Australian female workers are experiencing more mental health conditions than men 

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Over half of all Australian women in the workforce (55%) have reportedly experienced a mental health condition, with a quarter believing their workplace either caused, or worsened their mental health condition, according to research released today from SuperFriend. The Gender Identity Report is a snapshot taken from SuperFriend’s annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace (ITW) […]

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Finity working with corporates to bolster their social capital

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Executives at some of Australia’s biggest insurers have acknowledged they are struggling to manage their social capital, with a survey showing 83 per cent believe their organisations are falling well short. The survey of 60 executives by actuarial and analytics firm, Finity, found 62 per cent believed their organisations were “a long way behind” best […]

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TAL named workplace gender equality leader for sixth year, maintaining pay equity for all roles

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TAL, one of Australia’s leading life insurers, has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading promoters of workplace equality after being named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the sixth consecutive year. TAL has also maintained gender pay equity for all employee roles. The citation is awarded by the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality […]

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Equity Trustees reveals 2019 a record year for giving

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Australia’s leading trustee company, Equity Trustees, has released its Annual Giving Review which revealed that the 2019 financial year was a record-breaking year of giving, distributing $124 million to the community – making Equity Trustees the most significant single trustee source of philanthropic funding in the country for that year. “It was an extraordinary year […]

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AFA Foundation reaches $2m milestone

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Foundation has announced it has reached a significant milestone, donating $2 million to date, to a range of charities across Australia. AFA Foundation Chair, Olivia Sarah-Le Lacheur, said, “We are extremely proud to have raised over $2 million so far and we look forward to continuing to give back […]

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Future2 appoints new Director to the Board

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The Future2 Foundation is pleased to welcome Mr Giles Gunesekera to its Board of Directors.   Mr Giles Gunesekera is Founder and CEO of Global Impact Initiative and is a member of the global advisory board of the United Nations (Climate & Health and Sustainable Finance) as well as a wide range of not-for-profit boards […]

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AFA Foundation opens 2020 Grants Program

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has opened its 2020 AFA Foundation Grants Program (the Grants Program). The Grants Program launched in 2019 and offers AFA members the opportunity to nominate local charity partners that would benefit from a small donation, but might face challenges in finding funding via other avenues such as government assistance […]

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TAL wraps up fourth summer of national skin check initiative

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TAL, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, has completed the fourth year of its national skin check initiative, TAL SpotChecker, having performed 750 free skin checks for TAL customers and the general public across Australia. The annual initiative is aimed at raising the awareness of the importance of skin checks as well as self-checking in […]

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Michael Rice receives Order of Australia for service to actuarial profession

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Michael Rice has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia (General Division) for distinguished service to business and economics, particularly to the actuarial profession, and through advisory roles. His notable achievements and extensive service include promoting and advocating higher superannuation payments to women and public policy work that has secured a framework for […]

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Jefferies to dedicate a day of Asia Pacific Trading in support of Australia wildfires relief

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Jefferies has announced, that on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, the firm will dedicate a day of trading to support relief efforts needed after the devastation caused by the recent wildfires taking place in Australia. Specifically, Jefferies will donate net trading commissions on Wednesday, January 22 for all trading in Asia Pacific securities, including equities, fixed […]

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