Super Matters

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

  • Changes to tax-deductible contributions to your super

    Learn what this Federal Government change means for your West State Super or GESB Super.

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  • Important changes for your Transition to Retirement

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    Find out more about the Federal Government's changes affecting Transition to Retirement. Read more
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Three super reasons to use our Retirement Options Service

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    Discover how our Retirement Options Service can help you make some important decisions about your super and retirement income.

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  • Get Simple Advice to help boost your retirement savings

    Discover the best ways to grow your super using Simple Advice, our over-the-phone service to help you manage your super.

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  • Take control of your investment plan with Simple Advice

    Simple Advice is an over-the-phone service to help you with your choice of investment plan and the best ways to grow your super.

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  • Make extra contributions to grow your super

    By adding a little extra to your super, you could make a huge difference to your retirement savings.

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  • Insurance - don't set and forget

    It's important to review your insurance often, to make sure it's right for you and you're not paying for cover you don't need. Simply follow our checklist.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Insurance changes for GESB Super and West State Super members from 1 July 2016

    Changes to premiums and other policy terms and conditions for the Death, Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI) offered through GESB Super and West State Super will apply from 1 July 2016.

    If you are a GESB Super or West State Super member, find out where you can find more information on these important changes.

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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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  • Sort out your super with a simple 'health' check

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    Why not give your super a 'health boost' today? All it takes is a few simple steps and you'll be rewarded now and in the future.

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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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  • Your super 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 managing your own super.

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  • Is your super on track?

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    Don't miss out on the retirement lifestyle you want. Check out what budget you'll need and how you can fast track your super.

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  • Choose the right advice for your super

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

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  • Important information for members with deferred benefits

    If you have a deferred benefit with GESB, you can now access essential information in the Gold State Super deferred benefits page of this website.

    If you would like to know what happens to your benefit when it is deferred, and find out what your options are for accessing your benefit, you should read this information. 

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  • Welcome to Super Matters

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    We are pleased to bring you Super Matters - a one-stop online news and information centre for your super. Here you can access timely updates on your GESB super and keep up with what's happening in the industry.

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