May 2 2023
Media Release

Australians to benefit from fairer payday super: Rest

Rest, one of Australia’s largest profit-to-member superannuation funds, has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to align Superannuation Guarantee payments to employers’ payroll cycles.

Rest CEO Vicki Doyle says the decision makes the superannuation system fairer and more equitable, and will give Rest members and other working Australians a greater opportunity to achieve their best-possible retirement.

“We represent nearly two million members, including more than one million women and more than one million Australians under the age of 35, many of whom work in low-income part-time or casual jobs. Many of our members approach retirement with modest account balances,” said Ms Doyle.

“A significant proportion of our members have their Superannuation Guarantee payments either paid monthly or less frequently, and this is often out of sync with their take home pay.

“Many of our members will directly benefit from this change, including by unlocking the power of compounding interest returns on more frequent Superannuation Guarantee contributions.

“The change will make it easier for members to track the contributions received into their superannuation account and check that payments have come through as expected. This is especially important for casual workers, whose hours can vary significantly from week to week.

“We commend the Australian Government for making this change, which will make super fairer for all Australians."

About Rest

Established in 1988, Rest is one of Australia’s largest profit-to-member superannuation funds, with more than 1.9 million members and around $70 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2022.

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