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Australian Unity postpones premium increase

30 Mar 2020 - To help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its customers, Australian Unity has postponed all private health insurance premium increases scheduled for 1 April 2020.

Embracing the future & celebrating our shared past

05 Feb 2020 - Australian Unity has once again hosted the annual Australia Day Breakfast celebrating the milestones that have built the character of our nation. Read more here.

Healthcare Property Trust raises capital

20 Jan 2020 - Australian Unity raises $291 million to fund Healthcare Property Trust’s development pipeline and new acquisitions

Australian Unity announces bushfire relief package

09 Jan 2020 - Member-owned wellbeing company Australian Unity has announced a range of measures to assist its employees, members, customers and communities affected by the country’s devastating bushfires.

Reducing social media screen time these holidays

09 Dec 2019 - Tips to help you reduce your social media usage and overall screen time that can help improve overall wellbeing.

Advocating for Australia on IDPWD

03 Dec 2019 - International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) is a unique occasion to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of people living with disability.

Helping Australians save for life’s big milestones

31 Oct 2019 - While mortgage owners are benefiting from Australia’s record-low interest rates, savers are feeling the pinch.

Australian Unity investors vote overwhelmingly in favour of property funds merger

29 Oct 2019 - Investors in Australian Unity’s Diversified Property Fund and Retail Property Fund have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposal to merge the two funds to create a circa. $537 million diversified commercial property fund.  

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.