Rural journalism set to benefit from AustSafe Super and RPC partnership

AustSafe Super has continued its support of rural Australia by announcing a corporate partnership with the Rural Press Club (RPC) of Queensland. 

The new agreement will enable the RPC to provide greater support to rural journalism through awards, scholarships, and internship programs. It will shortly be announcing the details of a Rural Press Club of Queensland Student Bursary.

AustSafe Super’s chief executive, Craig Stevens, said the Fund is proud to have entered into an arrangement with the RPC, with the partnership demonstrating AustSafe Super’s sustained commitment to the people and industries of rural and regional Australia.

“This partnership means additional support can be directed into areas so regional Queenslanders can access information and reporting that’s well researched and better informed. That’s something that aligns well with the AustSafe Super business and we’re excited to see these initiatives put into practice,” he said.

According to RPC president, Trent Thorne, partnering with AustSafe Super was a natural fit given the brand synergy between the organisations and their shared objective of assisting people on the land.

“[AustSafe Super] is a well-recognised financial services brand with a long track record of helping rural Queensland. As a business, it really understands the issues facing regional areas and that was important to the RPC in getting AustSafe on board as a partner.

“Myself and the [RPC] team are really looking forward to seeing what the partnership can yield over the course of this year,” he said.

Now in its 30th year of operation, AustSafe Super is the industry super fund for rural and regional Australia and looks after more than 100,000 members with $2.4 billion funds under management. 

In the last financial year, AustSafe Super delivered strong investment returns for members with 11.12% p.a. for the MySuper (Balanced) investment option, and 13.41% p.a. for our Pension Balanced investment option. Most notably, our Super Growth, CRF Capital Stable and Capital Stable options were all ranked in the top quartile according to SuperRatings1 and our CRF Capital Stable option was ranked first amongst all Capital Stable options with a return of 8.40% p.a.

The Fund’s strong performance has also been evidenced by recent award wins, including being announced as the winner of the Best Growth Super Fund in Money Magazine’s Best of the Best Awards for 2018, as well as being a finalist in the Rainmaker Selecting Super Awards’ Innovation Award for Millennial Superannuation. It was recently announced as the second top performing superannuation fund for the 12 months to December, 2017, by leading research and consultancy firm, Chant West.


1SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – Balanced (60-76) median return for – MySuper (Balanced) – 30 June 2017. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. 

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