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Leading conservative joins growing call to change date of Australia Day

Former coalition industry minister Ian Macfarlane today added his voice to calls for Australia Day to be moved from January 26, saying the country will be brought closer together if the national day isn’t associated with past wrongs.

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Australian Unity Wellbeing Index 2016

The latest Australian Unity Wellbeing Index survey finds average life satisfaction in 2016 hit a record score of 76.7, the highest since the index’s inception in 2000. It continues an upward trend that began in 2006.
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Access appropriate tools for simple planning

While estate planning is increasingly necessary for most Australians, meeting those estate planning needs usually requires simple solutions, especially for older Australians, says Matt Walsh, General Manager Life and Super at Australian Unity.
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Australian Unity takes action to help the financially vulnerable

Australian Unity today shared its commitment to support those facing financial exclusion by announcing plans to develop a Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) by August 2017.

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Australia’s largest healthcare fund set to re-open

26 Apr 2017 - Australian Unity’s $1.2 billion healthcare property trust (HPT), the largest healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in the country, will re-open this May to help raise funds for its ~ $500 million development pipeline.

Australian Unity appoint Tim Barber as CEO of Big Sky Banking

05 Apr 2017 - Australian Unity Wealth has appointed Tim Barber as General Manager – Banking reporting to Australian Unity Wealth CEO David Bryant.

Australian Unity Trustees appoints head of philanthropy

03 Apr 2017 - Australian Unity Trustees has appointed Caroline Whitby to the newly-created position of national manager - philanthropy.

Australian Unity welcomes Turnbull government consultation on Member-Owned Firm Legislation and Regulation

27 Mar 2017 - Leading mutual organisation Australian Unity welcomes federal Treasurer Scott Morrison’s decision to initiate a consultation on the reforms needed to support cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms as key continuing contributors to the national economy.

Australian Unity focusses trustee services on “middle Australia”

16 Mar 2017 - There is an increasing need for estate planning and trustee services for middle income Australians as the population ages and as issues such as dementia and blended families become more prevalent, says Rohan Mead, group managing director of Australian Unity.

Australian Unity Group increases first half revenue by 43 percent, profit by 16 percent

01 Mar 2017 - Financial services, healthcare and independent & assisted living company Australian Unity Limited (Australian Unity) has reported revenue and other income of $901.7 million for the six months to 31 December 2016, an increase of 43.0 percent compared to the corresponding period last year (31 December 2015: $630.4 million).

Australian Unity’s Herston Quarter health precinct a step closer

23 Feb 2017 - Queensland is a significant step closer to having a world-leading health precinct at Brisbane’s Herston Quarter after Australian Unity today executed a series of agreements for the development.

Australian Unity's health insurance premium increase lowest in a decade

10 Feb 2017 - Australian Unity’s insurance premiums are set to rise by an average 4.46 percent from April 1, 2017, representing the lowest average increase for a decade.

Australia Day date debate gains traction after breakfast speech

27 Jan 2017 - Australian Unity’s Great Australia Day Breakfast in Parliament House was the venue for a speech by former Coalition minister Ian Macfarlane that stirred considerable discussion about whether 26th January is the appropriate date to celebrate Australia Day.

Leading conservative joins growing call to change date of Australia Day

27 Jan 2017 - Former coalition industry minister Ian Macfarlane today added his voice to calls for Australia Day to be moved from January 26, saying the country will be brought closer together if the national day isn’t associated with past wrongs.

Australian Unity announces its Reconciliation Action Plan

16 Jan 2017 - Australian Unity’s 176-year history, while remarkable in itself, pales in comparison to the continuing connection to country that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have maintained.

Australian Unity Wellbeing Index 2016

21 Dec 2016 - The latest Australian Unity Wellbeing Index survey finds average life satisfaction in 2016 hit a record score of 76.7, the highest since the index’s inception in 2000. It continues an upward trend that began in 2006.

Access appropriate tools for simple planning

07 Dec 2016 - While estate planning is increasingly necessary for most Australians, meeting those estate planning needs usually requires simple solutions, especially for older Australians, says Matt Walsh, General Manager Life and Super at Australian Unity.

Australian Unity taking action to help the financially vulnerable

28 Nov 2016 - Australian Unity today shared its commitment to support those facing financial exclusion by announcing plans to develop a Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) by August 2017.

Apple Pay coming to Australian Unity’s customers

11 Nov 2016 - Australian Unity today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.

Don’t overlook the benefits of investing in commercial property

11 Nov 2016 - The benefits of investing in commercial property are often overlooked by SMSF trustees but now could be a good time to consider this investment option, says Ryan Banting, head of portfolio management, Australian Unity Real Estate Investment.

Commercial property demand to remain strong in 2017

11 Nov 2016 - Strong support remains for Australian office markets, with some markets such as Sydney and Melbourne experiencing strong leasing and investment demand, said Mr Grant Nichols, fund manager for the Australian Unity Office Fund (AOF).

New investors reaping rewards while baby boomers are worried about the future

11 Nov 2016 - The bi-annual Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction index has revealed that while wealthier investors aged over 60 are worried about the future of their investments, new investors are engaging more with financial advisers and benefitting from the recent positive results from the capital markets.

Zenith upgrades Lifeplan Investment Bond

11 Nov 2016 - The Lifeplan Investment Bond (formerly Lifeplan NextGen Investments) has been upgraded from "recommended" to "highly recommended" by Zenith Investment Partners in its latest review.

Investment bonds a tax effective superannuation alternative

07 Nov 2016 - With the superannuation reforms announced in the Federal Government’s 2016-17 Budget being realised, it is imperative that people consider ways to achieve a tax effective retirement income outside the superannuation system, says Matt Walsh, general manager of Life and Super at Australian Unity.

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