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Corporations Regulations 2001

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SR 2001 No. 193 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SLI 2009 No. 103
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 09 Jun 2009
Start Date 06 Jun 2009
End Date 30 Jun 2009
Table of contents.

Corporations Regulations 2001

Statutory Rules 2001 No. 193 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 6 June 2009
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2009 No. 103

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

[Note: For cessation details of subregulation 10.2.44A (2),
see subregulations 10.2.44A (3) and (4)]

This document has been split into seven volumes
Volume 1 contains Chapters 1, 2A–2C, 2E, 2G, 2K, 2M,
2N, 5, 5B, 5C, 6, 6A, 6CA and 6D,
Volume 2 contains Chapter 7 (Parts 7.1 to 7.6A),
Volume 3 contains Chapters 7 (Parts 7.7 to 7.12) and 8,
Volume 4 contains Chapters 9, 10 and 12,
Volume 5 contains Schedules 1,2 (Forms) and 2A (Forms 1–10),
Volume 6 contains Schedules 3, 4, 5C, 6–8, 8A–8C, 9, 10,
10A, 10AA, 10B, 10D and 12, and
Volume 7 contains the Notes
Each volume has its own Table of Contents

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Schedule 3             Specified offices                                                            7

Schedule 4             Prescribed amounts                                                     10

Schedule 5C           Conduct of auditor — relevant relationships               13

Schedule 6             Availability of names                                                   16

Part 1                      Rules for ascertaining whether names are identical           16

Part 2                      Names unacceptable for registration                                17

Part 3                      Restricted words and phrases                                         19

Part 4                      Consent required to use restricted words and phrases       20

Part 5                      Names relating to financial institutions for use of which consent is required      20

Schedule 7             Exemptions from requirements to set out certain corporate particulars   21

Schedule 8             Schemes of arrangement under Part 5.1 of the Act     24

Chapter 5                 External administration                                                   24

Part 1                      Interpretation and application                                           24

Part 2                      Prescribed information relating to proposed compromise or arrangement with creditors or class of creditors                                                                        25

Part 3                      Prescribed information relating to proposed compromise or arrangement with members or a class of members                                                                       26

Part 4                      Prescribed information relating to proposed compromise or arrangement with members or class of members for transfer to a trustee                                     31

Schedule 8A           Deed of company arrangement — prescribed provisions 32

Schedule 8B           Option contract — prescribed indexes                        39

Schedule 8C           Modifications of Part 7.5 of the Act — compensation regimes      42

Schedule 9             Authorised trustee corporations                                   46

Schedule 10           Disclosure of fees and other costs                               49

Part 1                      Interpretation                                                                 49

                     101     Definitions                                                                     49

                     102     Management costs                                                        51

                     103     Transactional and operational costs                                 52

                     104     Indirect cost ratio                                                           52

Part 2                      Fees and Costs Template, example of annual fees and costs and Consumer Advisory Warning for Product Disclosure Statements                                       53

Division 1                 The fees and costs template — multiple fee structure presentation      53

                     201     The template for a multiple fee structure                           53

Division 2                 The fees and costs template — single fee structure presentation         55

                     202     The template for a single fee structure                              55

Division 3                 How to fill in the template                                                56

                     203     The preamble                                                                 56

                     204     Column 2 — presentation of amounts                              56

                     205     Column 2 — presentation of multiple investment options    57

                     206     Presentation of multiple fee payment options                    57

                     207     Column 3 — how and when fees and costs are payable     57

                     208     Other material to be included in the template                    58

Division 4                 Additional explanation of fees and costs                           58

                     209     Matters to be included as additional explanation of fees and costs       58

Division 5                 Example of annual fees and costs                                   60

                     210     Example of annual fees and costs                                   60

                     211     Example of annual fees and costs for superannuation funds 60

                     212     Example of annual fees and costs for managed investment products    61

                     213     Defined benefit funds                                                      62

Division 6                 How to fill in the example of annual fees and costs            62

                     214     Fees and costs must be ongoing amounts                       62

                     215     Minimum entry balance rule                                            63

                     216     Termination fees                                                            63

                     217     Contribution fees                                                            63

                     218     Management costs                                                        64

                     219     Withdrawal fees and termination fees                               64

                     220     If there is no balanced investment option                          64

Division 7                 Consumer Advisory Warning                                           65

                     221     Consumer advisory warning                                             65

                     222     Where to place the Consumer Advisory Warning               65

Part 3                      Fees and costs in periodic statements                             66

Division 1                 Other Management Costs                                               66

                     301     Other management costs in the periodic statement           66

Division 2                 Total fees                                                                      66

                     302     Total of fees in the periodic statement                              66

Division 3                 Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs                        67

                     303     Matters to be included as additional explanation of fees and costs       67

Schedule 10A         Modifications of Part 7.9 of the Act                              68

Part 1                      Modifications relating to sub‑plans                                   68

Part 2                      Modifications relating to Product Disclosure Statements for RSA products       68

Part 3                      Modifications relating to insurance options under contract associated with superannuation interest                                                                                    69

Part 5                      Modifications relating to First Home Saver Accounts         70

                 1013N     Combining Product Disclosure Statement and another document        72

Part 6                      Modifications relating to application forms and Product Disclosure Statements for standard employer‑sponsor arrangements and successor funds       73

Part 7                      Modifications relating to life pensioners, members subject to compulsory protection of small amounts and members with small amounts that are expected to grow quickly  74

Part 8                      Modifications relating to periodic statements for RSA providers            76

Part 9                      Modifications relating to periodic statements for superannuation entities and RSA providers       79

Part 10                    Modifications relating to ongoing disclosure of material changes and significant events in relation to superannuation products and RSAs                                 80

Part 11                    Modifications relating to charges for information requested 82

Part 12                    Modifications relating to information when member leaves a fund         83

Part 13                    Modifications relating to exceptions to exit reporting period provisions  84

Part 14                    Modifications relating to obligation to give information about financial products  85

Part 15                    Modifications for confirmation of transactions                    88

Part 16                    Modifications relating to reporting periods                         89

Part 17                    Modifications relating to application forms for specified superannuation products           89

Part 18                    Modification of Part 7.9 of the Act — New Zealand offer documents replace Product Disclosure Statements where an offer relates to interests in a New Zealand managed investment scheme   91

                    18.1     After subsection 1012D (9D)                                           91

Schedule 10AA       Modifications of the Act in relation to their application in respect of a recognised offer or a proposed offer of securities that may become a recognised offer            92

Part 1                      Modification of Part 6D.2 of the Act — disclosure to investors not required for recognised offer under Chapter 8                                                                      92

                      1.1     After subsection 707 (3)                                                  92

                      1.2     After subsection 707 (5)                                                  93

Part 2                      Modification of Part 7.9 of the Act — disclosure to investors not required for recognised offer under Chapter 8                                                                      93

                      2.1     After subsection 1012C (6)                                              93

                      2.2     After subsection 1012C (8)                                              93

                      2.3     After subsection 1012IA (3)                                             94

Schedule 10B         Form and content of Product Disclosure Statement for FHSA product      95

Part 1                      Form and content of Product Disclosure Statement — general            95

                        1     Length and font size for Product Disclosure Statement      95

                        2     Sections in a Product Disclosure Statement                     96

                        3     Product Disclosure Statement must be self‑contained       96

                        4     Contents of section 1 (Who can have a First Home Saver Account)     96

                        5     Contents of section 2 (How the First Home Saver Account works)       97

                        6     Contents of section 3 (How the Government helps you save) 98

                        7     Contents of section 4                                                     99

                        8     Contents of section 5 (What happens if your situation changes)          102

                        9     Contents of section 6 (Using your savings for your first home) 102

                       10     Contents of section 7 (The fees and costs)                     102

                       11     Contents of section 8 (How to open an account)              103

                       12     Contents of section 9                                                    103

Part 2                      Information on fees and costs                                        104

                       13     Definitions                                                                   104

                       14     Presentation of information on fees and costs                 104

                       15     Information on fees and costs                                        106

                       16     Example of overall cost                                                 107

                       17     Consumer advisory                                                       109

Schedule 10BA          [see Note 3]                                                              110

Schedule 10D         Persons who are not covered by section 1433 of the Act  111

Schedule 12           ASIC transitional standards                                        114

 


Schedule 3        Specified offices

(regulation 6.2.02)

  

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item

Office

Law

Jurisdiction

1

Treasurer

 

Commonwealth

2

Trustee

Parts IV, X and XI of the Bankruptcy Act 1966

Commonwealth

3

Chairperson of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

Commonwealth

4

Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

Commonwealth

5

Member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

Commonwealth

7

Member of the Takeovers Panel

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

Commonwealth

8

Treasurer

 

Western Australia

9

Commissioner for Corporate Affairs

 

Western Australia

10

Public Trustee

Public Trustee Act 1941

Western Australia

11

Master of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Act 1935

Western Australia

12

Registrar of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Act 1935

Western Australia

13

Treasurer

 

Victoria

14

Commissioner for Corporate Affairs

 

Victoria

15

Public Trustee

Public Trustee Act 1958

Victoria

16

Master of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Act 1958

Victoria

17

Treasurer

 

New South Wales

18

Public Trustee

Public Trustee Act 1913

New South Wales

19

Master

Division 1 of Part VIII of the Supreme Court Act 1970

New South Wales

20

Supervisor of Loan Fund Companies

Loan Fund Companies Act 1976

New South Wales

21

Protective Commissioner

Mental Health Act 1958

New South Wales

22

Treasurer

 

Queensland

23

Commissioner for Corporate Affairs

 

Queensland

24

Public Trustee

Public Trustee Act 1978

Queensland

25

Registrar

Supreme Court Acts 1861‑1980

Queensland

26

Treasurer

 

South Australia

27

Curator of Prisoners Property

Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935‑80

South Australia

28

Public Trustee

Administration and Probate Act 1919‑1980

South Australia

29

Master or accountant

Supreme Court Act 1935‑1980

South Australia

30

Administrator

Chapter XLIX of the Criminal Code

Tasmania

31

Treasurer

 

Tasmania

32

Commissioner for Corporate Affairs

 

Tasmania

33

Public Trustee

Public Trustee Office Act 1930

Tasmania

34

Registrar of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Act 1959

Tasmania

35

Treasurer

 

