News and Updates - BUSSQ

News and Updates

All of the latest news and updates for Super, Retirement and Employers

BUSSQ Sweetens Retirement
We’re constantly looking for ways to give back to members – so we’ve created new offers to say thank you for choosing BUSSQ.
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Pension Market Update 30 June 2017
Another good year for investors.
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Super Fund Market Update 30 June 2017
Another good year for investors.
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Legislative update
Find out about recent Government changes that may affect you.
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Things you need to know this financial year
Learn about superannuation guarantee rates and BUSSQ's performance.
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Pension Market Update 31 March 2017
So far this financial year market returns have been strong in all sectors except fixed interest.
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Market Update 31 March 2017
So far this financial year market returns have been strong in all sectors except fixed interest.
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BUSSQ recovers seven months of member's unpaid super
The BUSSQ Arrears department is passionate about ensuring our members receive their entitlements. We work with employers, unions and contractors to detect and deter non-compliance within the industry.
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BUSSQ recovers four years of unpaid super contributions
The BUSSQ Arrears department is passionate about ensuring our members receive their entitlements. We work with employers, unions and contractors to detect and deter non-compliance within the industry.
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Federal Budget 2017/2018
The 2017 Federal Budget included some significant changes to superannuation, some of which are outlined below. It is important to remember that all changes are proposed, unless stated otherwise.
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Federal Budget 2017/2018
The 2017 Federal Budget included some significant changes to superannuation, some of which are outlined below. It is important to remember that all changes are proposed, unless stated otherwise.
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Federal Budget 2017/2018
The 2017 Federal Budget included some significant changes to superannuation, some of which are outlined below. It is important to remember that all changes are proposed, unless stated otherwise.
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Have you heard of Single Touch Payroll?
Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new reporting process the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is introducing for employers with 20 or more employees.
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BUSSQ recovered 12 months of unpaid super contributions for our member
BUSSQ is passionate about our members receiving their entitlements. We work diligently with our stakeholders to detect and deter non-compliance within the industry.
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Legislation changes coming 1 July 2017
The government has made some changes to super legislation that will come into effect on 1 July 2017.
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Changes to legislation coming soon
The Government has made some changes to super legislation that will come into effect on 1 July 2017. If you think any of the below changes may affect you or your business, we can help.
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Changes to BUSSQ Insurance Cover from 1 March 2017
We have recently advised our members of upcoming changes to our insurance cover.
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Federal Budget 2016
There’s been a lot of debate around the superannuation changes that were proposed in this year’s Federal Budget in May. Currently we’re still not sure what’s definitely going to happen with most of th ...
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See how you can roll and save
Wayne is 50 years old and works in construction. He recently saw the BUSSQ Bus onsite, where he asked a BUSSQ member representative to do a lost super search for him.
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BUSSQ makes it easy for you to roll and save
Darren is 50 years old and has a BUSSQ account that his current employer pays his super into.
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How can economic uncertainty affect my pension?
The last couple of months have seen some uncertainty on global share markets due to the fallout from Brexit, and other significant global events.
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Pension Market Update 30 June 2016
The year ended 30 June 2016 was a very difficult year for investment markets but BUSSQ did extremely well achieving a return of 7.48% for the Balanced Growth pension option compared to the average pen ...
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Market Update 30 June 2016
The year ended 30 June 2016 was a very difficult year for investment markets but BUSSQ did extremely well achieving a return of 7% for the Balanced Growth option compared to the average super fund per ...
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Late payment of super
As an employer, it is important that you fulfil your legal responsibilities regarding your employees superannuation.
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Apprentice and trainee super obligations
Apprentices and trainees are considered employees for super purposes. This means that if your business engages an apprentice or trainee, you will need to treat them as an employee and meet the require ...
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Help BUSSQ raise money for our mates
Register now for the BUSSQ Charity Golf Day and help raise money for a great cause.
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Pension Market Update 30 April 2016
For the first 10 months of the financial year to 30 April 2016, the BUSSQ Balanced Growth option has returned a very respectable 5.14% in very difficult investment conditions.
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Market Update 30 April 2016
For the first 10 months of the financial year to 30 April 2016, the BUSSQ Balanced Growth option has returned a very respectable 4.67% in very difficult investment conditions.
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2016-2017 Federal Budget update
There’s been a lot of debate around the superannuation changes that were proposed in this year’s Federal Budget in May. Currently we’re still not sure what’s definitely going to happen with most of t ...
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BUSSQ recovers over $100,000 in unpaid super for members
The BUSSQ Arrears team work alongside employers, unions, and contractors to encourage employers to stay up-to-date with their superannuation obligations.
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Reporting super contributions on PAYG statements
Employers need to report on certain superannuation payments if they make them on behalf of employees.
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Claiming a tax deduction
Did you know that employers can claim a tax deduction for superannuation payments they make for employees, in the financial year they make them?
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Eight months of unpaid super recovered for BUSSQ member
The BUSSQ Arrears team are passionate about members receiving their entitlements.
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Limits on super contributions
There are two types of contributions that can be paid into superannuation accounts. These are concessional and non-concessional contributions.
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BUSSQ offers flexible insurance for members
Did you know that your employees who join BUSSQ get automatic Death & Total and Permanent Disablement cover?
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Separating SuperStream fact from fiction
There is a lot of ambiguous and misleading information circulating in relation to SuperStream.
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Have a Pension Health Check this year
You might think that once your BUSSQ Pension is in place, you don't need to check up on it, but it's a good idea to have a Pension Health Check from time to time. And there's no better time than the ...
