australia

If a generation of poverty-stricken grandmas isn’t enough to make us stop and think, then maybe this will.

Kirstin Hunter

Ethical Investing • Disruption • Activism

 

 

Future Super named 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist!

Future Super named 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist!

Future Super named 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist!

Future Super has been listed as a 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist in the ACT.

Kirstin Hunter

Renewable Energy • Disruption • Activism • Environment • Equality • Ethical Investing • News • Superannuation

 

 

Having a baby? That’s super!

Having a baby? That’s super!

Having a baby? That’s super!

Introducing BabyBump, Future Super's new initiative to make super more fair for parents.

Kirstin Hunter

Equality • Ethical Investing

 

 

3 Solar Farms That Prove Everyday Aussies Can Supercharge The Renewables Revolution

3 Solar Farms That Prove Everyday Aussies Can Supercharge The Renewables Revolution

3 Solar Farms That Prove Everyday Aussies Can Supercharge The Renewables Revolution

Why wait for fossil fools when we can build renewables ourselves?

Michael Bones

Renewable Energy

 

 

New research reveals that 7.7% of Australia’s retirement savings could fund 100% renewable power by 2030

New research reveals that 7.7% of Australia’s retirement savings could fund 100% renewable power by 2030

New research reveals that 7.7% of Australia’s retirement savings could fund 100% renewable power by 2030

Today, brand new research by UTS Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and Future Super reveals that funding Australia’s transition to 100% renewable energy could be easier than once thought.

Michael Bones

Activism • Disruption • Ethical Investing • Renewable Energy

 

 

Why You Should Snoop On Your Super Fund

Why You Should Snoop On Your Super Fund

Why You Should Snoop On Your Super Fund

Ever wondered why super funds make discovering your actual investments so hard? We think you should know what you’re money’s being invested in. Here’s why.

Michael Bones

Superannuation • Disruption • Ethical Investing

 

 

Turnbull’s energy policy is a nationwide NEG hit

Turnbull’s energy policy is a nationwide NEG hit

Turnbull’s energy policy is a nationwide NEG hit

This sleazy pick-up strategy explains everything about the Turnbull government’s energy talk.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Renewable Energy • Environment • Divestment • Activism

 

 

Solar Pilgrimage: Seeing Your Super Power In Action

Solar Pilgrimage: Seeing Your Super Power In Action

Solar Pilgrimage: Seeing Your Super Power In Action

On a warm and windy Thursday, an unlikely group gathered for a pilgrimage 30 minutes south of Canberra.

Michael Bones

Renewable Energy • Environment • Divestment • Member stories

 

 

Making superannuation just a little more super for women

Making superannuation just a little more super for women

Making superannuation just a little more super for women

It’s no secret that superannuation kinda sucks for women. Super, it turns out, is where a lifetime of workforce inequality can be seen loud and clear. But there are some great examples being set by businesses who see this inequality and want to do something about it... and some of them might surprise you.

Kirstin Hunter

Activism • Disruption • Equality

 

 

The Elephant in the Room: Why Australian Politicians Don’t Care about Climate Change

The Elephant in the Room: Why Australian Politicians Don’t Care about Climate Change

The Elephant in the Room: Why Australian Politicians Don’t Care about Climate Change

Ever wondered why politicians don’t seem to care about climate change? Find out why they’re not telling the whole truth in this article by Future Super.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Environment • Divestment • Renewable Energy

 

 

Why Coal is a Dying Investment

Why Coal is a Dying Investment

Why Coal is a Dying Investment

Coal is a dying investment and we've got the proof. Future Super gives the full story on why Australians are steering clear from fossil fuel investments.

Future Super

Environment • Renewable Energy

 

 

Super Funds Detention: why the refugee rights movement should embrace divestment

Super Funds Detention: why the refugee rights movement should embrace divestment

Super Funds Detention: why the refugee rights movement should embrace divestment

Australian pro-refugee activists have unknowingly been investing in companies that profit from the suffering of refugees.

