Under s.149A and s.155A of the Fair Work Act 2009, by 31 December 2013, the Fair Work Commission must:
Division 4A of the Fair Work Act 2009 requires the Commission to review the default fund terms in modern awards every 4 years.
The first review will start shortly after 1 January 2014, and will include:
The Expert Panel on default funds, established for the 4 yearly review, consists of 7 Members of the Commission.
The Expert Panel on default funds, established for the 4 yearly review, consists of full-time Presidential or Commissioner members of the Commission and part-time members who have knowledge of or experience in:
The Chair is either the President of the Commission, or a Presidential Member appointed by the President.
A default fund employee is an employee who has not chosen a superannuation fund for the contributions required to be made by their employer.
From this site you can access information about the Commission's current and future reviews of superannuation clauses in modern awards.
Material considered in the reviews will be made available on this website, including:
Additional information can be found on the Commission's website on the following pages:
To find out which modern award applies to you, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman's website at www.fairwork.gov.au.
For information about superannuation payments, visit the Australian Taxation Office's website at www.ato.gov.au, or contact their Superannuation hotline on 13 10 20.
For information about MySuper products and what to consider when choosing a superannuation fund, visit the Money Smart website at www.moneysmart.gov.au.