Australian financial sector regulatory initiatives grid

The Treasurer has announced that the Government will introduce a financial sector regulatory initiatives grid to help financial services businesses to plan for change, engage with the Government and regulators more effectively and allow regulators to avoid duplication, build shared strategic priorities, and focus on how to best implement reforms.

The grid will give financial services providers visibility of regulations that might impact their businesses.

It will be modelled on the United Kingdom Regulatory Initiatives Grid which sets out the planned regulatory initiatives for the next 24 months.

The grid will be a rolling, 24‑month forward program of regulatory initiatives that will materially affect the financial sector, including banking, credit, insurance, superannuation, investment, payments, and capital market entities, updated twice a year.

It will be established and administered by Treasury and include proposed legislation, rule, and regulations and standard making, consultation processes, and data collection processes.

The grid will include initiatives of agencies including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Australian Prudential Regulatory Agency (APRA), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

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David Jacobson

Author: David Jacobson
Principal, Bright Corporate Law
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