Australian Capital Territory

36

Public Trustee

Administration and Probate Ordinance 1929 and the Public Trustee Act 1985

Australian Capital Territory

37

Registrar of the Supreme Court

Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court Act 1933

Commonwealth

38

Master of the Supreme Court

Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court Act 1933

Commonwealth

39

Treasurer

 

Northern Territory

40

Public Trustee

Public Trustee Act 1979

Northern Territory

41

Master of the Supreme Court

 

Northern Territory

42

Commissioner for Corporate Affairs

Companies (Administration) Act 1986

Northern Territory

 

Schedule 4        Prescribed amounts

(regulation 1.1.01)

  

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Matter

Amount ($)

1

Inspection of registers for the purposes of:

 

 

   (a)  subsection 173 (2) or subsection 672DA (7):

 

 

         (i)   if a register is not kept on a computer — for each inspection

5.00

 

        (ii)   if a register is kept on a computer — for each inspection

a reasonable amount that does not exceed the marginal cost to the company of providing an inspection

1A

Inspection of registers or records for:

 

 

   (a)  subsection 271 (3)

 

 

   (b)  subsection 668A (3);

 

 

for each inspection

5.00

2

Supply under section 139 by a company to a member of the company of a copy of the company’s constitution

10.00

3

Supply of copies for subsection 173 (3) or subsection 672DA (8):

 

 

   (a)  if a register is not kept on a computer — for each page, or part of a page, not exceeding international sheet size A4 of the copy supplied or, at the option of the supplier, for each 100 words or part of 100 words

0.50

 

   (b)  if a register is kept on a computer — for each inspection

a reasonable amount that does not exceed the marginal cost to the company of providing a copy

3A

Supply of copies for:

 

 

   (a)  subsection 246G (3)

 

 

   (b)  subsection 251B (4)

 

 

(ba)  subsection 253N (4)

 

 

   (c)  subsection 271 (4)

 

 

   (d)  subsection 812 (3)

 

 

   (e)  paragraph 1178 (3) (a);

 

 

for each page, or part of a page, not exceeding international sheet size A4 of the copy supplied or, at the option of the supplier, for each 100 words or part of 100 words

0.50

4

Payment for each name and address provided under subsection 641 (5)

0.10

5

For compliance with a direction under section 672A

5.00

6

Replacement of lost or destroyed certificate for paragraph 1070D (4) (a)

10.00

7

Fee for supply by a responsible entity of a copy of the constitution of a registered scheme under subsection 601GC (4)

10.00

8

Inspection of register for subsection 919E (3):

 

 

   (a)  if the register is not kept on a computer — for each inspection

12.50

 

   (b)  if the register is kept on a computer — for each inspection

a reasonable amount that does not exceed the marginal cost to the declared professional body of providing an inspection

 

   (c)  despite paragraphs (a) and (b), if the inspection is by a member of the declared professional body

No fee

9

Making copies of, or taking extracts from, a register for subsection 919E (3):

 

 

   (a)  if the register is not kept on a computer — for each page, or part of a page, not exceeding international sheet size A4 of the copy supplied or, at the option of the supplier, for each 100 words or part of 100 words

1.25

 

   (b)  if a register is kept on a computer — for each copy or extract

a reasonable amount that does not exceed the marginal cost to the declared professional body of providing a copy or extract

 

 

Schedule 5C      Conduct of auditor — relevant relationships

(regulation 2M.6.05)

  

1              Money owed — debt

         (1)   Subclause (2) applies in relation to audit activity in relation to a financial year that ends on or after the commencement of this Schedule.

         (2)   The operation of Chapter 2M of the Act is modified by omitting subsection 324CH (5) of the Act (including the subheading) and substituting the following subheading and subsection:

Ordinary course of business exception

             (5)  For the purposes of item 15 of the table in subsection (1):

                     (a)  disregard a debt owed by an individual to a body corporate or entity if:

                              (i)  the body corporate or entity is:

                                        (A)  an Australian ADI; or

                                        (B)  a body corporate registered under the Life Insurance Act 1995; and

                             (ii)  the debt arose because of a loan that the body corporate or entity made to the person in the ordinary course of its ordinary business; and

                            (iii)  the person used the amount of the loan to pay the whole or part of the purchase price of premises that the person uses as their principal place of residence; and

                     (b)  disregard a debt owed by the person or firm to a body corporate or entity if:

                              (i)  the debt is on normal terms and conditions, and arises from the acquisition of goods or services on normal trading terms from:

                                        (A)  the audited body; or

                                        (B)  an entity that the audited body controls; or

                                        (C)  a related body corporate; and

                             (ii)  the goods or services will be used by the person or firm:

                                        (A)  for the personal use of the person or firm; or

                                        (B)  in the ordinary course of business of the person or firm.

2              Money owed — deposit account

         (1)   Subclause (2) applies in relation to audit activity in relation to a financial year that ends on or after the commencement of this Schedule.

         (2)   The operation of Chapter 2M of the Act is modified by omitting subsection 324CH (6) of the Act (including the subheading) and substituting the following subheading and subsection:

Loans by immediate family members and amounts on call

             (6)  For the purposes of item 16 of the table in subsection (1):

                     (a)  disregard a debt owed to a person by a body corporate or entity if:

                              (i)  the item applies to the person because the person is an immediate family member of:

                                        (A)  a professional member of the audit team conducting the audit of the audited body; or

                                        (B)  a non‑audit services provider; and

                             (ii)  the debt is incurred in the ordinary course of business of the body corporate or entity; and

                     (b)  disregard an amount owed to the person or firm by the audited body, a related body corporate or an entity that the audited body controls if:

                              (i)  the body, body corporate or entity is an Australian ADI; and

                             (ii)  the amount is in a basic deposit product (within the meaning of section 761A of the Act) provided by the body, body corporate or entity; and

                            (iii)  the amount was deposited in the ordinary course of the business of the audited body, body corporate or entity, and on the terms and conditions that normally apply to basic deposit products provided by the body, body corporate or entity.

3              Public company auditor (annual appointments at AGMs to fill vacancies)

         (1)   Subclause (2) applies to:

                (a)    all companies; and

               (b)    all registered schemes; and

                (c)    all disclosing entities;

only in relation to audit activity that is conducted on or after the commencement of this Schedule.

         (2)   The operation of Chapter 2M of the Act is modified by omitting from subsections 327B (2A), (2B) and (2C) of the Act “21 days” and inserting “21 days, or such longer period as ASIC allows,”.

Schedule 6        Availability of names

(regulations 2B.6.01, 2B.6.02, 5B.3.01 and 5B.3.02)

Part 1          Rules for ascertaining whether names are identical

6101

                In comparing one name with another for paragraph 147 (1) (a) or (b) or 601DC (1) (a) or (b) of the Act, the following matters are to be disregarded:

                (a)    the use of the definite or indefinite article as the first word in one or both of those names;

               (b)    the use of ‘Proprietary’, ‘Pty’, ‘Limited’, ‘Ltd’, ‘No Liability’ or ‘NL’ in one or both of the names;

                (c)    whether a word is in the plural or singular number in one or both names;

               (d)    the type, size and case of letters, the size of any numbers or other characters, and any accents, spaces between letters, numbers or characters, and punctuation marks, used in one or both names;

                (e)    the fact that one name contains a word or expression in column 2 of the following table and the other name contains an alternative for that word or expression in column 3:

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Word or expression

Column 3

Alternative

1

Australian

Aust

2

Company

Co or Coy

3

Co

Company or Coy

4

Coy

Company or Co

5

Number

No

6

and

&

7

Incorporated

Inc

8

Corporation

Corp

9

Australian Company Number

ACN

Part 2          Names unacceptable for registration

6203

                For paragraph 147 (1) (c) or 601DC (1) (c) of the Act, a name is unacceptable for registration if the name:

                (a)    in the opinion of ASIC, is undesirable, or likely to be offensive to:

                          (i)    members of the public; or

                         (ii)    members of any section of the public; or

               (b)    subject to rule 6204:

                          (i)    contains a word or phrase specified in an item in Part 3, or an abbreviation of that word or phrase; or

                         (ii)    a word or phrase or an abbreviation having the same or a similar meaning; or

                (c)    subject to rule 6205, includes the word ‘Commonwealth’ or ‘Federal’; or

               (d)    in the context in which it is proposed to be used, suggests a connection with:

                          (i)    the Crown; or

                         (ii)    the Commonwealth Government; or

                         (iii)    the Government of a State or Territory; or

                        (iv)    a municipal or other local authority; or

                         (v)    the Government of any other part of the Queen’s dominions, possessions or territories; or

                        (vi)    a department, authority or instrumentality of the Commonwealth Government; or

                        (vii)    a department, authority or instrumentality of the Government of a State or Territory; or

                       (viii)    the government of a foreign  country;

                        if that connection does not exist; or

                (e)    in the context in which it is proposed to be used, suggests a connection with:

                          (i)    a member of the Royal Family; or

                         (ii)    the receipt of Royal patronage; or

                         (iii)    an ex‑servicemen’s organisation; or

                        (iv)    Sir Donald Bradman;

                        if that connection does not exist; or

                (f)    in the context in which it is proposed to be used, suggests that the members of an organisation are totally or partially incapacitated if those members are not so affected.

6204

                Paragraph 6203 (b) does not apply to:

                (a)    item 6309, 6312 or 6318 of Part 3 if a word in any of those items must be included in the name of:

                          (i)    a registrable Australian body; or

                         (ii)    a registered Australian body;

                        because of the Act under which it is incorporated or registered; and

               (b)    item 6314 of Part 3 if the word must be included in the name of:

                          (i)    a registrable Australian body; or

                         (ii)    a registered Australian body; or

                         (iii)    a registered foreign company; or

                        (iv)    a foreign company;

                        because of the Act under which it is incorporated or registered.

6205

                Paragraph 6203 (c) does not apply if ASIC is satisfied that the word is used in a geographical context.

Part 3          Restricted words and phrases

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

Word or phrase

6301

Aboriginal Corporation

6302

Aboriginal Council

6304

Chamber of Commerce

6305

Chamber of Manufactures

6306

Chartered

6308

Consumer

6309

Co‑operative

6311

Executor

6312

Friendly Society (other than in relation to the conduct of a financial business)

6312A

GST

6312B

G.S.T.

6313

Guarantee

6314

Incorporated

6316

Made in Australia

6316A

police

6316B

policing

6317

R.S.L.