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Get your super sorted in 2 simple steps
Now's the time to get your super sorted!
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Come along to a free retirement planning session this year
BUSSQ Retirement Planning sessions are offered for members and their guests at various locations throughout Queensland at no cost.
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Australia's top performing super fund
We are proud to announce that BUSSQ is number 1 in the SuperRatings independent fund survey for the year ended 30 September 2016 with a return of 10.88% in the Balanced Growth super option.
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BUSSQ recovered eight months’ worth of unpaid super contributions for members
The BUSSQ Arrears Department are passionate about our members receiving their entitlements. We diligently work alongside Employers, Unions and Contractors to detect and deter non-compliance within the ...
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Pension Market Update 31 December 2015
For the first six months of the financial year to 31 December 2015, the BUSSQ Balanced Growth option has returned a very respectable 3.6% in very difficult investment conditions.
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Market Update 31 December 2015
For the first six months of the financial year to 31 December 2015, the BUSSQ Balanced Growth option has returned a very respectable 3.7% in very difficult investment conditions.
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Get to know where your BUSSQ Super is invested
Did you know as a BUSSQ member some of your super is invested in a wide range of infrastructure and property throughout Queensland, Australia and the world.
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BUSSQ recovers eight months in unpaid super contributions for a member
The BUSSQ Arrears Department are passionate about our members receiving their entitlements.
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Is your Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) up for renewal?
Are you in the process of renegotiating or renewing your EBA? The terms of an EBA can change.
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Different contribution types
As an employer there are various types of contributions that you should be aware of such as salary sacrifice contributions and member voluntary (after tax) contributions.
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See how rolling your super into BUSSQ could save you a massive chunk of money
If you saw someone flush a few thousand dollars cash down the toilet, you'd think they had a few screws loose.
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Investment Update
This year we’ve continued to take a more cautious approach to investments in order to protect your retirement.
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Get to know where your BUSSQ Pension is invested
Did you know as a BUSSQ member some of your pension is invested in a wide range of infrastructure and property throughout Queensland, Australia and the world.
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BUSSQ celebrates 30 years strong
BUSSQ is celebrating 30 years of helping secure financial futures this year and member Malcolm Rule has been along for the entire ride.
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2 Simple Steps to keep track of your Pension
Taking a couple of simple steps is a good way to ensure you keep track of your Pension
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Changes to Centrelink Age Pension Measures Coming Soon!
Don't forget the Government’s budget measures to reduce the threshold at which the part pension cuts out begin on 1 January 2017.
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Rollover your super
John is 32 years old and works in the construction industry. Recently his workplace had a visit from the BUSSQ Bus, where he asked a BUSSQ member representative to do a lost super search for him.
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2 Simple Steps to keep track of your Super
We know that super can sometimes be complicated. Even if you only take one of these simple steps, you could be one step closer to getting on top of your super.
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BUSSQ is back in Queensland EBA's
Did you know that BUSSQ is a nominated and endorsed super fund in Queensland EBA’s?
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BUSSQ recovers 6 months of unpaid super contributions for our member
At BUSSQ we are passionate about our members receiving their superannuation entitlements.
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We work with unions to help members get the super they're entitled to
The BUSSQ Arrears Department and the unions are passionate about our members receiving their entitlements.
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We chase members unpaid super so they get what they deserve
The BUSSQ Arrears Department and the Plumber’s Union are passionate about our members receiving their entitlements.
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Remember to provide us with your new employees email address
When registering a new employee in EmployerAccess it’s important you provide us with their email address.
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Paper contributions are a thing of the past
As of 1 March 2015, BUSSQ no longer provides employers with paper contribution returns.
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Don't waste money using a lawyer for TPD claims. We can help you for free!
Did you know that using a law firm to make a TPD claim through your super fund can cost you thousands of dollars?
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Refer a friend
If you're happy with your BUSSQ Pension and the service we provide you, we'd like to encourage you to tell your friends to consider BUSSQ.
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Make it your new year's resolution to have a Pension Health Check
What's on your to do list for 2015? Going to the doctors for your annual check up?
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Protect yourself against scams
Australians lose almost $1 billion to scams and fraud each year, with over 800,000 people falling victim in some way.
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Changes to the age pension income test
Centrelink uses deeming rules when assessing eligibility for the Centrelink age pension under the income test. This means that assets such as cash in the bank, shares and managed funds (including supe ...
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Now is the time to have a pension health check
It's important to make sure that your pension is working hard for you, so it's a great idea to have a Pension Health Check from time to time.
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Make sure we have your most up to date details
It's important you keep your details up to date.
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Get ready for SuperStream
Are you confused with all the information you are receiving about SuperStream legislation? BUSSQ can help!
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SuperStream requirements for SMSF's
Your SuperStream requirements for SMSF's
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Choice of superannuation form
The ATO has released a new version of the Superannuation Standard Choice Form.
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New Superannuation Guarantee table
In September 2014, the Government ‘froze’ the superannuation guarantee rate at 9.5% for seven years.
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Workplace visits
We're here to help you.
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BUSSQ takes privacy seriously
You may have heard about the allegations that have been made against CBUS recently about sharing members’ personal information and breaching privacy laws.
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Roll and save today!
Dean is 32 years old. After doing a lost super search with BUSSQ, Dean was advised that along with his BUSSQ account, he has 5 other super accounts - two retail funds and three industry funds.
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BUSSQ recovers 6 months of unpaid super contributions
At BUSSQ we are passionate about our members receiving their superannuation entitlements.
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