Kirstin Hunter

Equality • Disruption • Divestment

 

 

NYC vs Fossil Fuels: the Big Apple’s clever plan to take down Big Polluters

NYC vs Fossil Fuels: the Big Apple’s clever plan to take down Big Polluters

NYC vs Fossil Fuels: the Big Apple’s clever plan to take down Big Polluters

New York City is suing 5 fossil fuel giants and divesting billions from big polluters

Michael Bones

Disruption

 

 

The Clean Tech Car Revolution You Didn't Realise Was Happening

The Clean Tech Car Revolution You Didn't Realise Was Happening

The Clean Tech Car Revolution You Didn't Realise Was Happening

The man who predicted "solar will eat everything" has a new warning for investors, which includes every working Australian with a super fund.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Renewable Energy

 

 

Top 3 Ethical Investments in 2017

Top 3 Ethical Investments in 2017

Top 3 Ethical Investments in 2017

Ethical superannuation is not just about avoiding harmful industries. It’s also about investing to make a positive impact and generate a strong return. Here’s how Future Super’s top 3 ethical investments for the 2016-17 financial year stack up for investment impact and return potential.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Divestment • Renewable Energy

 

 

Ethical Super Series - Part 1

Ethical Super Series - Part 1

Ethical Super Series - Part 1

Everyone is talking about ethical super these days, but what does it really mean? Explore the ins and outs of ethical superannuation and investment with Future Super’s Ethical Super Series. In this 10 part series exploring everything from ‘what is fossil fuel free’ to ‘how to analyse a company’, we’ll be looking at how ordinary Australians can be empowered to invest more ethically.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Divestment

 

 

A Plain English Guide to Superannuation

A Plain English Guide to Superannuation

A Plain English Guide to Superannuation

Superannuation is essential for the future of every Aussie. Get the lowdown on how super works and why it’s important, in this useful guide from Future Super.

Future Super

Divestment

 

 

5 Renewable Energy Growth Trends to Watch in 2017

5 Renewable Energy Growth Trends to Watch in 2017

5 Renewable Energy Growth Trends to Watch in 2017

We looked at the growth of renewable energy in Australia from the Clean Energy Regulator's recently released report. Here's what we found.

Michael Bones

Environment • Renewable Energy

 

 

6 Steps to Put the Pinch on Fossil Fuel Companies

6 Steps to Put the Pinch on Fossil Fuel Companies

6 Steps to Put the Pinch on Fossil Fuel Companies

Sick of dirty energy destroying this environment? Be part of the solution with these 6 steps from Future Super, and help put an end to fossil fuel companies.

Michael Bones

Activism • Divestment • Environment • Renewable Energy

 

 

How we are setting our women up for super success

How we are setting our women up for super success

How we are setting our women up for super success

Women in Australia typically retire with 47% less super than men, and we're proud to be doing our bit to make sure that's not going to be true for our female staff.

Kirstin Hunter

Equality

 

 

I just can’t help falling in love (with Tesla solar roofs)

I just can’t help falling in love (with Tesla solar roofs)

I just can’t help falling in love (with Tesla solar roofs)

Tesla first wowed crowds with solar roof demos last October and started taking orders earlier this year. Future Super members are proud investors in Tesla and Solar Roofs. Read how together, we’re making the clean energy revolution happen.

Michael Bones

Renewable Energy • Disruption • Ethical Investing

 

 

11 Important Reasons to Help Us #StopAdani

11 Important Reasons to Help Us #StopAdani

11 Important Reasons to Help Us #StopAdani

Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will be a massive disaster for Australians everywhere, and you can help Future Super stop it. Find out more.

Future Super

Activism • Disruption • Environment

 

 

10 crappy things you could be funding through your super (and might want to stop)

10 crappy things you could be funding through your super (and might want to stop)

10 crappy things you could be funding through your super (and might want to stop)

Did you know your super could be funding harmful industries like nuclear arms and tobacco? Future Super reveals 10 damaging industries to avoid investing in.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Divestment • Disruption • Environment

 

 

11 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint in Under 5 Minutes

11 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint in Under 5 Minutes

11 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint in Under 5 Minutes

We’d all love to go zero carbon, but it’s not always so simple with our busy lives. Future Super shows eleven easy, five-minute strategies to cut back right away.

Noelle Greenwood

Environment • Divestment • Renewable Energy

 

 

Why Westpac Caved On Adani, And What We Need To Do Next

Why Westpac Caved On Adani, And What We Need To Do Next

Why Westpac Caved On Adani, And What We Need To Do Next

Thousands of Australians are celebrating today with the news that Westpac has all but ruled out funding Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine. On Friday, Westpac released a new climate change action policy which effectively rules them out from funding Adani’s monster mine.

