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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) 

Australian Unity’s funeral bond set to disrupt market

25 Jul 2017 - Australian Unity today launched an innovative new investment product FuneralPlan Bond. With growth-oriented investment options the Bond is designed to provide returns greater than inflation and an option for investors not requiring a capital guarantee.

Government super changes are here, but majority unprepared

20 Jul 2017 - Despite significant media coverage, survey results released today by Australian Unity show the majority of Australians approaching retirement aren’t aware of or prepared for the government’s recent super changes.

Melbourne’s bursting growth behind Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust’s latest $33 million acquisition

11 Jul 2017 - A booming population and growing demand for health services in Melbourne’s west are behind Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust’s (HPT) latest acquisition of The Sunshine Private Medical Centre and Day Surgery and surrounding development land for $33 million, announced today.

HUB24 adds Platypus Asset Management’s low cost systematic fund

08 Jun 2017 - Platypus Asset Management’s Systematic Growth Fund has been added to Hub24’s investment menu. The low-cost systematic fund has returned 8.66% per annum since inception in November 2009, outperforming the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation index over this time by more than 1% per annum after fees. 

Demand for sustainable investment pushes Altius Sustainable Bond Fund beyond $100m and Altius total AUM to $1.4 billion

05 Jun 2017 - The Altius Sustainable Bond Fund (SBF) has reached more than $100m in funds under management, reflecting increasing investor demand for sustainable fixed interest investments and SBF’s consistent year-on-year returns. 

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