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WA workers suffer $570 million super loss

  Published: 26 Sep 2022

Requiring employers to pay super with wages, instead of quarterly, would put a stop to more than 300,000 Western Australians missing out on a total $568 million in superannuation payments in a year.

Industry Super Australia (ISA) analysis of tax file data shows 29% of the WA workforce were short-changed on super in 2018-19, those impacted lost on average $1,810. In six years, WA’s unpaid super bill climbed to an eyewatering $3.5 billion.

Changing federal law so super is paid with wages for all workers would end WA’s unpaid super scourge. 

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