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Don't rush your tax return

25 Jul 2019 - A surge in Australians racing to file their 2019 tax returns has prompted experts to urge taxpayers to take their time to ensure they don’t miss out on maximising their returns.

Aged care career opportunity for Aboriginal people

19 Jul 2019 - Australian Unity will give 14 Aboriginal people an opportunity to pursue a career in the aged care sector through an innovative pre-employment pathway.

Election win to trigger last minute EOFY philanthropy

13 Jun 2019 - The Coalition election win has left many Australians feeling wealthier due to the ‘wealth effect’, despite there being no real change in their true financial situation.  This is likely to lead to an increase in charitable giving, adding further to the usual end of financial year rush, says Emma Sakellaris, executive general manager of Australian Unity Trustees. 

Statement on NDIS services

31 May 2019 - Following a review of its Home & Disability Services, Australian Unity will progressively and carefully scale down the provision of NDIS funded services over the next 12 months in all locations, but will retain a sizeable footprint in metropolitan Sydney.

Australian Unity named in Australia’s most trusted brands

21 May 2019 - Health Wealth and Living company Australian Unity was named one of Australia's Most Trusted Brands in the annual Reader's Digest awards announced in Sydney on 1 May 2109.

Research finds financial advice brings benefits beyond the dollar

14 May 2019 - Research conducted by the University of Adelaide and Australian Unity has revealed that investors who pay for financial advice reported a greater level of calm about their financial situation, compared to those who no longer receive financial advice. 

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

05 Apr 2019 - The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 5 April 2019.

Meet 7 women thriving at Australian Unity’s Wealth & Capital Markets

08 Mar 2019 - In celebration of International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March), we are featuring seven of our female leaders across Australian Unity’s Wealth & Capital Markets platform. Each of the women are experts in their respective fields and their career trajectories demonstrate the depth and breadth of experiences they each bring to their role at Australian Unity. 

"Choice" not "balance" key to women's security

26 Feb 2019 - International Women’s Day is a timely reminder of the importance of women making choices at all stages of their life to plan for security, with statistics from the Council on the Ageing showing that for many women, homelessness, fear and poverty are what awaits them in their older age, says Emma Sakellaris, executive general manager of Australian Unity Trustees Limited.

Funeral and property disputes impacting women

26 Feb 2019 - There has been an increasing number of disputes following the death of a family member, in large part because people didn’t communicate what they planned to do with their assets as well as what they wanted to happen to their remains, says Anna Hacker, Wills & Estates Accredited Specialist at Australian Unity Trustees.

Australia Day Breakfast – What it means to be Australian

25 Jan 2019 - The 2019 Australia Day Breakfast was hosted on Friday 25 January at the NGV in the heart of Melbourne’s Art’s Precinct. Australian Unity’s marquee event was chosen to run adjacent to the traditional 26 January holiday, out of respect for a growing discussion to change the date of Australia’s national day.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

10 Jan 2019 - The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018.

Australian Unity acquires Western Hospital

11 Nov 2018 - Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust (HPT) has announced the acquisition of Western Hospital in Henley Beach, South Australia, for $22.5 million, with a further $5.9 million to be invested on expansion works.

Building resilience in drought-stricken Tamworth

07 Nov 2018 - Health and wellbeing company Australian Unity is joining forces with its community partner The Resilience Project to help tackle drought-related stress and anxiety at the local level in Tamworth.

Debt ridden estates can cause challenges for executors

01 Nov 2018 - Managing the debts in deceased estates is an increasingly complicated area for executors and family members to deal with, and it is important they are aware of their responsibilities and rights, says Anna Hacker, Wills & Estates Accredited Specialist at Australian Unity Trustees.

Platypus gets Golden Bull as 2018’s top fund manager

30 Oct 2018 - Platypus Asset Management took out its first Golden Bull, the top award at the Australian Fund Manager of the year awards in Sydney earlier this month.

Australian Unity grows healthcare property footprint with Southport acquisition

16 Oct 2018 - Australian Unity’s ~$1.5 billion Healthcare Property Trust (HPT) has announced the acquisition of a seven-level medical facility in Southport, Queensland, for $17.5 million.

North Blackburn Shopping Centre $40+ m refurb a step closer

13 Aug 2018 - Exciting expansion plans for the North Blackburn Shopping Centre are progressing.

Young Australians are getting happier

23 Jul 2018 - Young adults in Australia are happier now than they were at the turn of the century, a new study reveals.

Australian Unity strengthens investment bond offering

20 Jul 2018 - Australian Unity has expanded its Lifeplan Investment Bond to meet strong adviser demand.