6317A

RSL

6318

Starr Bowkett

6319

Stock Exchange

6320

Torres Strait Islander Corporation

6321

Trust

6322

Trustee

Part 4          Consent required to use restricted words and phrases

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Word or phrase

Minister

6401

Anzac

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

6403

Geneva Cross, Red Crescent, Red Cross, Red Lion and Sun

Minister for Defence

6405

United Nations

Minister for Foreign Affairs

6406

University

Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs

Part 5          Names relating to financial institutions for use of which consent is required

 


Item


Letters, word or expression

Public authority, instrumentality or agency

6501

ADI

APRA

6502

authorised deposit‑taking institution

APRA

6503

bank

APRA

6504

banker

APRA

6505

banking

APRA

6506

building society

APRA

6507

credit society

APRA

6508

credit union

APRA

6509

friendly society (in relation to the conduct of a financial business)

APRA

 

Schedule 7        Exemptions from requirements to set out certain corporate particulars

(regulations 2B.6.03 and 5B.3.03)

  

7001       Definitions for Schedule 7

                In this Schedule:

IATA means the International Air Transport Association.

IATA body means a company, registered Australian body or registered foreign company that is a member of IATA, or participates in the program conducted by IATA known as BSP Australia.

relevant information means the information that is required under subsection 153 (2), or paragraph 601DE (1) (b), (c) or (d), of the Act to be set out on a public document or negotiable instrument.

7002       Exemption for certain IATA documents

                An IATA Body is exempt from the requirement to set out the relevant information on a document if:

                (a)    it is a document of one of the following kinds:

                          (i)    passenger ticket and baggage check;

                         (ii)    excess baggage ticket;

                         (iii)    agency credit or debit memo;

                        (iv)    credit card charge form;

                         (v)    miscellaneous charges order;

                        (vi)    stopover voucher;

                        (vii)    air waybill; and

               (b)    either:

                          (i)    it is in a form sponsored by IATA; or

                         (ii)    it is required by IATA to be used by IATA bodies; or

                         (iii)    it is a document printed outside Australia exclusively for use, outside Australia, by or on behalf of that particular IATA body.

7003       Exemption for bills of lading and sea waybills

                The following companies, registered Australian bodies and registered foreign companies are exempt from the requirement to set out the relevant information on a bill of lading or sea waybill:

                (a)    Austrident Shipping Agency Pty Ltd;

               (b)    ANL Limited;

                (c)    Bakke‑WA Pty Limited;

               (d)    Blue Star Line Limited;

                (e)    Blue Star PACE Limited;

                (f)    CSR Limited;

                (g)    Dalgety Australia Operations Limited;

                (h)    Five Star Shipping & Agency Company Pty Ltd;

                 (i)    Jebsens International (Australia) Pty Ltd;

                (j)    ‘K’ Line (Australia) Pty Limited;

               (k)    Nedlloyd Australia Pty Ltd;

                 (l)    OOCL (Australia) Pty Limited;

               (m)    Opal Maritime Agencies Pty Limited;

                (n)    Patrick Sleigh Shipping Agencies Pty Limited;

               (o)    Tasman Express Line Limited;

               (p)    Wilhelmsen Lines Australia Pty Ltd;

               (q)    Wills Shipping Pty Limited.

7004       Exemptions — quotation of ACNs and ARBNs

         (1)   A company is exempt from the requirement to set out the relevant information on a public document, or a negotiable instrument, of the company if:

                (a)    the company is registered on the Australian Business Register; and

               (b)    the last 9 digits of its ABN are the same, and in the same order, as the last 9 digits of its ACN; and

                (c)    ‘Australian Business Number’ or ‘ABN’ is displayed with the name of the company, or with 1 of the references to that name:

                          (i)    in the case of a document or instrument in which the name appears on only 1 page — on that page; and

                         (ii)    in the case of a document or instrument in which the name appears on 2 or more pages — on the first of those pages.

         (2)   A registered Australian body or registered foreign body is exempt from the requirement to set out information mentioned in paragraph 601DE (1) (b) and subsection 601DE (2) of the Act on a public document, or a negotiable instrument, of the registered body or foreign company if:

                (a)    the body or company is also registered on the Australian Business Register; and

               (b)    the last 9 digits of its ABN are the same, and in the same order, as the last 9 digits of its ARBN; and

                (c)    ‘Australian Business Number’ or ‘ABN’ is displayed with the name of the body or company, or with 1 of the references to that name:

                          (i)    in the case of a document or instrument in which the name appears on only 1 page — on that page; and

                         (ii)    in the case of a document or instrument in which the name appears on 2 or more pages — on the first of those pages.

 

Schedule 8        Schemes of arrangement under Part 5.1 of the Act

(regulation 5.1.01)

Chapter 5   External administration

Part 1          Interpretation and application

8101       In this Schedule:

internal creditor means:

                (a)    a creditor who is a member of the company; or

               (b)    a relative or spouse of a member; or

                (c)    a relative of the spouse of a member.

Scheme means the proposed compromise or arrangement.

scheme creditors means the creditors or class of creditors of a company, to whom the Scheme would apply.

scheme members means the members or class of members of a company, to whom the Scheme would apply.

8102       This Schedule applies to a Part 5.1 body that is not a company as if:

                (a)    references to a company were references to a Part 5.1 body that is not a company; and

               (b)    references to a director were references to an office bearer, committee member or other office holder of the body; and

                (c)    references to entitlements to voting shares were references to an ability to exercise a percentage of the total votes that could be exercised by members of the body.

Part 2          Prescribed information relating to proposed compromise or arrangement with creditors or class of creditors

8201       The statement must set out:

                (a)    the expected dividend that would be available to scheme creditors if the company were to be wound up within 6 months after the date of the hearing of the application to the Court for an order under subsections 411 (1) and (1A) of the Act; and

               (b)    if a composition of debts is proposed — the expected dividend that would be paid to scheme creditors if the Scheme were put into effect as proposed; and

                (c)    a list of the names of all known scheme creditors and the debts owed to those creditors; and

               (d)    if a scheme creditor is known to be a guaranteed creditor — the name of the creditor and the amount of the debt owed; and

                (e)    if a scheme creditor is known to be an internal creditor — the name of the creditor and the amount of the debt owed.

8202       The statement must contain a statement that an order under subsections 411 (1) and (1A) of the Act is not anendorsement of, or any other expression of opinion on, the Scheme.

8203       The statement must contain or have annexed to it:

                (a)    a report on the affairs of the company in accordance with Form 507, showing the financial position of the company as at a day within one month of the date on which it is intended to apply to the Court for an order under subsections 411 (1) and (1A) of the Act;

               (b)    a copy, certified by a director or by a secretary of the company to be a true copy, of all financial statements, required to be lodged with the ASIC by the company, together with a copy of every document required by law to be annexed to the financial statements;

                (c)    if the company the subject of the Scheme is a trustee, a statement:

                          (i)    of the number of trusts administered by the trustee; and

                         (ii)    whether the trustee carries on any business separate from that of the trust; and

                         (iii)    how the scheme creditors may obtain a copy of the relevant trust deed, free of charge, prior to the date of the meeting; and

               (d)    if the person (if any) who would be appointed to manage the Scheme proposes to charge for his or her services and for the services of his or her staff in accordance with a particular scale of charges, that scale of charges.

Part 3          Prescribed information relating to proposed compromise or arrangement with members or a class of members

8301       The statement must set out:

                (a)    unless the company the subject of the Scheme is in
the course of being wound up or is under official management, in relation to each director of the company:

                          (i)    whether the director recommends the acceptance of the Scheme or recommends against acceptance and, in either case, his or her reasons for so recommending; or

                         (ii)    if the director is not available to consider the Scheme — that the director is not so available and the cause of his or her not being available; or

                         (iii)    in any other case — that the director does not desire to make, or does not consider himself or herself justified in making, a recommendation and, if the director so requires, his or her reasons for not wishing to do so; or

               (b)    if the company is in the course of being wound up or is under official management — in relation to each liquidator or each official manager:

                          (i)    whether he or she recommends acceptance of the Scheme or recommends against acceptance and, in either case, his or her reasons for so recommending; or

                         (ii)    in any other case — that the liquidator or official manager does not wish to make a recommendation and his or her reasons for not wishing to do so.

8302       The statement must set out:

                (a)    the number, description and amount of marketable securities of the company the subject of the Scheme held by or on behalf of each director of the company or, if none are held by or on behalf of a director, a statement to that effect; and

               (b)    for each director of the company by whom or on whose behalf shares in that company are held, whether:

                          (i)    the director intends to vote in favour of, or against, the Scheme; or

                         (ii)    the director has not decided whether he or she will vote in favour of, or against, the Scheme; and

                (c)    if the other party to the proposed reconstruction or amalgamation is, or includes, a corporation, whether any marketable securities of the corporation are held by, or on behalf of, any director of the company the subject of the Scheme and, if so, the number, description and amount of those marketable securities; and

               (d)    particulars of any payment or other benefit that is proposed to:

                          (i)    be made or given to any director, secretary or executive officer of the company the subject of the Scheme as compensation for loss of, or as consideration for or in connection with his or her retirement from, office in that company or in a related body corporate; or

                         (ii)    be made or given to any director, secretary or executive officer of any related body corporate as compensation for the loss of, or as consideration for or in connection with his or her retirement from, office in that body corporate or in the company the subject of the Scheme; and

                (e)    if there is any other agreement or arrangement made between a director of the company the subject of the Scheme and another person in connection with or conditional on the outcome of the Scheme — particulars of the agreement or arrangement; and

                (f)    if the object of the Scheme is for a corporation to acquire control of another corporation that is a company, particulars of the nature and extent of any interest of a director of that company in any contract entered into by the corporation seeking control; and

                (g)    if the shares of the company the subject of the Scheme are not granted official quotation on a securities exchange, all the information that the company has as to the number of shares that have been sold in the 6 months immediately before the date on which the statement is lodged, the amount of those shares and the prices at which they were sold; and

                (h)    whether, within the knowledge of the directors of the company the subject of the Scheme, or, if the company is in liquidation or under official management, the knowledge of the liquidator or the official manager, the financial position of the company has materially changed since the date of the last balance sheet laid before the company in general meeting or sent to shareholders in accordance with section 314 or 317 of the Act and, if so, full particulars of any change; and

                 (i)    any other information material to the making of a decision in relation to the Scheme, being information that is within the knowledge of any director, liquidator or official manager of a company the subject of the Scheme or of a related company and that has not previously been disclosed to the Scheme members.