Michael Bones

Activism

 

 

Impact Spotlight: How Climates Is Building Climate Resilience In The Pacific

Impact Spotlight: How Climates Is Building Climate Resilience In The Pacific

Impact Spotlight: How Climates Is Building Climate Resilience In The Pacific

Future Super are proud to work with and support organisations leading the way to address climate action. Climates is a not-for-profit organisation empowering our neighbours in the Pacific to build climate resilience. They’ve just come back from COP23 in Bonn, check out our interview with them.

Farah Muharam

Activism • Divestment • Member stories • Renewable Energy

 

 

5 Reasons to Care About Your Super

5 Reasons to Care About Your Super

5 Reasons to Care About Your Super

Why should you care about your super? Future Super shows how your superannuation choices can make the world a better place – now and in the future.

Noelle Greenwood

Environment • Divestment • Disruption

 

 

Follow The Money: The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus

Follow The Money: The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus

Follow The Money: The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus

The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus.

Michael Bones

Activism

 

 

11 Tips for a Carbon-Friendly Christmas

11 Tips for a Carbon-Friendly Christmas

11 Tips for a Carbon-Friendly Christmas

Among all the holiday cheer, many forget that christmas time can be tough on the environment. Future Super give 11 unique tips for a carbon-friendly christmas.

Future Super

Disruption • Activism • Environment

 

 

Queensland + Adani 4EVA: A broken heart waiting to happen.

Queensland + Adani 4EVA: A broken heart waiting to happen.

Queensland + Adani 4EVA: A broken heart waiting to happen.

As a Queenslander, it disturbs me deeply what our government is agreeing to in our name, in considering an allegiance with Mr Adani to be in our state’s best interest. And I have the strong sense that we are the ones being played for fools.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Disruption • Environment

 

 

What is the Real Economic Cost of Climate Change?

What is the Real Economic Cost of Climate Change?

What is the Real Economic Cost of Climate Change?

Think addressing climate change is too expensive? The real cost of letting it happen unchecked will astound you. Future Super give the facts need to know.

Future Super

Politics • Environment

 

 

How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier

How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier

How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier

Having productive conversations with climate deniers can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Find out how with this fact-filled guide.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Environment

 

 

Investing in the Explosion of Data, the Clean Energy Way (NEXTDC Profile)

Investing in the Explosion of Data, the Clean Energy Way (NEXTDC Profile)

Investing in the Explosion of Data, the Clean Energy Way (NEXTDC Profile)

When you think of ethical investments, data centers are unlikely to be the first sector that comes to mind. However, it’s Australian listed companies like NEXTDC that are providing critical sustainability leadership by reducing the carbon footprint connected to our digital activities.

Michael Bones

Ethical Investing

 

 

A Brief History of Ethical Investing

A Brief History of Ethical Investing

A Brief History of Ethical Investing

Over the past few years ethical investing has taken off, but it’s much more than a recent fad. Here to catch you up on the long and fascinating history is Australia's ethical investing pioneer, James Thier.

Michael Bones

Ethical Investing • Environment • Divestment

 

 

How can I certify my ID?

How can I certify my ID?

 

April

Member Spotlight: Amy from Good Green Home Loans

Member Spotlight: Amy from Good Green Home Loans

Member Spotlight: Amy from Good Green Home Loans

We were lucky enough to speak with Future Super member and founding director of Good Green Home Loans Amy Beattie. Amy puts mortgages where her mouth is, divesting home loans from fossil fuels and their lenders. Here’s what she had to say.

James Wanjura

Member stories • Community • Ethical Investing

 

May

All-male boards are now out of our portfolio

All-male boards are now out of our portfolio

All-male boards are now out of our portfolio

On 1 May 2019, Future Super became the first super fund to completely exclude investments in companies that have no women on their boards.

Emily Flood

 

July

Introducing Array - Invest in renewables starting with $5

Introducing Array - Invest in renewables starting with $5

Introducing Array - Invest in renewables starting with $5

Array brings renewable energy investment into the palm of your hand, and you can invest as little as $5. It’s a people-powered energy revolution. And it’s coming to your app store later this year.

