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The minister for superannuation, Jane Hume, has defended the government’s Your Future Your Super package, in the face of crossbench opposition to powers for the treasurer to veto certain types of expenditure and investment.
Hume told Radio National the Coalition wanted to to clarify trustees’ duties to act in the best “financial” interests of members, as the Productivity Commission recommended.
We know there are grey areas occasionally where expenditure doesn’t reflect a good use of members’ money. That’s why we’re introducing the regulation power, recommended by APRA, to clarify some grey areas that are hard to enforce.
Let’s say there is an industry junket for board members overseas or sponsoring sports leagues.”
It’s not a measure that allows a minister to wake up one morning with an agenda and strike out specific investments, it clarifies their duties of best financial interest.”
The AFL says it is fully prepared for the situation it finds itself in this morning, after thousands of fans were contacted overnight and asked to take Covid-19 tests and self-isolate until a negative test is returned.
After it emerged on Tuesday night that a person who attended the Collingwood v Port Adelaide game at the MCG on Sunday tested positive, Victorian government health officials sent text messages to those fans who were in close proximity. The person was seated in zone 4, level 1 of the Great Southern Stand at the Punt Road end. Fans in other parts of the MCG on Sunday have been asked to monitor for symptoms.
The AFL and the MCC have prepared for this situation in multiple simulations, with contact information linked to ticketing data and QR codes.
The announcement is a reminder why the AFL and various governments worked to develop measures that prioritised the health and wellbeing of fans and allowed the speedy identification of all patrons attending each match in the event of a positive test.
Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 10 new Covid cases as MCG and regional sites added to exposure sites ———