8303       If:

                (a)    the other party to the proposed reconstruction or amalgamation of the company the subject of the Scheme has a prescribed shareholding in the company; or

               (b)    a director of any corporation that is the other party to the proposed reconstruction or amalgamation is a director of a company the subject of the Scheme;

                the statement must be accompanied by a copy of a report made by an expert who is not associated with the corporation that is the other party, stating whether or not, in his or her opinion, the proposed Scheme is in the best interest of the members of the company the subject of the Scheme and setting out his or her reasons for that opinion.

8304       If the company the subject of the Scheme obtains 2 or more reports, each of which could be used for clause 3, the statement must be accompanied by a copy of each report.

8305       If:

                (a)    the company the subject of the Scheme obtains a report for clause 3; and

               (b)    the report contains:

                          (i)    a forecast of the profits or profitability of the company; or

                         (ii)    a statement that the market value of an asset or assets of the company or of a related body corporate differs from an amount at which the value of the asset or assets is shown in the books of the company or the related body corporate;

that report must not accompany the statement except with the consent in writing of ASIC and in accordance with such conditions (if any) as are stated by ASIC.

8306       For clause 3:

                (a)    a person has a prescribed shareholding in a company if he or she is entitled to not less than 30% of the voting shares in the company; and

               (b)    a person has a prescribed shareholding in a company in which the voting shares are divided into 2 or more classes of shares, if he or she is entitled to not less than 30% of the shares in one of those classes.

8307       If the consideration to be offered to scheme members consists, in whole or in part, of marketable securities issued, or to be issued, by a corporation, the statement must set out the formula to be applied to find out the number of marketable securities to be issued to each scheme member, and the basis on which that formula was developed.

8308       If marketable securities of the same class as those mentioned
in clause 7 are granted official quotation on a securities exchange, the statement must state the fact, specify the securities exchange concerned, and set out:

                (a)    the latest recorded sale price before the date on which the statement is lodged for registration; and

               (b)    the highest and lowest recorded sale prices during the 3 months immediately before that date and the dates of the relevant sales; and

                (c)    if the Scheme has been the subject of a public announcement in newspapers or by any other means before the statement has been registered by ASIC — the latest recorded sale price immediately before the public announcement.

8309 (1)   If the marketable securities mentioned in clause 8 are granted official quotation on more than one securities exchange, it is sufficient compliance with paragraphs 8 (a) and (c) if information on the marketable securities is given for the securities exchange at which there has been the greatest number of recorded dealings in the securities in the 3 months immediately before the date on which the statement is lodged for registration.

         (2)   If the securities have not been granted official quotation on a securities exchange, the statement must set out all the information that a director, liquidator or official manager of the company the subject of the Scheme or of a related body corporate has about the number of securities that have been sold in the 3 months immediately before the date on which the explanatory statement was prepared and the price of those securities or, if that information or any part of that information cannot be ascertained, a statement to that effect.

8310       The statement must set out particulars of the intentions of the directors of the company the subject of the Scheme regarding:

                (a)    the continuation of the business of the company or, if the undertaking, or any part of the undertaking, of a company is to be transferred, how that undertaking or part is to be conducted in the future; and

               (b)    any major changes to be made to the business of the company, including any redeployment of the fixed assets of the company; and

                (c)    the future employment of the present employees of the company.

Part 4          Prescribed information relating to proposed compromise or arrangement with members or class of members for transfer to a trustee

8401       The statement must set out:

                (a)    in detail, the basis on which units in the unit trust are to be issued to scheme members; and

               (b)    if the issue of units in the unit trust is based on the asset backing of shares held by scheme members — full valuation details of those assets.

8402       A copy of the trust deed must be annexed, or set out in a schedule, to the statement.

8403       If the effect of the proposed compromise or arrangement will be the merger of 2 companies without substantial common membership, the explanatory statement must, so far as practicable, state the matters, and be accompanied by the documents and reports, mentioned in Part 3.

 

Schedule 8A      Deed of company arrangement — prescribed provisions

(regulation 5.3A.06)

  

1              Administrator deemed agent of company

                In exercising the powers conferred by this deed and carrying out the duties arising under this deed, the administrator is taken to act as agent for and on behalf of the company.

2              Powers of administrator

                For the purpose only of administering this deed, the administrator has the following powers:

                (a)    to enter upon or take possession of the property of the company;

               (b)    to lease or let on hire property of the company;

                (c)    to grant options over property of the company on such conditions as the administrator thinks fit;

               (d)    to insure property of the company;

                (e)    to repair, renew or enlarge property of the company;

                (f)    to call in, collect or convert into money the property of the company;

                (g)    to administer the assets available for the payment of claims of creditors in accordance with the provisions of this deed;

                (h)    to purchase, hire, lease or otherwise acquire any property or interest in property from any person or corporation;

                 (i)    to borrow or raise money, whether secured upon any or all of the assets of the company or unsecured, for any period on such terms as the administrator thinks fit and whether in substitution for any existing security or otherwise;

                (j)    to bring, prosecute and defend in the name and on behalf of the company or in the name of the administrator any actions, suits or proceedings;

               (k)    to refer to arbitration any question affecting the company;

                 (l)    to make payments to any secured creditor of the company and any person who is the owner or lessor of property possessed used or occupied by the company;

               (m)    to convene and hold meetings of the members or creditors of the company for any purpose the administrator thinks fit;

                (n)    to make interim or other distributions of the proceeds of the realisation of the assets available for the payment of claims of creditors as provided in this deed;

               (o)    to appoint agents to do any business or to attend to any matter or affairs of the company that the administrator is unable to do, or that it is unreasonable to expect the administrator to do, in person;

               (p)    to engage or discharge employees on behalf of the company;

               (q)    to appoint a solicitor, accountant or other professionally qualified person to assist the administrator;

                (r)    to permit any person authorised by the administrator to operate any account in the name of the company;

                (s)    to sell, call in or convert into money any of the property of the company, to apply the money in accordance with this deed and otherwise effectively and properly to carry out his or her duties as administrator;

                (t)    to do all acts and execute in the name and on behalf of the company all deeds, receipts and other documents, using the company’s common or official seal when necessary;

                (u)    subject to the Bankruptcy Act 1966, to prove in the bankruptcy of any contributory or debtor of the company or under any deed executed under that Act;

                (v)    subject to the Act, to prove in the winding up of any contributory or debtor of the company or under any scheme of arrangement entered into, or deed of company arrangement executed, under the Act;

               (w)    to draw, accept, make or endorse any bill of exchange
or promissory note in the name and on behalf of the company;

                (x)    to take out letters of administration of the estate of a deceased contributory or debtor, and do any other act necessary for obtaining payment of any money due from a contributory or debtor, or the estate of a contributory or debtor, that cannot be conveniently done in the name of the company;

                (y)    to bring or defend an application for the winding up of the company;

                (z)    to carry on the business of the company on such terms and conditions and for such purposes and times and in such manner as the administrator thinks fit subject only to the limitations imposed by this deed;

              (za)    to sell any or all of the property of the company including the whole of the business or undertaking of the company at any time the administrator thinks fit, either by public auction or by private contract and either for a lump sum or for a sum payable by instalments or for a sum on account and to obtain a mortgage charge or encumbrance for the balance or otherwise;

              (zb)    to close down the whole or any part of any business of the company;

              (zc)    to enter into and complete any contract for the sale of shares in the company;

              (zd)    to compromise any debts or claims brought by or against the company on such terms as the administrator thinks fit and to take security for the discharge of any debt forming part of the property of the company;

              (ze)    to pay any class of creditors in full, subject to Subdivision D of Division 6 of Part 5.6 of the Act;

               (zf)    to do anything that is incidental to exercising a power set out in this clause;

              (zg)    to do anything else that is necessary or convenient for the purpose of administering this deed.

3              Termination of deed where arrangement fails

                If the administrator or the committee of inspection determines that it is no longer practicable or desirable either to continue to carry on the business of the company or to implement this deed, the administrator:

                (a)    may cease to carry on the business of the company except so far as is necessary for the beneficial winding up of the company;

               (b)    must summon a meeting of creditors for the purpose of passing a resolution under section 445C (b) of the Act; and

                (c)    must forward to each creditor not less than 14 days prior to the meeting an up‑to‑date report as to the position of the company accompanied by such financial statements as the administrator thinks fit, together with a statement that he or she does not think it practicable or desirable to carry on the business of the company or to continue this deed and that this deed will be terminated if the company’s creditors resolve.

4              Priority

                The administrator must apply the property of the company coming under his or her control under this deed in the order of priority specified in section 556, 560 or 561 of the Act.

5              Discharge of debts

                The creditors must accept their entitlements under this deed in full satisfaction and complete discharge of all debts or claims which they have or claim to have against the company as at the day when the administration began and each of them will, if called upon to do so, execute and deliver to the company such forms of release of any such claim as the administrator requires.

6              Claims extinguished

                If the administrator has paid to the creditors their full entitlements under this deed, all debts or claims, present or future, actual or contingent, due or which may become due by the company as a result of anything done or omitted by or on behalf of the company before the day when the administration began and each claim against the company as a result of anything done or omitted by or on behalf of the company before the day when the administration began is extinguished.

7              Bar to creditors’ claims

                Subject to section 444D of the Act this deed may be pleaded by the company against any creditor in bar of any debt or claim that is admissible under this deed and a creditor (whether the creditor’s debt or claim is or is not admitted or established under this deed) must not, before the termination of this deed:

                (a)    take or concur in the taking of any step to wind up the company; or

               (b)    except for the purpose and to the extent provided in this deed, institute or prosecute any legal proceedings in relation to any debt incurred or alleged to have been incurred by the company before the day when the administration began; or

                (c)    take any further step (including any step by way of legal or equitable execution) in any proceedings pending against or in relation to the company at the day when the administration began; or

               (d)    exercise any right of set‑off or cross‑action to which the creditor would not have been entitled had the company been wound up at the day when the administration began; or

                (e)    commence or take any further step in any arbitration against the company or to which the company is a party.

8              Making claims

         (1)   Subdivisions A, B, C and E of Division 6 of Part 5.6 of the Corporations Act 2001 apply to claims made under this deed as if the references to the liquidator were references to the administrator of this deed.

