Passing of Paul Costello

On 5 November 2018, Qantas Super members lost a fierce advocate, with the passing of Board Director Paul Costello.

Two thirds of Australians’ report lacklustre retirement confidence

The latest Qantas Super CSBA Retirement Confidence Index (RCI) survey was conducted across a representative sample of over 1,000 Australian adults in July 2018.

Why retirement coaching is important

We interview a former investment specialist who is now a retirement coach to find out why retirement coaching is important and how it can help you.

Members win 240,000 Qantas Points

Congratulations to our competition winners and new members, Dean D’Ambrosi and Mitchell Brannink. Both have taken home 120,000 Qantas Points.

Members win 180,000 Qantas Points by boosting their super

Congratulations to Thomas Faber, Glenn King and Teresa Mak, who have each won 60,000 Qantas Points.

New Director elected to the Board

Qantas Domestic’s Head of Performance Financial Planning, Hendrik Van Calcar, has been elected to the Qantas Superannuation Limited Board.

Protecting you. Protecting your super.

On 1 July 2018, the Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice comes into effect. Learn about the code and our position.

Change to Cash investment option

From 4 April 2018, the Cash investment option will be invested solely into a bank account with ANZ Bank.

This change will mean a slightly higher rate of return compared to historical returns generated by the Cash investment option.  ANZ will pay interest on the cash held in the account at a rate equal to the Reserve Bank of Australia rate plus 0.75% p.a.

Quitting investment in tobacco

Effective immediately, Qantas Super will no longer invest in tobacco manufacturers. We are currently selling the small holdings we own.

In announcing the decision, Chief Investment Officer Andrew Spence said: “Given the negative social costs and health problems associated with smoking, tobacco is at risk of becoming obsolete with growing acknowledgement globally that there is no safe level of usage of the product.

Gateway: Change in exit fee in line with AWOTE

In line with the change in the private sector average weekly ordinary time earnings (AWOTE) for the 12 months to 30 November 2017, the exit fee paid by members in Qantas Super Gateway will change from 1 April 2018.