Andrew Sellen

Community • Ethical Investing • Renewable Energy

 

 

Protecting Your Super

Protecting Your Super

Protecting Your Super

Ok, so there’s a big industry shake-up going on right now called Protecting Your Super Package (PYSP, for short). Here's what you need to know.

James Wanjura

Ethical Investing • News • Superannuation

 

 

Future Super Member Spotlight: Josh @ Seaside Scavenge

Future Super Member Spotlight: Josh @ Seaside Scavenge

Future Super Member Spotlight: Josh @ Seaside Scavenge

We chat with passionate climate activist and proud Future Super member Josh about an impressive waterway cleanup project.

James Wanjura

Community • Environment

2020

January 2020

January

“Coal Is Dead”: Political Fetish with Little Black Rock Trashed By Trillionaire Investor

“Coal Is Dead”: Political Fetish with Little Black Rock Trashed By Trillionaire Investor

“Coal Is Dead”: Political Fetish with Little Black Rock Trashed By Trillionaire Investor

The Australian government has been ridiculed by a trillion dollar global fund manager for “denying gravity” on coal investment.

Michael Bones

Renewable Energy • Divestment • Disruption

 

 

Teller me the Truth: CommBank’s dirty laundry to finally get aired

Teller me the Truth: CommBank’s dirty laundry to finally get aired

Teller me the Truth: CommBank’s dirty laundry to finally get aired

Commonwealth Bank has been in hot water lately over a number of issues. But the really interesting story is at risk of getting lost in all the noise. Find out about the Aussie legends who are taking on the banking giant.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Activism • Ethical Investing

 

 

The story of AYCC’s first Western Sydney Organiser

The story of AYCC’s first Western Sydney Organiser

The story of AYCC’s first Western Sydney Organiser

From Botswana to Western Sydney to Future Super and beyond — this is the story of committed climate activist, Grace Vegesana.

Mariela Powell Thomas

Community • Member stories • Activism

 

June

What investment options does Future Super have?

What investment options does Future Super have?

 

 

Do you send out member statements?

Do you send out member statements?

 

July

Future Super's COVID-19 response

Future Super's COVID-19 response

Future Super's COVID-19 response

We’re announcing a number of initiatives to put people before profit during this crisis.

Kirstin Hunter

 

 

The September 20 Climate Strike: A Retrospective

The September 20 Climate Strike: A Retrospective

The September 20 Climate Strike: A Retrospective

Future Super Member Advocate and climate activist Brett Morgan reflects on the recent global climate strike on September 20.

Brett Morgan

Activism

 

 

How activism lends itself to other decisions you make in your life

How activism lends itself to other decisions you make in your life

How activism lends itself to other decisions you make in your life

Future Super Member Advocate Brett Morgan argues that activism is a necessary part of living a truly meaningful life.

Brett Morgan

Activism

 

 

A message from our Chief Investment Officer on the recent market volatility

A message from our Chief Investment Officer on the recent market volatility

A message from our Chief Investment Officer on the recent market volatility

Our Chief Investment Officer, Dan East, explains what to expect and what we're doing in response to the recent market volatility.

Dan East

News

 

 

Giving it back

Giving it back

Giving it back

Future Super has decided to pay our government stimulus forward to members who have been hit hardest by the current economic crisis.

James Wanjura

News

 

 

Where can I find my member statement?

Where can I find my member statement?

 

 

I can't log in to the Member Portal. What do I do?

I can't log in to the Member Portal. What do I do?

 

 

How does super work for temporary residents of Australia?

How does super work for temporary residents of Australia?

 

 

How do I update my contact details?

How do I update my contact details?

 

 

Employer contributions & tax

Employer contributions & tax

 

 

Can I access my super under the First Home Super Saver scheme?

Can I access my super under the First Home Super Saver scheme?

 

 

What is superannuation?

What is superannuation?

 

 

Can I choose my super fund?

Can I choose my super fund?

 

 

Am I able to transfer my KiwiSaver into Future Super?

Am I able to transfer my KiwiSaver into Future Super?

 

 

How to roll over your existing super through MyGov

How to roll over your existing super through MyGov

 

 

How much do I need to start a pension account?

How much do I need to start a pension account?

 

August

Fact checking our favourite impact stats

Fact checking our favourite impact stats

Fact checking our favourite impact stats

Saw a fun fact about Future Super's impact? Curious to know the working behind it? Here's what you need to know.

Mariela Powell Thomas

Divestment • Ethical Investing

 

 

Five years of Future Super

Five years of Future Super

Five years of Future Super

When we opened Future Super’s doors five years ago, it was the best way I could see to help Australia progress on climate change.

Simon Sheikh

Ethical Investing • Divestment • News • Superannuation

 

 

Who can I nominate as a binding beneficiary?

Who can I nominate as a binding beneficiary?

 

 

How do I nominate a beneficiary?

How do I nominate a beneficiary?

 

 

I've changed my name. How do I update my personal details?

I've changed my name. How do I update my personal details?

 

 

How much superannuation is my employer required to pay?

How much superannuation is my employer required to pay?

 

 

How do I get my employer to pay contributions to Future Super?

How do I get my employer to pay contributions to Future Super?

 

 

Concessional and non-concessional contributions

Concessional and non-concessional contributions

 

 

My employer requires a letter from you stating that you are a complying fund and able to accept employer contributions. What is this?

My employer requires a letter from you stating that you are a complying fund and able to accept employer contributions. What is this?

 

 

How do I join Future Super?

How do I join Future Super?

 

 

How do I access my super due to financial hardship?

How do I access my super due to financial hardship?

 

 

What are Future Super’s recent returns?

What are Future Super’s recent returns?

 

 

What are Future Super's returns like?

What are Future Super's returns like?

 

 

Where can I find out information about fees?

Where can I find out information about fees?

 

 

What are my fees paying for?

What are my fees paying for?

 

 

How do I find my Tax File Number?

How do I find my Tax File Number?

 

 

What is a beneficiary?

What is a beneficiary?

 

 

Difference between binding and non-binding nominations

Difference between binding and non-binding nominations

 

 

How do I check up on my account?

How do I check up on my account?

 

 

What is an Account-Based Pension?

What is an Account-Based Pension?

 

 

Why is tax taken from my account?

Why is tax taken from my account?

 

 

Does my employer have to make super contributions if I'm under 18?

Does my employer have to make super contributions if I'm under 18?

 

 

How do I make personal contributions to my account?

How do I make personal contributions to my account?

 

 

How do I cancel or alter my insurance cover?

How do I cancel or alter my insurance cover?

 

 

How do I apply for Insurance?

How do I apply for Insurance?

 

 

How are the premiums paid?

How are the premiums paid?

 

 

Does Future Super offer insurance?

Does Future Super offer insurance?

 

 

Is there a minimum amount I need to withdraw each year from my pension?

Is there a minimum amount I need to withdraw each year from my pension?

 

 

How does a pension work?

How does a pension work?

 

 

What does Future Super invest in?

What does Future Super invest in?

 

 

What is a unit price?

What is a unit price?

 

September

Can I access my super early?

Can I access my super early?

 

 

Aside from fossil fuels, what other ethical screens does Future Super have?

Aside from fossil fuels, what other ethical screens does Future Super have?

 

 

How do I find out how much exposure to fossil fuels my current super fund has?

How do I find out how much exposure to fossil fuels my current super fund has?

 

 

How does divestment work?

How does divestment work?

 

 

What is divestment?

What is divestment?

 

 

Can I contribute to my super account if I'm over 65?

Can I contribute to my super account if I'm over 65?

 

October

How do I join Future Super’s pension fund?

How do I join Future Super’s pension fund?

 

 

At what age can I start a pension?

At what age can I start a pension?

 

 

Early access to super due to COVID-19

Early access to super due to COVID-19

Early access to super due to COVID-19

There have been some recent changes to the way that individuals can access their super due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Brett Morgan

News

 

November

How to transfer your old super

How to transfer your old super

 

 

What Shipped: Issue 16

What Shipped: Issue 16

What Shipped: Issue 16

We’re building our product and brand in-house and documenting what we learn in the process. Here’s what we’ve done in the past few weeks.

Danny White

 

December

How to read your Annual Member Statement

How to read your Annual Member Statement

How to read your Annual Member Statement

We've written a helpful explainer to equip you with what you need to read (and understand) your member statement.

James Alexander

Superannuation

 

 

FAQs: Early release of super due to COVID-19

FAQs: Early release of super due to COVID-19

FAQs: Early release of super due to COVID-19

Answers to the most common questions we have received on the COVID-19 early release of super process.

