Shine Lawyers, on behalf of the Applicant, filed a class action in the Federal Court of Australia against QSuper Board Pty Limited (as trustee of QSuper) in relation to changes to insurance policy premiums for members’ insurance cover that took effect on 1 July 2016.
The statement of claim and defence filed in the Federal Court of Australia provides further detail on the allegations in the class action and the QSuper Board’s defence.
QSuper Board strongly refutes the allegations made in the class action proceedings brought against it, and is vigorously defending the claim.
As part of the proceedings, certain current and former QSuper members (and certain beneficiaries who have received a payment from a current or former QSuper member) may have received a Court mandated Opt Out Notice in April 2023. The Opt Out Notice outlined Orders made by the Court for potential group members to opt out of the class action proceedings by 15 June 2023. The period to opt out has now closed.
QSuper and the lawyers for the Applicant in the class action (Shine Lawyers) agreed that distribution of the Opt Out Notices occur through a third-party mailing house ordinarily engaged by QSuper. QSuper did not disclose any members’ personal information to the Applicant or the lawyers for the Applicant, Shine Lawyers during that process.
As the class action is before the Court, we are unable to speak further about the class action or advise you about it.
We have developed the following Q&A to assist you as best as possible within the limitations we are bound by. If you would like more detail, please visit the Shine Lawyers' webpage. You can also seek independent legal advice.
QSuper encourages you to visit this page from time to time, as periodic updates to the following Q&A may be agreed with Shine Lawyers, on behalf of the Applicant.
Please note, the class action does not involve or impact those members who only have a Super Savings account (i.e. heritage Sunsuper members who did not also have a QSuper account).
For more information, refer to Shine Lawyers’ webpage in relation to the QSuper Class Action. You can also seek independent legal advice.
The content of this page has been agreed by Shine Lawyers, (who are the solicitors for the Applicant) in the class action, and QSuper.
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