Uni staff could lose their super

A KEY scheme of one of Australia's biggest superannuation funds is short of money, leaving more than 100,000 people facing the prospect of having their super slashed.

At universities across Australia just about everyone from the boffins to the backroom staff is in a super scheme called UniSuper.

The fund has more than 450,000 members and about $30 billion in assets under management. Its members thought they were in a scheme that was secure but that is no longer the case.

They may lose what they thought would be a guaranteed income in retirement because UniSuper may not be able to pay out on promised benefits.

Dr Mike Rafferty from the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney says many members are unaware their super is at risk.

Read more at ABC news online.

Topics:  retirement superannuation univeristy

Ute and truck smash on highway

CRASH RESCUE: At 2am on Sunday the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out to a crash involving a ute colliding with a truck on the Pacific motorway near Brunswick Heads.

Pacific Highway blocked after ute and truck smash

Ferry return to service delayed

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Service will not resume as expected

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