Financial product design & intervention powers – updated draft legislation released

By Philip Hopley The federal government has just released for public consultation a second exposure draft of the legislation that will introduce financial product design and distribution obligations into the Corporations Act and give ASIC new enforcement powers, which includes the issuing of stop orders. Having considered the submissions provided on the first draft of exposure legislation … Read more

Current APRA Superannuation Initiatives

This page is an extract from the presentation addressing current APRA superannuation initiatives, and in particular: APRA Related Party Arrangements Thematic Review APRA Discussion Paper – Post-implementation review of APRA’s superannuation prudential framework We hope that this summary and overview of key points is helpful.  Please let get in touch with Michael Vrisakis if you would … Read more

New legislation encourages employers to address historic SG shortfalls

Legal Briefings – By Sarah Yu and Amber Kennedy The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services has announced a proposed 12 month Superannuation Guarantee (SG) amnesty to incentivise employers to voluntarily address past SG non-compliance Employers should be proactive in disclosing and rectifying historic SG non-compliance during the proposed 12 month SG amnesty period under … Read more