ISA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft legislation outlining the proposed treatment of faith-based superannuation products under the performance test. We recommend that this issue be considered as part of the Government’s broader review of the Your Future, Your Super reforms, given:
- the proposed approach potentially undermines the intention of the performance test, by creating an uneven playing field between faith-based products and other products, and
- to the extent there are unintended and perverse outcomes arising as result of applying the current performance test to faith-based products, the same issue is likely to exist for other products (including those that apply values-based investment principles).
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