         (2)   For subclause (1), the remainder of that Act, and the Corporations Regulations 2001, are taken to apply, as far as practicable, as if:

                (a)    a reference that is relevant to the liquidator were a reference in a form that is applicable to the administrator; and

               (b)    a reference that is relevant to any other matter relating to liquidation were a reference in a form that is applicable to the administration of this deed; and

                (c)    a reference to a relevant date were a reference to the date of the administrator’s appointment .

10            Lodging of accounts

                Section 434 of the Act applies to the administrator as if the reference to a controller were a reference to the administrator of this deed.

11            Committee of inspection

                For the purpose of advising and assisting the administrator of this deed, there may be a committee of inspection (the committee) to which the following rules apply:

                (a)    the committee must consist of at least 3 and not more than 5 members;

               (b)    the creditors must appoint the members in a general meeting;

                (c)    a creditor is not entitled to have more than one representative (including the creditor himself or herself, if a natural person) on the committee;

               (d)    minutes of all resolutions and proceedings of each meeting of the committee must be made and duly entered in books to be provided from time to time for that purpose by the administrator under this deed;

                (e)    if the minutes of a meeting purport to be signed by the chairperson of the meeting at which the resolutions were passed or proceedings taken or by the chairperson of the next meeting of the committee, the minutes are prima facie evidence of the matters contained in them;

                (f)    unless the contrary is proved, the meeting is taken to have been duly had and convened and all resolutions passed and proceedings taken at the meeting are taken to have been duly passed and taken;

                (g)    a corporation (being otherwise qualified for membership of the committee) is not entitled to be a member of the committee but may appoint a person to represent it on the committee;

                (h)    subsection 548 (3) and sections 549, 550 and 551 of the Act apply, with such modifications as are necessary, to
a committee of inspection established under this deed
as if the references to the liquidator were references to
the administrator of this deed and the references to contributories were deleted.

12            Termination of deed where arrangement achieves purpose

                If the administrator has applied all of the proceeds of the realisation of the assets available for the payment of creditors or has paid to the creditors the sum of 100 cents in the dollar or any lesser sum determined by the creditors at a general meeting, the administrator must certify to that effect in writing and must within 28 days lodge with ASIC a notice of termination of this deed in the following form:

‘X PTY LIMITED

                I, (insert name and address) as administrator of the deed of company arrangement executed on (insert date), CERTIFY that the deed has been wholly effectuated.’,

                and the execution of the notice terminates this deed, but nothing in this clause relieves the administrator of his or her obligations under clause 10 of this deed.

Schedule 8B      Option contract — prescribed indexes

(regulation 7.1.03)

  

      1     All Ordinaries Accumulation Index

      2     CAC 40 Index

      3     Deutscher Aktienindex (DAX)

      4     Dow Jones Asia‑Pacific Extra Liquid Series — Australia Equity Index

      5     Dow Jones Asia‑Pacific Extra Liquid Series — Hong Kong Equity Index

      6     Dow Jones Asia‑Pacific Extra Liquid Series — Japan Equity Index

      7     Dow Jones Asia‑Pacific Extra Liquid Series — Pan Pacific Equity Index

      8     Dow Jones Composite

      9     Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 Index

    10     Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index

    11     Dow Jones Industrial Average Index

    12     Dow Jones STOXX 50

    13     FT‑SE 100 Index

    14     Hang Seng Index

    15     MIB 30 Index

    16     Nasdaq 100 Index

    17     Nasdaq Composite Index

    18     Nikkei Index

    19     Share Price Index

    20     S&P 500 Composite Stock Price Index

    21     S&P/ASX 20 Share Price Index

    22     S&P/ASX 50 Share Price Index

    23     S&P/ASX 100 Accumulation Index

    24     S&P/ASX 100 Share Price Index

    25     S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary (GIC) Sector Index

    26     S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples (GIC) Sector Index

    27     S&P/ASX 200 Energy (GIC) Sector Index

    28     S&P/ASX 200 Financial (ex Property Trusts) (GIC) Sector Index

    29     S&P/ASX 200 Health Care (GIC) Sector Index

    30     S&P/ASX 200 Industrials (GIC) Sector Index

    31     S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology (GIC) Sector Index

    32     S&P/ASX 200 Materials (GIC) Sector Index

    33     S&P/ASX 200 Property Trusts (GIC) Sector Index

    34     S&P/ASX 200 Share Price Index

    35     S&P/ASX 200 Telecommunications Services (GIC) Sector Index

    36     S&P/ASX 200 Utilities (GIC) Sector Index

    37     S&P/ASX 300 Share Price Index

    38     S&P/ASX All Industrials Share Price Index

    39     S&P/ASX All Resources Share Price Index

    40     S&P/ASX Gold Share Price Index

    41     S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index

    42     S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Share Price Index

 

Schedule 8C      Modifications of Part 7.5 of the Act — compensation regimes

(regulation 7.5.01A)

1              Subsection 880B (1), definition of fidelity fund, subparagraph (b) (ii)

omit

markets;

insert

markets; or

2              Subsection 880B (1), definition of fidelity fund, after paragraph (b)

insert

                (c)    the operator of the market or related body corporate of the operator of the market;

3              Subsection 881A (2)

substitute

      (1A)   If:

                (a)    compensation arrangements under Division 4 apply to only some financial products acquired or disposed of through a licensed market; and

               (b)    paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) are satisfied for the other products acquired or disposed of through the licensed market;

there must be compensation arrangements in relation to the other products that are approved in accordance with Division 3.

         (2)   The compensation regime that applies to a financial market is:

                (a)    for a financial product to which Division 3 applies — the compensation regime constituted by Division 3; and

               (b)    for a financial product to which Division 4 applies — the compensation regime constituted by Division 4.

4              Paragraph 885C (1) (b)

substitute

               (b)    the money or other property, or the authority, was given to the participant in connection with effecting a transaction, or proposed transaction, that:

                          (i)    was covered by provisions of the operating rules of the market relating to transactions effected through the market; and

                         (ii)    related to a particular financial product that was not covered by the compensation regime constituted by Division 4; and

5              Section 885D, heading

substitute

885D       Certain losses that are or are not Division 3 losses

6              Subsection 885D (2)

substitute

         (2)   If, in relation to a loss suffered by a person:

                (a)    the requirements of subsection 885C (1) are satisfied in relation to a participant and a financial market, except that it is not reasonably apparent whether the compensation regime constituted by Division 3 or by Division 4 covered the transaction, or proposed transaction; and

               (b)    the relevant financial market has both Division 3 and Division 4 arrangements; and

                (c)    either:

                          (i)    the person did not (expressly or impliedly) instruct the participant to use the money or other property to enter into a transaction that would be covered by the compensation regime constituted by Division 3 or by Division 4; or

                         (ii)    if the participant had authority to enter into transactions on the person’s behalf without specific authority, there is no evidence that the participant decided to use the money or other property to enter into a transaction that would be covered by the compensation regime constituted by Division 3 or by Division 4; and

               (d)    the participant was permitted to trade in products that would be covered by the compensation regimes constituted by Division 3 and by Division 4; and

                (e)    it is not reasonably apparent from the usual business practice of the participant which of those transactions the participant proposed to undertake;

the loss is taken to be a Division 3 loss and not to be a loss that is connected with a financial market to which Division 4 applies.

7              Subsection 885J (1)

omit

adequate,

insert

adequate for the market, or segment of the market, for which the arrangements apply,

8              Section 887A

substitute

887A       Markets to which this Division applies

         (1)   This Division applies to a financial market that is operated by:

                (a)    a body corporate that is a member of the SEGC; or

               (b)    a body corporate that is a subsidiary of such a member.

         (2)   However, this Division does not apply to a market mentioned in subsection (1):

                (a)    that the regulations state is not covered by this Division; or

               (b)    to the extent that it involves financial products covered by the compensation regime constituted by Division 3.

9              After subsection 889J (1)

insert

      (1A)   However, a levy is payable only by an operator or a participant (including a participant who is suspended), in a financial market to which this Division applies, who is permitted to trade on that market a financial product to which this Division applies.

10            After subsection 889K (2)

insert

      (2A)   However, a levy is payable only by a participant (including a participant who is suspended), in a financial market to which this Division applies, who is permitted to trade on that market a financial product to which this Division applies.

10A         After subsection 892B (1), including the note

insert

      (1A)   Nothing in subsection (1) prevents the Minister approving, in accordance with section 884C, a change to Division 3 arrangements that includes the withdrawal of money from an account or accounts holding a fidelity fund.

11            Paragraph 892K (1) (a)

after

report

insert

for a set of compensation arrangements

Schedule 9        Authorised trustee corporations

(regulation 7.11.02)

  

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

Authorised trustee corporations

1

ANZ Executors Nominees Limited

2

ANZ Executors Nominees (N.S.W.) Limited

3

ANZ Executors & Trustee Company Limited

4

ANZ Executors & Trustee Company (Canberra) Limited

5

ANZ Executors & Trustee Company (South Australia) Limited

5A

AXA Trustees Limited

6

Bagot’s Executor and Trustee Company Limited

7

Bank of New South Wales Nominees Pty Limited

8

Burns Philp Trustee Company (Canberra) Limited

9

Burns Philp Trustee Company Limited

9A

CHESS Depositary Nominees Pty Limited

10

Commercial Nominees Pty Limited

11

Eagle Star Trustees Limited

12

Executor Trustee Australia Limited

14A

Guardian Trust Australia Limited

15

Hunter Nominees Pty Limited

15AA

IOOF Australia Trustees Limited

15AB

IOOF Australia Trustees (N.S.W.) Limited

15A

Inteq Custodians Limited

16

National Australia Trustees Limited

18

National Nominees Limited

19

P.T.A. Nominees Limited

19A

Permanent Custodians Limited

19B

Permanent Depository Limited

19C

Permanent Nominees (Aust.) Limited

19D

Permanent Trustee Australia Limited

20

Permanent Trustee Company Limited

22

Permanent Trustee Company (Canberra) Limited

23

Perpetual Nominees Limited

24

Perpetual Trustee Company (Canberra) Limited

25

Perpetual Trustee Company Limited

26

Perpetual Trustees and National Executors of Tasmania Limited

27

Perpetual Limited

28

Perpetual Trustees (W.A.) Limited

29

Perpetual Trustees Queensland Limited

30

Public Trustee of Queensland

31

Public Trustee of South Australia

32

Public Trustee of New South Wales

33

Public Trustee of Tasmania

34

State Street Australia Limited

35

State Trust Corporation of Victoria

36

Public Trustee of Western Australia

37

Public Trustee for the Australian Capital Territory

38

Public Trustee for the Northern Territory under the Public Trustee Act 1979 of the Northern Territory

40

Sandhurst Trustees Limited

41

Sepon (Australia) Pty. Limited

41A

Superannuation Nominees Pty Limited

42

TEA (1983) Limited

43

Tasmanian Permanent Executors and Equity Trustees Limited

44

The Equity Trustees Company of Tasmania Limited

45

The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited

46

The Perpetual Executors and Trustees Association of Australia Limited

47

The Union Fidelity Trustee Company of Australia Limited

47AA

Tower Trust Limited

47A

Trustees of Western Australia Limited

48

Union Trustee Company (Canberra) Limited

49

Westpac Custodian Nominees Limited

50

Winchcombe Carson Trustee Company (Canberra) Limited.

