Friendly Societies

Senior Australian Unity executive, Mr Adnan Glinac has been elected as the new President of the Friendly Societies of Australia (FSA). Mr Glinac, who is Executive General Manager – Life and Super with Australian Unity, was elected to the position at the 2018 FSA Annual General Meeting, which took place last week. Ms Mandy Cooper,…

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The friendly societies industry has confirmed its support for draft legislation which has been released to give effect to recommendations contained in the Report on Reforms for Cooperatives, Mutuals and Member-owned Firms by Mr Greg Hammond OAM (the Hammond review). In a short submission to Treasury – in response to the draft Treasury Laws Amendment…

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Statement from the President of the Friendly Societies of Australia (FSA), Mr Tony Connon, following a judgment in the High Court of Australia involving Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society (Lifeplan) and Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society (Foresters): “As the industry association representing Australia’s friendly societies, the Friendly Societies of Australia (FSA) notes the…

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