10 lucky members win survey prize draw

Congratulations to 10 lucky members who each won a $100 virtual Mastercard for completing our survey in June 2022.

Investment insights: March 2022 quarter

Despite the uncertainty in global investment markets over the last few months, Qantas Super has had a strong start to the 2022 calendar year. Our Glidepath: Take-off option was ranked the top performer  over the 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years against every other default option in its category in the SuperRatings performance survey to 31 March 2022.

What do Australians think about super?

Here at Qantas Super, there’s nothing we love talking about more than superannuation – but even we can acknowledge that’s not exactly the case for most Australians. However, a recent survey found the majority of Australians share a number of core beliefs about the importance of the super system and its effectiveness.

What’s changing with super on 1 July 2022

Super was left largely untouched by the government in this year’s Federal Budget ahead of the election, but there are still a couple of changes to super coming into effect on 1 July 2022 that are important to be aware of.

How 11 women have taken control of their super

According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), around 80 percent of women are currently retiring with insufficient super savings to fund a comfortable lifestyle, with the average balance for women at retirement sitting at around $70,000 less than the average for men. But there are a number of quick, easy things women can do to take control of their super.

Changes to insurance cover

We’re making a number of changes to the insurance cover available through Qantas Super on 1 July 2022. It’s important that you learn about the changes applicable to your Division.

Changes to our investment options

We conduct yearly reviews of our investment options to make sure they’re set up in the best way to deliver for our members. On 1 April 2022, we made changes to a number of our investment options.

Market volatility and your super

The beauty of super is watching your balance grow over time, so we know it can be difficult to see it drop when there’s volatility in global financial markets, as we’re seeing now as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is above all a human tragedy.

Investment insights: December 2021 quarter

Qantas Super closed out the first half of the 2021/22 financial year in a strong position, with a number of our investment options ranking in the top 5 in their respective categories for the financial year to date as at 31 December 2021 according to independent research house SuperRatings.

Welcoming Lyle Brownscombe to the Board

When the chance came to stand for election as Group E Director at Qantas Super, Lyle Brownscombe thought it would be an interesting opportunity to apply his skills in finance and strategy with a new team working on a very different set of challenges.

Member spotlight: Lelis D’Souza

Lelis D’Souza had joined Qantas in 1993 after arriving in Perth from India, working in customer service at the airport.

How to take super out of the too-hard basket

Until you’re on the home stretch with just a couple of years to go, retirement can seem more like an abstract concept rather than something you’ll actually reach. That feeling can then make it difficult to want to put time into understanding your super and how it’s going to work for you in retirement.