 

Schedule 10      Disclosure of fees and other costs

(regulations 7.9.16K, 7.9.16M and 7.9.16N)

Part 1          Interpretation

101         Definitions

                In this Schedule:

adviser service fee means an amount that is:

                (a)    paid or payable to a financial adviser for financial product advice to a retail client or product holder about an investment; and

               (b)    not included in a contribution fee, withdrawal fee, termination fee, establishment fee or management cost.

balanced investment option means an investment option in which the ratio of investment in growth assets, such as shares or property, to investment in defensive assets, such as cash or bonds, is as close as practicable to 70:30.

brokerage means an amount paid or payable to a broker for undertaking a transaction for the acquisition or disposal of a financial product.

buy‑sell spread means an amount, deducted from the value of a financial product of a member or product holder, that represents an apportionment, among members or product holders, of the actual or estimated transaction costs incurred by the fund.

contribution fee means an amount paid or payable against the initial, and any subsequent, contributions made into a product by or for a retail client for the product.

Note   A contribution may be made by an employer on behalf of the product holder or retail client.

distribution costs means the costs or amounts paid or payable for the marketing, offer or sale of a product.

Note   This includes any related adviser remuneration component other than an adviser service fee.

establishment fee means an amount paid or payable for the establishment of a client’s interest in a product.

Note   This does not include contribution fees paid or payable against the initial contribution into the product.

incidental fees means costs or amounts, other than costs or fees defined in this clause, that are:

                (a)    paid or payable in relation to the product; and

               (b)    not material to a retail client’s decision to acquire, hold or dispose of his or her interest in the product.

Example

Cheque dishonour fees.

performance, of a product or a fund, includes:

                (a)    income in relation to the assets of the product or fund; and

               (b)    capital appreciation (realised or unrealised) to the value of the product or fund.

performance fee means an amount paid or payable, calculated by reference to the performance of a product or fund.

service fees means adviser service fees, special request fees and switching fees.

special request fees includes fees paid or deducted from a member or product holder’s financial product for a request made to the fund.

Example

This applies to a fee for a request for additional information from a fund.

switching fee means an amount paid or payable when a product holder transfers all or part of the product holder’s interest in the financial product from one investment option to another.

termination fee means an amount paid or payable on the disposal of all interests held in a financial product.

withdrawal fee means an amount, other than a termination fee, paid or payable in respect of:

                (a)    a withdrawal; or

               (b)    the disposal of an interest in a product.

102         Management costs

         (1)   Management costs means any of the following:

                (a)    in relation to a product or fund — an amount payable for administering the fund;

               (b)    for a custodial arrangement — the cost involved, or amount paid or payable, for gaining access to, or participating in, the arrangement;

                (c)    distribution costs;

               (d)    other expenses and reimbursements in relation to a product or fund;

                (e)    amounts paid or payable for investing in the assets of the fund;

                (f)    amounts deducted from a common fund by way of fees, costs, charges or expenses, including:

                          (i)    amounts retrieved by an external fund manager or a product issuer; and

                         (ii)    amounts deducted from returns before allocation to the fund;

                (g)    estimated performance fees;

                (h)    any other investment‑related expenses and reimbursements, including any associated with custodial arrangements.

         (2)   The following fees and costs are not management costs:

                (a)    a contribution fee;

               (b)    transactional and operational costs;

                (c)    an additional service fee;

               (d)    an establishment fee;

                (e)    a switching fee;

                (f)    a termination fee;

                (g)    a withdrawal fee;

                (h)    costs (related to a specific asset or activity to produce income) that an investor would incur if he or she invested directly in the asset;

                 (i)    incidental fees.

103         Transactional and operational costs

                Transactional and operational costs include the following:

                (a)    brokerage;

               (b)    buy‑sell spread;

                (c)    settlement costs (including custody costs);

               (d)    clearing costs;

                (e)    stamp duty on an investment transaction.

104         Indirect cost ratio

         (1)   The indirect cost ratio (ICR) for a fund, is the ratio of the fund’s management costs, that are not deducted directly from a member’s or product holder’s account, to the fund’s total average net assets.

Note   A dollar‑based fee charged directly against a member’s account, such as a $1 per week management cost is not included in the indirect cost ratio.

         (2)   The ICR for a Product Disclosure Statement is to be determined for the financial year before the Product Disclosure Statement is issued.

         (3)   The ICR for a periodic statement is to be determined over the latest reporting period.

Part 2          Fees and Costs Template, example of annual fees and costs and Consumer Advisory Warning for Product Disclosure Statements

Division 1       The fees and costs template — multiple fee structure presentation

201         The template for a multiple fee structure

Fees and other costs

This document shows fees and other costs that you may be charged. These fees and costs may be deducted from your money, from the returns on your investment or from the fund assets as a whole.

Taxes and insurance costs are set out in another part of this document.

            You have 2 different fee payment options:

     (a)       to pay contribution fees upfront, at the time when you make each investment into the fund; or

     (b)       to pay contribution fees later (for example, on the termination of your investment or by way of other increased fees).

Note   You may pay more in total fees if you choose to pay contribution fees later.

You should read all the information about fees and costs because it is important to understand their impact on your investment.

[If relevant] Fees and costs for particular investment options are set out on page [insert page number].

 

TYPE OF FEE OR COST

AMOUNT

HOW AND WHEN PAID

 

Option to pay contribution fees upfront

Option to pay contribution fees later

 

Fees when your money moves in or out of the fund

 

 

 

Establishment fee

The fee to open your investment

 

 

 

Contribution fee1

The fee on each amount contributed to your investment – either by you or your employer

 

 

 

Withdrawal fee1

The fee on each amount you take out of your investment

 

 

 

Termination fee1

The fee to close your investment

 

 

 

Management costs

 

 

 

The fees and costs for managing your investment1

The amount you pay for specific investment options is shown at page [insert page number]

 

 

 

Service fees2

 

 

 

Investment switching fee

The fee for changing investment options

 

 

 

1   [Where relevant] This fee includes an amount payable to an adviser. (See ‘adviser remuneration’ under the heading ‘Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs’.)

2   [If there are other service fees, such as advisor service fees or special request fees, include a cross reference to the ‘Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs’.]

Division 2       The fees and costs template — single fee structure presentation

202         The template for a single fee structure

Fees and other costs

This document shows fees and other costs that you may be charged. These fees and costs may be deducted from your money, from the returns on your investment or from the fund assets as a whole.

Taxes and insurance costs are set out in another part of this document.

You should read all the information about fees and costs because it is important to understand their impact on your investment.

[If relevant] Fees and costs for particular investment options are set out on page [insert page number].

 

TYPE OF FEE OR COST

AMOUNT

HOW AND WHEN PAID

Fees when your money moves in or out of the fund

 

 

Establishment fee

The fee to open your investment

 

 

Contribution fee1

The fee on each amount contributed to your investment – either by you or your employer

 

 

Withdrawal fee1

The fee on each amount you take out of your investment

 

 

Termination fee1

The fee to close your investment

 

 

Management costs

 

 

The fees and costs for managing your investment1

The amount you pay for specific investment options is shown at page [insert page number]

 

 

Service fees2

 

 

Investment switching fee

The fee for changing investment options

 

 

1   [Where relevant] This fee includes an amount payable to an adviser. (See ‘adviser remuneration’ under the heading ‘Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs’.)

2   [If there are other service fees, such as advisor service fees or special request fees, include a cross reference to the ‘Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs’.]

Division 3       How to fill in the template

203         The preamble

                The material in the preamble to the template should only include matters that are relevant to the product.

Example

Insurance costs will generally not be relevant to a managed investment product.

204         Column 2 — presentation of amounts

         (1)   This clause, clause 205 and clause 206 are subject to regulations 7.9.15A, 7.9.15B and 7.9.15C.

         (2)   If a particular fee or cost is not charged, ‘nil’, ‘zero’, ‘0’ or ‘not applicable’ (if it would not be misleading) must be written in column 2 opposite the type of fee or cost.

         (3)   If it is not possible to determine a single amount or percentage of a fee or cost, it may be written as a range of fees or costs.

         (4)   If the exact amount of a fee or cost paid or payable is not known, an amount that is a reasonable estimate of the amount attributable to the retail client must be shown.

         (5)   An amount set out in accordance with subclause (4) must be clearly designated as an estimate.

         (6)   If an amount or cost has a number of components, the amount of each component must be listed separately.

Example

Management costs: 1.8% of member balance + $70 per year.

         (7)   A cost or amount paid or payable must include, if applicable:

                (a)    GST less any reduced inputs tax credits; and

               (b)    stamp duty.

205         Column 2 — presentation of multiple investment options

                If a fund has multiple investment options, the fee information for each investment option can be:

                (a)    set out in the table; or

               (b)    cross‑referenced in the table to another section of the Product Disclosure Statement that contains the relevant fee information.

206         Presentation of multiple fee payment options

                If a fund has more than 2 options for the payment of fees:

                (a)    the number of fee payment options must be set out in the preamble; and

               (b)    details of all fee payment options must be set out in the template.

207         Column 3 — how and when fees and costs are payable

                Column 3 of the template must set out:

                (a)    how the fee is or will be recovered, for example by deduction from:

                          (i)    the member’s investment balance; or

                         (ii)    the fund’s assets; or

                         (iii)    contributions; or

                        (iv)    withdrawals; and

               (b)    the recurrence of the recovery of the fee; and

                (c)    the timing of the recovery of the fee.

