Retirement Income Review to be dissected at National Conference

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Industry experts will dissect the Retirement Income Review (RIR) report that was handed down late last year at the 2021 SMSF Association National Conference being held virtually on 16 and 18 February. SMSF Association CEO John Maroney says: “We are extremely lucky to have one of the RIR panel members, Dr Deborah Ralston, address the

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CPD: Ethics and inadequate financial advice

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On 1 January 2020, FASEA’s Code of Ethics became enforceable by law, requiring advisers to comply with its 12 detailed standards. By the end of 2020, it was announced that FASEA (but not its Code of Ethics) would be disbanded. This article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, examines the importance of upholding these standards and how

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Strengthening and streamlining oversight of the financial advice sector

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Joint media release with Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology: The Morrison Government is implementing further reforms to strengthen the financial advice sector and provide consumers with better access to affordable and high quality financial advice. Today, legislation was introduced into the Parliament that addresses four recommendations

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Household Capital 2020 Third Pillar Forum

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Household Capital’s 2020 Third Pillar Forum launched yesterday as an online experience. The online forum includes a live panel discussion and interviews with 27 experts from around the world. The Forum’s live national panel debate was hosted by Ali Moore in the Melbourne studio with Andrew Boal, CEO of Rice Warner and Joshua Funder, CEO

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AFA announces speaker program for VISION Conference

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Senator Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, has been confirmed as the opening keynote speaker at The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)’s VISION Conference (the AFA Conference), which will be broadcast from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on 14-15 October, 2020. Australian Olympic champion, Cathy Freeman, OAM is the

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Senator the Hon Jane Hume confirms FASEA extension legislation is on the Senate’s agenda in live FPA webinar

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Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, joined FPA CEO, Dante De Gori CFP®,  in a live webinar on 7 May, to provide FPA members with an update on the current issues in financial planning, the Government’s response to the Financial Services Royal Commission and the future of the

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Senator the Hon Jane Hume to address key financial planning industry issues in live online FPA event

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is pleased to announce that Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, will join FPA members in a live webinar on 7 May. Hosted by FPA CEO Dante De Gori CFP® , this online event is exclusive to FPA members who will join a timely

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ASIC to provide relief from financial adviser compliance scheme obligations

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ASIC has announced that it will make a legislative instrument to provide relief to Australian financial services (AFS) licensees from financial adviser compliance scheme obligations, following a Government announcement last week. On Friday, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer, and the Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, Senator the Hon. Jane Hume, jointly

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Government strikes right balance with timing of reforms

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The Federal Government has struck the right balance between improving financial advice standards and giving the industry the necessary time to adjust, says SMSF Association CEO John Maroney. “The Government’s announcement that it will continue implementing reforms to build trust in financial advice as a true profession is welcomed. “But allowing the industry an extra

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Government extends FASEA deadlines

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will give existing financial planners more time to pass the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) exam and comply with the FASEA education standard. Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, announced last week

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