Governance and disclosure

Corporate governance

Corporate governance refers to the system of controls, policies and processes used by a company to determine how it’s administered, its relationships with stakeholders, including shareholders, staff and members, and its accountability.

We’ve adopted principles for corporate governance that outline the framework under which the board and management carry out their duties and obligations. These principles are outlined in the Corporate governance policy statement.

Investment governance

Mine Super is a significant investor in the Australian and international investments market. The board has developed guidelines and principles to ensure investing is undertaken in accordance with best practice in the interests of Mine Super members.

The Trustee

Our Trustee is AUSCOAL Superannuation Pty Ltd (ABN 70 003 566 989) and is responsible for Mine Superannuation Fund’s management and investment decisions.

The Trustee’s job is to make sure Mine Super:

  • works in the best interests of members and their beneficiaries
  • follows the Trust Deed, Mine Super Fund's rule book
  • follows the superannuation laws, rules and regulations.

The Trustee is licensed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the government body that supervises the superannuation industry, to be a Trustee of a public offer superannuation fund.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has given the Trustee an Australian Financial Services Licence, number 246864, to provide general financial product advice on superannuation.

The Trustee is equally represented by both coal industry employees and employers, working together in the best interests of members and their families.  

Conflicts management - registers of interests and duties

The Trustee keeps registers which record the interests and duties of Directors and Executives which may have an impact on their role as a Responsible Person.

Board and management remuneration

Mine Super's remuneration policy for management and Directors has been established to:

  • offer and maintain competitive remuneration
  • provide internal equity
  • provide incentive
  • recompense for individual and company / Fund superior performance
  • encourage behaviours that supports the company’s ethical codes and achieve long term performance.

The remuneration disclosure outlines Mine Super's guiding principles for remuneration and the remuneration paid to Board members and management staff.

Fund Trust Deed

The Trust Deed is the Fund's rule book. It’s a legal document setting out how it's to be administered and takes precedence over anything contained in the Product Disclosure Statement, the website and other publications.

The Trustee is responsible for making sure the Fund is managed in accordance with the Trust Deed and for the protection of member's entitlements.

The Trust Deed includes the Fund's general governing rules and Trustee powers and contains schedules that outline the rules relating to fees and specific membership categories. The schedules are:

  • Schedule A – Accumulation Category (Employer) Rules. Includes rules relating to employer-sponsored members, their employers and specific rules applying to Queensland and New South Wales mineworkers.
  • Schedule B – Accumulation Category (Personal) Rules. Anyone who isn't an employer-sponsored member (or a pensioner) is a personal member. This schedule outlines the rules relating to these personal and spouse members. 
  • Schedule C – Defined Benefit Category Rules. Includes rules relating to the old New South Wales statutory benefits scheme. Membership to this scheme closed in 1993.
  • Schedule D – Pension Category Rules. Outlines the rules relating to the standard Mine Pension and the Queensland statutory pensions (payable to coal mineworkers).
  • Schedule E – Fees. Specifies the types of fees and costs able to be charged by the Trustee.
  • Schedule F – Schedule F incorporates relevant parts of the WA Coal Industry Superannuation Regulations into the Fund's Trust Deed.
  • Schedule G – Mines Rescue Stations Staff Category Rules. This outlines the rules for the Mines Rescue Stations Staff Category (which is closed to new members). The Trust Deed for existing members of the Mines Rescue Stations Staff Category members can be found here.

You can view the current trust deed or the superseded trust deed (which includes the rules for Part 3):

  • online
  • at one of our offices during business hours
  • by calling us on 13 64 63 and we'll send you a copy. 

The Constitution

The AUSCOAL Superannuation Pty Ltd Constitution sets out the rights, powers, duties and rules governing the company, the board, each director and each shareholder.  

Key policies

The Trustee maintains many policies for good corporate governance of the Fund and its business practices.

How we invest your money

Our in-house investment team appoints professional investment managers to invest your money within strict guidelines.
 

Investment managers

We regularly review our investment managers' performance, remove managers and add new ones.
 

Proxy voting

A summary of how, during the previous financial year, we’ve voted on resolutions in listed companies the Fund invests in.