Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Annual Report 2017–18

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Annual Report 2017-18 cover

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ISSN: 2204–3837

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018

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Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC)

Postal address: GPO Box 2252, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 02 6275 7000
Fax: 02 6263 6900
ABN: 48 882 817 243
RSEL: L0001397

Superannuation schemes

CSS ABN: 19 415 776 361
RSE: R1004649
USI: 19415776361001

PSS ABN: 74 172 177 893
RSE: R1004595
USI: 74172177893001

MilitarySuper ABN: 50 925 523 120
RSE: R1000306
USI: 50925523120001

PSSap ABN: 65 127 917 725
RSE: R1004601
USI: 65127917725001

ADF Super ABN: 90 302 247 344
RSE: R1077063

ADF Cover ABN: 64 250 674 722



1922 Scheme

PNG Scheme

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Note: All statistics are derived solely from records available to CSC and Mercer Administration as of the time these statistics were compiled. Where statistics for earlier financial years are quoted, they may vary from those previously published due to the application of retrospective adjustments now reflected in this report. For similar reasons statistical information in this report may also vary from that presented by other agencies.

Letter of Transmittal

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation letter of transmittal

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Reader’s guide

Our activities at CSC are guided by legislative and government requirements, and by our vision, mission statement and strategic objectives.

This annual report describes our activities in the 2017–18 financial year, satisfying the requirements of Part 3, Division 2 of the GAGSS Act 2011, section 46 of the PGPA Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

The report is ordered as described below.


The introduction describes CSC, our superannuation schemes and our members.

Our performance

The performance section includes the Chair’s review of our year’s activities, and our Annual Performance Statements as required under the PGPA Act.

Our Board

This section describes the composition and responsibilities of CSC’s Board, Board remuneration and director indemnity. It also explains how our Board delegates its authority and how the performance of our Board is reviewed. There is also a list of our Board’s directors for 2017–18.

Our governance

The governance section describes our Board’s governance framework and CSC’s regulatory requirements. It explains our approach to financial and risk management, compliance, fraud control and internal auditing.

Our investments

The investments section details how investment performance affects our members’ superannuation benefits. It also provides information on CSC’s investment approach, strategy, governance, environmental and social practices, and investment options. It also outlines our investment performance to 30 June 2018.

Our superannuation services

This section outlines the superannuation services CSC provides to our members and employers, and details how satisfied CSC’s members and employers are with our services.

Our superannuation schemes

This section outlines what functions CSC performed in 2017–18 to manage each of our super schemes on behalf of our members, and accounts for our actions against CSC’s governing legislation.

Financial statements

This section is the audited financial statements for each fund and CSC.

Reporting requirements

This section lists CSC’s specific reporting requirements and includes an index to the whole report.

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