Here is a list of some of our favourite financial websites, tools and resources. We try to keep it up to date, so if you find something that you would like to recommend to other ADF members and families please contact us. We do not as a rule promote for profit organisations or services.
ADF Consumer Centre
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC)
CSC is the trustee and administrator of a number of Commonwealth public sector superannuation funds and schemes including the:
- Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme (MSBS)
- Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme (DFRDB)
- Australian Defence Force Superannuation (ADF Super)
- Australian Defence Force Cover (ADF Cover)
which cover ADF members.
MoneySmart is run by the by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) – Australia’s national corporate, financial services and consumer credit regulator – to help people make the most of their money. The site is a rich and reliable source of independent financial education. It offers a range of useful tools and resources including the:
Help with disputes
If you have a dispute with a professional adviser, business, or even a government agency or department, there is invariably an internal dispute resolution process. If this is unsuccessful there are also a range of other organisations set up to help resolve disputes.
Many industries have independent ombudsman schemes set up to resolve complaints against the members of the scheme. These services are usually free to use for consumers and can be a quicker and cheaper way of resolving a dispute than taking it to a court. Schemes include the: