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Herston Quarter Redevelopment picks up two gongs at PPP awards in Sydney

01 Dec 2017 - Australian Unity’s Herston Quarter Redevelopment, in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service, was formally recognised at last night’s Public Private Partnership awards for ‘Best Social Infrastructure Project’ and ‘Best Financial Structure’.

Australian Unity office fund AGM highlights strong results and bright future

21 Nov 2017 - The Australian Unity Office Fund (ASX:AOF) told investors at today’s annual general meeting that the Fund is well placed to deliver on its objective of providing unit holders with sustainable income returns.

Australian Unity backs new report on Mutuals' access to capital

09 Nov 2017 - Australian Unity supports the recommendations in a report released by federal Treasurer Scott Morrison concerning the recognition of mutual organisations within the Corporations Act, and how mutuals can access capital. The report, known as the Hammond Report, makes 11 recommendations concerning the status and treatment of mutuals and co-operative organisation. 

Consumers set to be the winners under proposed changes to Mutuals’ business arrangements

08 Nov 2017 - Freeing up mutual organisations to access more capital can help drive long-term investment in social infrastructure projects Australians need to meet growing human services challenges, according to leading mutual Australian Unity.

Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust closes early after raising $250m

01 Nov 2017 - Overwhelming demand from new investors has seen Australian Unity’s $1.3 billion Healthcare Property Trust (HPT) raise $250 million within three days. 

Private Health Insurance changes - The "end of the beginning" of reform

13 Oct 2017 - Private health insurer Australian Unity welcomes the Coalition government’s reforms to private health insurance as a significant step on the path to improving affordability and value for consumers.

Australian Unity Office Fund announces $105.75 million acquisition and $50 million equity raise

10 Oct 2017 - Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited, as the responsible entity for the Australian Unity Office Fund (ASX:AOF), today announced it has entered into an unconditional agreement to acquire 150 Charlotte Street, Brisbane for $105.75 million.

Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust set to reopen

05 Oct 2017 - Australian Unity’s $1.3 billion healthcare property trust (HPT) – the largest healthcare property fund in the country — will re-open on the 25th of October for a limited period to raise approximately $250 million for its ~$700 million development pipeline in healthcare property.

Unintended consequences of proposed banking legislation

02 Oct 2017 - Australian Unity has raised concerns about the potential for unintended consequences of proposed legislation regarding the accountability and remuneration of banking executives.

Tax transparency report - 2017

22 Sep 2017 - As one of Australia’s largest mutual organisations, we are pleased to sign up to the Tax Transparency Code and support greater tax disclosure in Australia as this reflects our commitment to compliance from a regulatory and financial perspective and strives for transparency with respect to our tax strategy and corporate governance.

Appointment of Group Executive, Finance & Strategy

21 Sep 2017 - Australian Unity announced today that Ms Esther Kerr-Smith has been appointed as Group Executive – Finance & Strategy with effect from 25 September 2017, joining the Group Leadership Team.

Australian Unity enters into an agreement with nib for the sale of GU Health

20 Sep 2017 - Key points: • Australian Unity selling corporate health insurance provider GU Health to nib for consideration of $155.5 million • GU Health the only established private health insurance fund in Australia catering exclusively to corporate market • Sale will release capital for investment in other strategic initiatives • Transaction completion expected to occur in final quarter of 2017 calendar year, subject to conditions precedent

Australian Unity’s Diversified Property Fund added to HUB 24’s investment menu

14 Sep 2017 - Australian Unity’s Diversified Property Fund (Fund) has been added to HUB 24’s IDPS platform. 

FY17 Full year results: Business plans progressed and growth delivered in FY17 results

31 Aug 2017 - Health, Wealth and Living group Australian Unity has reported revenues of  $2.05 billion for the 12 months to 30 June 2017, an increase of 34.2 percent compared to the previous corresponding period. 

Australian Unity submission to In Home Care Discussion Paper

28 Aug 2017 - As a provider of in-home care to tens of thousands of Australians, Australian Unity believes that consumer-directed care is an appropriate model for the in-home aged care sector, that (aside from some special needs groups) a nationally consistent approach to assigning home care packages is in the best interests of older Australians, and that red-tape reduction for providers is a crucial goal in ensuring the sector’s long-term sustainability.

We’re better off than our parents, but will our kids be better off than us? We think so.

28 Aug 2017 - Two in every three Australians consider themselves financially better off than their parents were at the same age, while 70 per cent of parents believe their kids will end up at least as well off as them.

Australian Unity raises $11.6 million for new aged care facility at Peninsula Grange

15 Aug 2017 - Australian Unity has successfully finalised another development fund after raising the required capital to further develop the Peninsula Grange Wellbeing Precinct on the Mornington Peninsula, with the addition of 127 new aged care beds.

Australian Unity appoints National Manager, Retail Distribution

14 Aug 2017 - Australian Unity has appointed Adam Kirk to the new role of National Manager, Retail Distribution. 

Australian Unity Office Fund exceeds PDS financial forecasts with strong first full year results

08 Aug 2017 - Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited, as the Responsible Entity for the Australian Unity Office Fund (ASX: AOF), today announced strong results delivering a 22.1 percent total return* to AOF unitholders for the financial year to 30 June 2017.

Amanda Hagan, CEO of Healthcare at Australian Unity discusses mental health at Health Insurance Summit 2017

31 Jul 2017 - Healthcare CEO at Australian Unity, Amanda Hagan suggests people with anxiety and depression can be successfully treated through an innovative program that could help control burgeoning mental health costs in the health system. In a speech to the Health Insurance Summit, Ms Hagan warns the current funding arrangements in the health system are stifling innovation. Read Amanda's speaking notes here (pdf)  View Amanda's presentation here (pdf) 

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