Self ManAged Super Fund Association
The SMSF Association is the independent, professional body representing Australia’s self-managed super fund sector. With over 1.1 million Australians now self-managing their super, the SMSF Association’s mandate is an important one – to lead the professionalism, integrity and sustainability of the SMSF sector – as a major source of our nation’s prosperity for today and our future.
The Association’s core focus is to raise the standard of advice provided by all SMSF professionals and enable trustees to become better educated and make informed decisions for their future retirement. As the peak body representing the SMSF sector, the Association has the vital role of continually improving the quality of advisors, the knowledge of trustees and the credibility and health of a vibrant SMSF community.
We believe that a healthy SMSF sector contributes strongly to long term capital and national prosperity. We are here to improve the quality of advisors, the knowledge of trustees and the credibility and health of a vibrant SMSF community.
We believe that every Australian has the right to a good quality of life in retirement and the right to control their own destiny.
National Seniors AUSTRALIA
National Seniors was established by a group of visionary Queenslanders in 1976. Now, more than 40 years on, with over 130,000 members, 120 branches, and 50 employees, it is the consumer lobby for older Australians and the fourth largest organisation of its type in the world.
Providing unrivalled access to policy-makers, a raft of commercial benefits, world-class research and top-notch publications, National Seniors is everything the over 50s need to navigate the second half of their lives.
While the organisation stays true to its roots by giving older Australians – working and retired - a strong national voice, it also leads a new guard of seniors: the baby boomers who are already redefining what it means to grow old. 6.9 million Australians are now aged 50 years and over. They join National Seniors for a single voice and to be part of something bigger.
AUSTRALIAN Shareholders' Association
The ASA educates investors and stands up for shareholder rights. The Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA) is Australia's largest, independent, not-for-profit individual investor association. We bring this experience, scale and expertise to the table when it comes to looking after the needs of our members.
We’re passionate about keeping the market fair for the everyday, independent investor, and we’ve been doing just that since 1960. So you know your investment journey is backed by an expert organisation you can trust.
And when you join the ASA, you join a community of experienced investors and shareholders. Members are able to further their investment knowledge through the annual conference, monthly meetings and discussion groups (including in regional areas), as well as one-off seminars and workshops.
We protect your rights
We make your vote count
We help you on your investment journey
We connect you to a community of investors
Australian Listed Investment Companies Association
The Australian Listed Investment Companies Association (ALICA) is the industry body representing many of Australia’s traditional listed investment companies. As traditional listed investment companies, ALICA’s members adopt a consistent “buy and hold” approach to investments with the objective of deriving dividend income for on-payment to their shareholders. Combined, ALICA’s members have in excess of 200,000 shareholders and more than $11 billion invested in predominantly Australian listed companies and trusts. The shareholder base of ALICA’s members is predominantly Australian retail shareholders, self managed superannuation funds, charitable and not for profit organisations. Through their investment in listed investment companies, the shareholders provide capital to many Australian corporates, both large and small. The consistent fully franked dividends they receive from their investments in the listed investment companies is a critical factor in their investment decision.
Self Managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association
SISFA is the Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association. It was established in 1998 (incorporated in 1999) as Australia’s first SMSF advocate association, and since then has grown to be the national voice for SMSFs in the superannuation policy debate. SISFA provides an important link between fund trustees, the superannuation industry, authorities and the community though its regular liaison on matters such as policy, proposed legislation and rulings impacting on SMSFs. As an association it encourages high professional standards through its professional membership and public education initiatives, and is often sought after by the financial media for comment on Government policy or ATO rulings. Small independent superannuation funds (otherwise known as Self Managed Super Funds) are collectively a major sector in Australia's financial services industry and currently account for the largest single pool of money (by fund type) in the Superannaution system.
Stockbrokers and Financial AdvisErs Association
The Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) is the peak body for Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers in Australia. SAFAA has both Principal and Practitioner Members. Principal Members comprise leading Market Participants. Practitioner Members comprise experienced stockbrokers and financial advisers employed by Market Participants.
SAFAA has three roles:
Firstly, it advocates on behalf of its Principal Members for ethical, efficient and stable listed equity and debt markets.
Secondly, it provides specialist education and training for its Practitioner Members.
Thirdly, it provides Code Monitoring for TASA advisers as an accredited tax (financial) adviser Association for the purposes of the Tax Agent Services Act (TASA).
Association of Independent Retirees
AIRs vision is to be recognised as the Peak National Body representing the interests of fully or partly Self-Funded Retirees and work for their benefit.
The Mission for the Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Limited is to secure recognition and equity for Australians who, through their diligence and careful management, fully or partly self-fund their own retirement needs.
The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Limited promotes the interest of our members by:
Conducting research, preparing position papers for A.I.R. members, Government and relevant agencies
Representing the views and aspirations of our members and all fully or partly Self-Funded Retirees to all levels of Government and all political parties
Seeking equitable economic, taxation and social environment outcomes that recognize and address the special issues faced by those who fully or partly self-fund their future
Providing opportunities for members to meet and share views on a range of matters in a welcoming social atmosphere created by our Branches
Providing relevant information to our members and others through a range of processes including publications, radio, television, newspapers and the internet
Entering into co-operative arrangements with organisations who share similar aims to A.I.R.
Australian Investors Association
The AIA was formed in 1991 by a small group of investors who recognised there was a need for an organisation which could represent the interests of private investors across the broad spectrum of investment products available in the retail market.
Association of Financial Advisers
The Association of Financial Advisers Limited (AFA) has been the authentic voice on the value of financial advice for over 70 years. Today, the AFA is a vibrant, innovative association, where the underlying driver of policy is the belief that great advice transforms lives. To this end the AFA is striving to achieve the vision of Great Advice for More Australians. The AFA’s ongoing relevance as a professional association is derived from our success in engaging with the major stakeholders in financial advice including advisers, consumers, licensees, product and service providers, and the regulator and government. Culturally we believe in the value of collaboration to create powerful outcomes and this drives how we achieve influence and work towards our vision.
WA Self Funded retirees inc
The WA Self Funded Retirees Inc. objectives are:
To protect and advance the interests of retirees who have funded, in whole or in part their own retirement.
To gain recognition, as a body speaking for self-funded retired or semi-retired people at Federal, State and Local Government level, by the community at large and by the media.
To pursue a taxation environment that recognises and compensates for inflation and the special problems of the retired, regardless of source of income.
To procure for its members: benefits, rebates and concessions equivalent to those granted to Aged Pensioners, from all levels of government, health organizations, business and commerce.
To prepare papers and submissions to transmit the views of the Association to Federal, State and Local Governments and to seek changes in the laws to benefit its members.
To provide a forum for positive, like-minded people.
Gold coast retirees inc
The Gold Coast Retirees Inc welcome self-funded or part pension retirees who seek financial, investment or other information, with stimulating meetings and social activities. The purpose of the Advocacy Group is to identify public policy issues and concerns affecting self-funded and partly self-funded Gold Coast retirees. It aims to prioritise these issues and concerns, identify those we should focus our attention and resources on, and develop action plans for addressing these issues, including recommending positions and initiatives the Association should adopt. Through its advocacy committee, Gold Coast Retirees Inc. aims to communicate our policies and agendas to members and the public and to develop and maintain strategies through which legislative and regulatory issues can be addressed in a timely and effective manner.