208         Other material to be included in the template

         (1)   The template must clearly indicate which fees and costs are negotiable (for example, by stating in column 3 ‘The amount of this fee can be negotiated.’).

         (2)   An indication that a fee or cost is negotiable must be cross‑referenced to an explanation outside the template in the ‘Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs’ part of the fees section.

Division 4       Additional explanation of fees and costs

209         Matters to be included as additional explanation of fees and costs

                The following information, if relevant to the particular fund or product, must be included under the heading ‘Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs’:

                (a)    the explanation of service fees mentioned in footnote 2;

               (b)    information on performance fees including:

                          (i)    a statement that the management costs part of the template includes performance fees; and

                         (ii)    the method for calculating the fees; and

                         (iii)    the amount of the fees, or an estimate of the amount if the amount is not known;

                (c)    for tax or insurance costs — a cross reference to the ‘Tax’ or ‘Insurance’ part of the Product Disclosure Statement;

               (d)    if the product is subject to tax — whether the benefit of any tax deduction is passed on to the investor in the form of a reduced fee or cost;

                (e)    an explanation of adviser remuneration that forms part of any fee or cost in the table, including (if known to the fund):

                          (i)    the method of calculation; and

                         (ii)    the amounts of commission or the range of amounts; and

                         (iii)    whether the amounts are negotiable or rebatable; and

                        (iv)    the way in which amounts may be negotiated or rebated;

                (f)    an explanation of advisor service fees;

                (g)    for a negotiated fee or cost — contact details of the person or body with whom the fee or cost can be negotiated and the manner of negotiation;

                (h)    worked examples (if appropriate);

                 (i)    additional details of incidental fees (if appropriate);

                (j)    details of transactional and operational costs such as brokerage and buy‑sell spread, including:

                          (i)    a description of the cost; and

                         (ii)    the amount, or an estimate if the amount is not known; and

                         (iii)    how and when the costs are recovered; and

                        (iv)    a statement that the cost is an additional cost to the investor; and

                         (v)    whether any part of the buy‑sell spread is paid to the product issuer or an external manager;

               (k)    the following information about fee changes:

                          (i)    if applicable, a statement about the issuer’s right to change the amount of fees without the investor’s consent;

                         (ii)    any indexation arrangements that apply;

                         (iii)    the period of advance notice required for fee changes;

                        (iv)    any change in fee structure that is dependent on a person’s employment;

                 (l)    if the issuer has instituted a flexible charging structure, for each applicable fee, if known:

                          (i)    any maximum, and when it would apply; and

                         (ii)    any waiver, and when it would not apply;

               (m)    for a superannuation fund — details regarding the protection of small accounts (member protection rules) unless already included in the Product Disclosure Statement.

Division 5       Example of annual fees and costs

210         Example of annual fees and costs

                The example of annual fees and costs:

                (a)    must contain fees and costs in accordance with the table in clause 211 or 212; and

               (b)    must be set out using the headings and the form in clause 211 or 212; and

                (c)    must be included in the ‘Fees’ section of a Product Disclosure Statement, following the fees and costs template.

211         Example of annual fees and costs for superannuation funds

Example of annual fees and costs for a balanced investment option

 

This table gives an example of how the fees and costs in the balanced investment option for this product can affect your superannuation investment over a 1 year period. You should use this table to compare this product with other superannuation products.

 

EXAMPLE — the Balanced Investment Option

BALANCE OF $50 000 WITH TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF $5 000 DURING YEAR

Contribution Fees

0‑4%

For every $5 000 you put in, you will be charged between $0 and $200.

PLUS Management Costs

1.6% + $52

($1 per week)

And, for every $50 000 you have in the fund you will be charged $800 each year plus $52 in administration fees regardless of your balance.

EQUALS Cost of fund

 

If you put in $5 000 during a year and your balance was $50 000, then for that year you will be charged fees of from:

$852 to $1 052*

What it costs you will depend on the investment option you choose and the fees you negotiate with your fund or financial adviser.

* Additional fees may apply:

Establishment fee — $50

And, if you leave the fund early, you may also be charged withdrawal fees of between 0 and 5% of your total fund balance (between $0 and $2 500 for every $50 000 you withdraw).

212         Example of annual fees and costs for managed investment products

Example of annual fees and costs for a balanced investment option

 

This table gives an example of how the fees and costs in the balanced investment option for this product can affect your investment over a 1 year period. You should use this table to compare this product with other managed investment products.

 

EXAMPLE — the Balanced Investment Option

BALANCE OF $50 000 WITH A CONTRIBUTION OF $5 000 DURING YEAR

Contribution Fees

0‑4%

For every additional $5 000 you put in, you will be charged between $0 and $200.

PLUS Management Costs

1.3%

And, for every $50 000 you have in the fund you will be charged $650 each year.

EQUALS Cost of fund

 

If you had an investment of $50 000 at the beginning of the year and you put in an additional $5 000 during that year, you would be charged fees of from:

$650 to $850*

What it costs you will depend on the investment option you choose and the fees you negotiate with your fund or financial adviser.

* Additional fees may apply:

Establishment fee — $50

And, if you leave the fund early, you may also be charged withdrawal fees of between 0 and 5% of your total fund balance (between $0 and $2 500 for every $50 000 you withdraw)

213         Defined benefit funds

                An example of fees and costs is not required in a Product Disclosure Statement for a defined benefit fund.

Note   Defined benefit fund is defined in subregulation 1.03 (1) of the SIS Regulations.

Division 6       How to fill in the example of annual fees and costs

214         Fees and costs must be ongoing amounts

                The fees and costs stated in the example must be the typical ongoing fees that apply to the product or investment option.

Note   The example should not be based on ‘honeymoon rates’. It must be consistent with the statement for an existing member of the fund having the stated balance and level of contributions each year.

215         Minimum entry balance rule

                If the minimum balance required to enter a fund is greater than $50 000, the example of annual fees and costs must be based on an amount that is the lowest multiple of $50 000 that exceeds the minimum entry balance.

Example

If a fund has a minimum entry balance of $65 000, the relevant amount for the example of annual fees and costs is $100 000.

216         Termination fees

                If a termination fee may be charged, it must be described in a footnote to the table in the same way as a withdrawal fee, based on:

                (a)    a balance of $50 000; or

               (b)    if clause 215 applies — an amount that is a multiple of $50 000.

217         Contribution fees

         (1)   The amounts of contribution fees to be inserted in the example of annual fees and costs for a superannuation product or a managed investment product, are applied against a $5 000 investment.

         (2)   If a Product Disclosure Statement relates to a product:

                (a)    that is paid for by a single lump sum amount; and

               (b)    for which no additional contributions can be made;

the example of annual fees and costs should be modified by removing references to contributions or contribution fees.

         (3)   The example must be based on a balance:

                (a)    of $50 000; or

               (b)    worked out in accordance with clause 215.

Note   If there is a fee paid for the initial contribution, it should be described as the establishment fee.

218         Management costs

         (1)   The example of management costs for a superannuation product or a managed investment product is applied to an amount of $50 000 or an amount that is a multiple of $50 000 if clause 215 applies.

Note   In calculating the amount, do not include contributions that may be made during the year.

         (2)   Management costs that are not deducted directly from a member’s or product holder’s account must be calculated using the indirect cost ratio for the fund.

         (3)   Any percentage‑based management costs that are deducted directly from a member’s or product holder’s account should be added to the percentage amount calculated under subclause (2).

         (4)   Dollar‑based management costs that are deducted directly from a member’s or product holder’s account must be shown separately in the management costs cell.

Example

PLUS Management costs: 1.6% + $52 per year ($1 per week).

219         Withdrawal fees and termination fees

         (1)   The example of a withdrawal fee or a termination fee for a superannuation product or a managed investment product is applied against an amount of $50 000 or an amount that is a multiple of $50 000 if clause 215 applies.

         (2)   In calculating the amount, do not include contributions that may be made during the year.

220         If there is no balanced investment option

         (1)   If a fund does not offer an investment option similar to a balanced investment option, the example should be based on the fund’s default investment option.

         (2)   If a fund does not have a balanced investment option or a default investment option, the example should be based on the investment option under which the fund has the most funds invested.

Division 7       Consumer Advisory Warning

221         Consumer advisory warning

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Small differences in both investment performance and fees and costs can have a substantial impact on your long term returns.

For example, total annual fees and costs of 2% of your fund balance rather than 1% could reduce your final return by up to 20% over a 30 year period
(for example, reduce it from $100 000 to $80 000).

You should consider whether features such as superior investment performance or the provision of better member services justify higher fees and costs.

You may be able to negotiate to pay lower contribution fees and management costs where applicable. Ask the fund or your financial adviser.

TO FIND OUT MORE

If you would like to find out more, or see the impact of the fees based on your own circumstances, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) website (www.fido.asic.gov.au) has a [superannuation or managed investment fee] calculator to help you check out different fee options.

222         Where to place the Consumer Advisory Warning

                The Consumer Advisory Warning must be located at the beginning of the fees section of the Product Disclosure Statement.

Part 3          Fees and costs in periodic statements

Division 1       Other Management Costs

301         Other management costs in the periodic statement

         (1)   The following text and the appropriate amount, in dollars, must be inserted after the part of the periodic statement that itemises transactions during the period.

OTHER MANAGEMENT COSTS

This approximate amount has been deducted from your investment and includes all the other management costs that were not paid directly out of your account.

         (2)   Other management costs include all management costs not deducted directly from a member’s or product holder’s account during the reporting period and must be shown as a single total amount in dollars.

         (3)   Other management costs are calculated by multiplying the indirect cost ratio for the investment option by the member’s or product holder’s average account balance over the reporting period.

Division 2       Total fees

302         Total of fees in the periodic statement

         (1)   The following text and the appropriate amount, in dollars, must be displayed:

                (a)    at the end of the part of the periodic statement that itemises transactions during the period; or

               (b)    in a summary part of the periodic statement.

TOTAL FEES YOU PAID

This approximate amount includes all the fees and costs which affected your investment during the period.

         (2)   The total fees you paid are the total of all fees and costs disclosed in the periodic statement.

Division 3       Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs

303         Matters to be included as additional explanation of fees and costs

                The following information must be included in the periodic statement under the heading ‘Additional Explanation of Fees and Costs’, if it has not been included in another part of the periodic statement:

                (a)    details of incidental fees, such as cheque dishonour fees that were incurred by the member or product holder during the period;

               (b)    details of any service fees that may have been incurred by the member or product holder;

                (c)    for a product that is subject to tax — whether the benefit of any tax deduction has been passed on to the investor in the form of a reduced fee or cost.

