New report shows more work is needed to address Indigenous superannuation challenges

18th Sep 2019

Providing proof of identification remains a major issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to access their superannuation.

Eva Scheerlinck

Eva Scheerlinck Chair of the Indigenous Super Summit Working Group and CEO of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees - image supplied


Earlier this year representatives from the superannuation industry and indigenous financial counsellors came together for the 2019 Indigenous Super Summit.

The summit provided the opportunity for relevant stakeholders to meet and discuss how to support indigenous people to better interact with their super and access their benefits.

On Tuesday the Indigenous Superannuation Working Group released the Indigenous Super Summit 2019 report. The report identifies a number of key issues including lost superannuation and access to financial services in rural and remote communities.

image: Eva Scheerlinck during Big Super Day Out event helping people reunite with lost or unclaimed super.

Chair of the Working Group Eva Scheerlinck says proof of identification is an ongoing issue which impacts Aboriginal people’s ability to access superannuation services.

CAAMA Radio spoke with Ms Scheerlinck who is also the CEO of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

image: Eva Scheerlinck during Big Super Day Out event helping people reunite with lost or unclaimed super.