Brett Morgan

News

 

 

My employer is having trouble contributing to Future Super. What can I do?

My employer is having trouble contributing to Future Super. What can I do?

 

 

I’m self-employed. How do I make contributions?

I’m self-employed. How do I make contributions?

 

 

Can I sign my employees up to Future Super?

Can I sign my employees up to Future Super?

 

 

Can I pay employees’ super contributions by cheque?

Can I pay employees’ super contributions by cheque?

 

 

Does Future Super allow salary sacrifice contributions?

Does Future Super allow salary sacrifice contributions?

 

 

How much super do I need to pay?

How much super do I need to pay?

 

 

How do I pay super contributions?

How do I pay super contributions?

 

 

What is SuperStream?

What is SuperStream?

 

 

What information do I need to pay employer contributions via a clearing house?

What information do I need to pay employer contributions via a clearing house?

 

 

Can I pay multiple employees’ super contributions in one payment?

Can I pay multiple employees’ super contributions in one payment?

 

 

Can I see what employee contributions I made on your website?

Can I see what employee contributions I made on your website?

 

 

Oops! I've overpaid employer contributions. How can I request a refund?

Oops! I've overpaid employer contributions. How can I request a refund?

 

 

Common issues when paying by clearing house

Common issues when paying by clearing house

 

 

Can I make employer contributions outside of a clearinghouse?

Can I make employer contributions outside of a clearinghouse?

 

 

What is a clearing house?

What is a clearing house?

 

 

What is the work test?

What is the work test?

 

 

What is the work test exemption?

What is the work test exemption?

 

 

What is the Downsizer contribution?

What is the Downsizer contribution?

2021

January 2021

January

We have more than renewable energy to stop climate breakdown

We have more than renewable energy to stop climate breakdown

We have more than renewable energy to stop climate breakdown

Renewable energy alone will not avoid dangerous climate change.

James Alexander

Environment

 

 

How de-identified recruitment is improving the diversity of our team

How de-identified recruitment is improving the diversity of our team

How de-identified recruitment is improving the diversity of our team

People were generally pretty surprised when I responded telling them we don’t look at CVs at Future Super. So how do we hire?

Veronica Sherwood-Meares

Equality • News

 

February

A bloody good policy

A bloody good policy

A bloody good policy

Why we introduced menstrual and menopausal leave.

Khaila (Khi) Prasser

Equality • News

 

March

How can I call you while I'm overseas?

How can I call you while I'm overseas?

 

 

What is your ABN and USI?

What is your ABN and USI?

 

April

404

404

 

 

About Us

About Us

Future Super exists to create a prosperous future free from climate change and inequality.

 

 

 

 

Author | Adam Verwey

Author | Adam Verwey

 

 

Author | Dan East

Author | Dan East

 

 

Author | James Alexander

Author | James Alexander

 

 

Author | Kirstin Hunter

Author | Kirstin Hunter

 

 

Author | Simon Sheikh

Author | Simon Sheikh

 

 

BabyBump

BabyBump

BabyBump is a refund of the annual dollar-based administration fee for the time you’re on parental leave, up to a maximum of 12 months ($93.60).

 

 

Billboard

Billboard

Billboard

We're Out Billboard at Marrickville Station - February 2021

 

 

Blog

Blog

Stories and articles from the Future Super blog. Read about the clean energy revolution, the divestment movement, super industry and more.

 

 

Full Stack Software Developer

Full Stack Software Developer

 

 

Senior Investment Risk Manager

Senior Investment Risk Manager

 

 

Social Media Producer

Social Media Producer

 

 

Contact Us

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Contact us by phone, email or post.

 

 

Documents and Forms

Documents and Forms

All the documents and forms you need for joining and managing your ethical, fossil fuel free superannuation or pension fund with Future Super.

