Retirement Matters

Retirement Matters is your one-stop news and information centre for planning and living in retirement. Make sure you visit us whenever you're online, as we publish new articles regularly.

  • Important changes for your Transition to Retirement

    Important changes for your Transition to Retirement


    Find out more about the Federal Government's changes affecting Transition to Retirement.

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  • 2016/17 Federal Budget - changes to super

    The Federal Government has made a number of changes to the rules relating to super. These changes were initially announced in the 2016/17 Federal Budget and then amended following public consultation.  The legislation giving effect to the changes has passed through Parliament and is now law. We now have more information on how GESB members will be affected. 

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  • Changes to super and retirement accounts

    The WA Government recently made changes to how we can manage your super. Find out what will change and how you may be affected.

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  • December 2016 statements are now available

    If you chose to receive your statement electronically before 31 December 2016, your statement is now available in Member Online.

    For all other members, you will receive a printed statement in the mail.

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  • Have you considered switching to eStatements?

    You may have received an email from us, asking if you'd like to receive your future Member Statements online. We've been in touch with members currently receiving paper statements, to share the benefits of getting your statements via email.

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  • Look out for your December 2016 Member Statement

    We'll be mailing Member Statements over three weeks starting from 10 March 2017.

    If you chose to receive your statement electronically before 31 December 2016, it will be available in Member Online from 7 March.

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  • Register for a retirement planning seminar in the Pilbara

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    If you live in the Pilbara region, you can register now for a retirement planning seminar in Karratha or Port Hedland in April.

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  • Service fees

    We introduced fees for some of our services on 1 July 2016.

    Service fees apply for our Simple Advice and Retirement Options Services, and for certain transactions such as Family Law splitting and full and partial withdrawals.

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  • Changes to the Age Pension in 2017

    From 1 January 2017, changes to the Age Pension assets test will take effect, and from 1 July 2017, the qualifying age will start increasing.

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  • In times of market volatility, focus on the long term

    If you're thinking about changing your investment plan, here are some things to consider.

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  • 5 simple steps to help protect your cybersecurity

    Cybercrime is big business, targeting both individuals and businesses. Here are five simple steps you can take to better protect yourself.

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  • 5 factors that could affect your Gold State Super benefit

    Find out the 5 key factors that you should consider before making any decisions on your super or working arrangements.

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  • New names for super and retirement investment plans

    If you are a GESB Super, West State Super or retirement product member, you can choose how your savings are invested through your investment plan. 

    On 1 July 2016, the names of some investment plans for GESB Super, West State Super and retirement products changed.

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  • Retirement rewards seminar is moving online

    Our Retirement rewards seminars will be moving to a new online format to allow more members to access the information in our presentations.

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  • New Member Online is now available

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    We are pleased to advise that the new version of Member Online is now available.

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  • Salary maintenance and remuneration for Gold State Super

    It is important to understand what can be included as part of your remuneration.

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  • What happens to my super with GESB when I pass away?

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    Your super is likely to be one of your most significant assets. But have you thought about what will happen to your super with GESB after you are gone? 

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  • Centrelink, the Age Pension and you

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    When you meet age requirements, you may be eligible for the Age Pension. This may be an important source of income for you.

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  • Shedding light on changes to Commonwealth preservation age

    On 1 July 2015, changes to Commonwealth preservation age took effect for members born on or after 1 July 1960.  If this is you, these changes have important implications that you should consider before accessing your super, especially if you are also a Gold State Super member. We shed some light on these changes and what they may mean for GESB members.

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  • 2015/16 budgets - what they mean for you

    We take a look at the new Age Pension rules in the 2015/16 Commonwealth budget, as well as changes to WA seniors' benefits that took effect on 1 July. Ensure you are up to date with these changes and take steps now to help minimise the impact on your retirement income. Read more
  • Your retirement top tips with Brad

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    Brad Zaknich, GESB's Key Account Manager, shares his 'top tips' to help you get started with planning your retirement.

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  • Are your retirement savings on track?

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    Will your retirement savings be enough to support the lifestyle you want? Check out whether your budget is on track and what you can do to maximise your savings.

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  • Choose the right advice for your retirement

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    Need advice on your retirement but don't know where to start?  Read this guide to help find an adviser that's right for you.

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  • Welcome to Retirement Matters

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    We are pleased to bring you Retirement Matters - your one-stop online news and information centre for planning and living in retirement.  Access timely updates, learn about a range of investment and lifestyle topics.

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