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ANNABELLE DICKSON  |   12:05PM
The $52 billion industry superannuation fund has named the 11 finalists in its inaugural HESTA Impact Awards.
KARREN VERGARA  |   12:02PM
More than one million New South Wales residents took advantage of the early release of superannuation scheme, withdrawing $10 billion, new analysis shows.
KANIKA SOOD
David Orford's Optimum Pensions has signed a five-year exclusive agreement with Generation Life to bring its retirement income product to the market.
ELIZA BAVIN
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has confirmed it is still working with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to crack down on early release of super scams which cost Australians over $6 million.
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