2016/17 Federal Budget – changes to GESB super


The Federal Government has made a number of changes to the rules relating to super. These changes were initially announced in the 2016/17 Federal Budget and then amended following public consultation. The legislation giving effect to the changes has passed through Parliament and is now law.

Most of the changes will take effect from 1 July 2017. The changes will apply to members of each of the Gold State Super, West State Super, GESB Super, Retirement Income and WA State Pension Schemes.

An overview of the changes is available here. After each summary you will find links to both Government and GESB fact sheets which provide further background information.

If you have any questions or would like to review the impact of the above changes, please contact us to book an appointment.

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