 

 

30 June 2015 Fund Statement

30 June 2015 Fund Statement

 

 

30 June 2016 Fund Annual Report

30 June 2016 Fund Annual Report

 

 

30 June 2017 Fund Annual Report

30 June 2017 Fund Annual Report

 

 

2018-19 Voting Record

2018-19 Voting Record

 

 

30 June 2018 Fund Annual Report

30 June 2018 Fund Annual Report

 

 

2018 Impact Report

2018 Impact Report

 

 

2019-20 Voting Record

2019-20 Voting Record

 

 

30 June 2019 Fund Annual Report

30 June 2019 Fund Annual Report

 

 

2019 Impact Report

2019 Impact Report

 

 

30 June 2020 Fund Annual Report

30 June 2020 Fund Annual Report

 

 

2020 Product Summary

2020 Product Summary

 

 

Additional Information Booklet

Additional Information Booklet

 

 

Application Form

Application Form

 

 

Binding Nomination of Beneficiaries Form

Binding Nomination of Beneficiaries Form

 

 

Change of Details Form

Change of Details Form

 

 

Contribution Splitting Form

Contribution Splitting Form

 

 

Early Release Due To Financial Hardship Form

Early Release Due To Financial Hardship Form

 

 

Early Release Due to Permanent Incapacity

Early Release Due to Permanent Incapacity

 

 

General Compliance Certificate

General Compliance Certificate

 

 

Standard Choice Form

Standard Choice Form

 

 

Financial Services Guide

Financial Services Guide

 

 

General Compliance Certificate

General Compliance Certificate

 

 

Insurance Guide**

Insurance Guide**

 

 

Life Insurance Application Form

Life Insurance Application Form

 

 

Life Insurance Transfer Form

Life Insurance Transfer Form

 

 

Financial Services Guide

Financial Services Guide

 

 

Product Disclosure Statement

Product Disclosure Statement

 

 

Personal Contribution Form

Personal Contribution Form

 

 

Product Disclosure Statement*

Product Disclosure Statement*

 

 

Protect Your Super Factsheet

Protect Your Super Factsheet

 

 

Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan

 

 

Reversionary Form

Reversionary Form

 

 

Rollover Form

Rollover Form

 

 

Standard Choice Form

Standard Choice Form

 

 

Application Form (Online)

Application Form (Online)

 

 

Binding Nomination of Beneficiaries Form

Binding Nomination of Beneficiaries Form

 

 

Change of Details Form

Change of Details Form

 

 

Non-Binding Nomination of Beneficiaries Form

Non-Binding Nomination of Beneficiaries Form

 

 

Personal Contribution Form

Personal Contribution Form

 

 

Rollover Form

Rollover Form

 

 

Withdrawal Form

Withdrawal Form

 

 

Trust Deed for the Future Super Fund

Trust Deed for the Future Super Fund

 

 

Whistleblower Policy

Whistleblower Policy

 

 

Withdrawal Form

Withdrawal Form

 

 

Employer Notice of Payment

Employer Notice of Payment

Employer Notice of Payment online form

 

 

Employers

Employers

For employers: Payment information, fund details and online remittance form.

 

 

Everything We Invest In

Everything We Invest In

We believe in full transparency so here is our full list of all investments.

 

 

Fund Information

Fund Information

Fund Information for the Future Super Fund

 

 

Home

Home

 

 

How We Invest

How We Invest

We invest our members’ super for competitive financial returns whilst helping to create the sort of world they want to retire in. We consider how each investment we make can contribute to a prosperous future free from climate change and inequality.

 

 

Home

Home

 

 

Investment Options

Investment Options

Future Super has three investment options to choose from.

 

 

Email Your Old Fund

Email Your Old Fund

Email your old fund to let them know why you're out

 

 

Message Sent

Message Sent

 

 

Member Exit Survey

Member Exit Survey

Left Future Super? Please tell us how we can do better.

 

 

Member Privacy Policy

Member Privacy Policy

We will always respect your privacy. Read our privacy policy to find out more.

 

 

We're Out Billboard

We're Out Billboard

We're Out Billboard

Reserve your spot on the billboard

 

 

Pension Fund

Pension Fund

Free your pension from fossil fuels.

 

 

Performance and Returns

Performance and Returns

See the competitive performance of our funds over the short, medium and long term.

 

 

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We will always respect your privacy. Read our privacy policy to find out more.

 

 

Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Why reconciliation is important to us and the action we're taking.

 

 

 

 

Support and FAQs

Support and FAQs

Find answers to FAQ's about superannuation, our ethical, fossil fuel free super fund, our pension fund,divestment and more.

 

 

Tag | all

Tag | all

 

 

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions of the Future Super website.

 

 

Thanks

Thanks

 

 

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Work With Us

Work With Us

We do financial services with a difference. Help us combat climate change and inequality.

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