Schedule 10A    Modifications of Part 7.9 of the Act

(regulations 7.9.02, 7.9.04, 7.9.05, 7.9.06, 7.9.07, 7.9.11, 7.9.12, 7.9.24, 7.9.27, 7.9.30, 7.9.43, 7.9.47, 7.9.51, 7.9.56, 7.9.60, 7.9.61, 7.9.63, 7.9.73 and 8.4.01)

Part 1          Modifications relating to sub‑plans

1.1           Paragraph 1012D (10) (b)

substitute

               (b)    a superannuation product is the same as another superannuation product only if the other superannuation product is:

                          (i)    an interest in the same sub‑plan; or

                         (ii)    if there is no sub‑plan — an interest in the same fund.

Part 2          Modifications relating to Product Disclosure Statements for RSA products

2.1           After subsection 1012D (9B)

insert

Recommendation, issue or sale situation — takeover or merger

      (9C)   In a recommendation situation, issue situation or sale situation, the issuer does not have to give a Product Disclosure Statement if a person:

                (a)    becomes the holder of an RSA with an RSA institution; and

               (b)    does so as a direct result of:

                          (i)    the takeover of the RSA provider with which the person previously held an RSA by:

                                   (A)     the RSA institution; or

                                   (B)     a corporation that is a related corporation of the RSA institution; or

                         (ii)    a merger involving the RSA provider with which the person previously held an RSA and which results in the creation of the RSA institution; or

                         (iii)    the transfer of any, or all of, the assets and liabilities of the RSA provider with which the person previously held an RSA to the RSA institution:

                                   (A)     under a provision of the Banking Act 1959, the Life Insurance Act 1995 or of any other law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                                   (B)     under a voluntary transfer of engagements; or

                                   (C)     on the request of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Part 3          Modifications relating to insurance options under contract associated with superannuation interest

3.1           After subsection 1012D (9B)

insert

Insurance options

      (9C)   A product issuer does not have to give a Product Disclosure Statement to a person if:

                (a)    a product holder seeks to change the coverage of insurance options under a contract associated with a superannuation interest; and

               (b)    information in relation to the change of insurance options has not already been given in a periodic statement or in accordance with other periodic reporting requirements under Division 3.

      (9D)   If subsection (9C) applies:

                (a)    the product issuer must ensure that the product holder has sufficient information to enable the product holder to make an informed decision; and

               (b)    that subsection does not prevent the product issuer from complying with paragraph (a) by giving the product holder a Product Disclosure Statement.

Part 5          Modifications relating to First Home Saver Accounts

5.1           Subsection 946AA (4)

omit

The

insert

Subject to subsection (5A), the

5.2           Subsection 946AA (5)

omit

The

insert

Subject to subsection (5A), the

5.3           After subsection 946AA (5)

insert

      (5A)   Subsections (4) and (5) do not apply if the small investment advice is about a capital guaranteed FHSA product.

5.4           Paragraph 1013C (1) (a)

substitute

                (a)    must:

                          (i)    include the statements and information required by regulations made for this subparagraph; and

                         (ii)    be in the form required by regulations made for this subparagraph; and

5.5           Subsection 1013C (1), note

omit

5.6           Subsection 1013C (2)

omit

sections 1013D and 1013E

insert

subparagraph (1) (a) (i)

5.7           After subsection 1013C (7)

insert

         (8)   Regulations made for subparagraph (1) (a) (i) or (ii) may authorise ASIC to determine or amend the statements and information included in, and the form of, a Product Disclosure Statement.

5.8           Sections 1013D and 1013E

omit

5.9           Subsection 1013L (7)

substitute

         (7)   The regulations may:

                (a)    prescribe circumstances in which a Product Disclosure Statement must not be made up of 2 or more documents; and

               (b)    impose additional requirements to be complied with if a Product Disclosure Statement is made up of 2 or more documents.

5.10        Section 1013M, at the foot

insert

Note   A Product Disclosure Statement for an FHSA product cannot be combined with a Financial Services Guide in a single document — see subsection 942DA (3) and subregulation 7.7.08A (1A) of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

5.11        After section 1013M

insert

1013N    Combining Product Disclosure Statement and another document

                A Product Disclosure Statement must not be attached to, or combined with, another document.

Note 1   A Product Disclosure Statement itself may be given as 2 or more documents in certain circumstances — see section 1013L and regulation 7.9.10C of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

Note 2   A Product Disclosure Statement may be given to a person along with other documents, but must generally be the first document given — see regulation 7.9.10D of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

5.12        Part 7.9, Division 2, Subdivision D

omit

Part 6          Modifications relating to application forms and Product Disclosure Statements for standard employer‑sponsor arrangements and successor funds

6.1           After subsection 1016A (2)

insert

      (2A)   Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to a member who:

                (a)    held an interest in a superannuation fund as a standard employer‑sponsored member; and

               (b)    is issued with an interest in relation to another sub‑plan of the superannuation fund as a result of a transfer related to the cessation of the member’s employment with the employer‑sponsor.

6.2           After subsection 1016A (3)

insert

      (3A)   Subsection (3) does not apply in relation to a superannuation product if:

                (a)    the issuer is a public offer entity that is a successor fund; and

               (b)    an employer became a standard employer‑sponsor of a fund in the following way:

                          (i)    the employer was a standard employer‑sponsor of a fund (fund 1);

                         (ii)    the benefits of members in fund 1 were transferred to a successor fund;

                         (iii)    the employer was a standard employer‑sponsor of fund 1 immediately before those benefits were so transferred;

                        (iv)    the employer was a standard employer‑sponsor of the successor fund immediately after those benefits were so transferred.

6.3           After subsection 1012D (9)

insert

Recommendation, issue or sale situation — successor fund

      (9A)   In a recommendation situation, issue situation or sale situation, a regulated person does not have to give the client a Product Disclosure Statement if:

                (a)    the financial product is an RSA product; and

               (b)    subsection 1012I (2) applies.

Part 7          Modifications relating to life pensioners, members subject to compulsory protection of small amounts and members with small amounts that are expected to grow quickly

7.1           After subsection 1017D (7)

insert

         (8)   The trustee of a fund need not give a periodic statement or other information to a member:

                (a)    in relation to any period during which the member is a life pensioner of the fund; or

               (b)    if the member is a pensioner of the fund, and has requested that that information not be provided.

         (9)   Subsection (8) does not apply to information mentioned in subregulation 7.9.21A (1) of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

       (10)   If, at the end of a reporting period, a member of a regulated superannuation fund is a protected member, the trustee need give the member only the following information in the periodic statement for that reporting period:

                (a)    the contact details of the fund;

               (b)    either:

                          (i)    the amount of the member’s withdrawal benefit at the end of the reporting period; or

                         (ii)    the total of the amounts that have been received by the fund in respect of the member;

                (c)    in so far as applicable, the information mentioned in subregulation 7.9.21 (1) of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

       (11)   If, in relation to a member of a fund, the trustee of the fund takes advantage of subsections (12) to (15), the trustee must not, in relation to that member, take advantage of subsection (10).

       (12)   If, at the end of a reporting period, the trustee of a fund has a reasonable expectation that a particular protected member will have a withdrawal benefit of at least $1 500 within 12 months after the end of that reporting period, the trustee need not show, in the periodic statement, the effect of the member‑protection standards.

       (13)   For subsection (12), a trustee is not taken to have a reasonable expectation that a member will have a withdrawal benefit of at least $1 500 within the period of 12 months referred to in that subsection if termination of the member’s employment with a current employer (not being an employer who or that is an associate, within the meaning of paragraph 70 (a) of the SIS Act, of the member) would be likely to result in the member’s withdrawal benefit being below $1 500 at the end of that period.

       (14)   If, at the end of the 12‑month period, the member’s withdrawal benefit has not reached $1 500, the trustee must show, in the periodic statement provided to the member for each reporting period ending on or after the end of the 12‑month period, the effect of the member‑protection standards.

       (15)   The trustee of a fund must not take advantage of subsection (12) in respect of a person more than once unless, after an occasion on which the trustee does so but before the next occasion, the member leaves and rejoins the fund.

       (16)   In this section:

mandated employer‑financed benefits has the same meaning as in subregulation 5.01 (1) of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994.

member protection standards has the same meaning as in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994.

protected member has the same meaning as in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994.

       (17)   For the definition of protected member in subsection (16), a benefit in a fund is taken to contain or to have contained mandated employer‑financed benefits unless:

                (a)    if the benefits arose in relation to contributions made before 1 July 1995 — the trustee of the fund reasonably believes otherwise; or

               (b)    if the benefits arose in relation to contributions made on or after 1 July 1995 — the trustee of the fund knows otherwise.

Part 8          Modifications relating to periodic statements for RSA providers

8.1           After subsection 1017D (7)

insert

         (8)   If:

                (a)    a person ceases to be an RSA holder before RSA information in respect of a particular reporting period (the relevant period) is given; and

               (b)    either:

                          (i)    the RSA provider gives, or intends to give, information to the person in respect of a reporting period that is the same as, or includes the whole of, the relevant period; or

                         (ii)    if the person ceases to be an RSA holder by reason of death — the RSA provider complies in relation to the person with the relevant requirements of this Act and the regulations;

the RSA provider need not give RSA information, in respect of the relevant period, to or in relation to the person.

         (9)   If, at the end of a reporting period, an RSA holder is a protected RSA holder, the RSA provider need give the RSA holder only the following information for the reporting period:

                (a)    the contact details of the RSA provider;

               (b)    either:

                          (i)    the amount of the RSA holder’s withdrawal benefit at the end of the reporting period; or

                         (ii)    the total of the amounts that have been received by the RSA provider in respect of the RSA holder;

                (c)    the effective rate of net interest applied to the RSA for each year of the previous 5 years ending at the end of the reporting period;

               (d)    the compound average of the annual effective rate of net interest applied to the RSA for each year of the previous 5 years ending at the end of the reporting period;

                (e)    details (in summary form) of arrangements that the RSA provider has to deal with inquiries or complaints;

                (f)    a statement that other information is available on request;

                (g)    a suggestion that the RSA holder may wish to consider:

                          (i)    other superannuation arrangements that may provide a greater return over the long term; and

                         (ii)    seeking advice on alternative investment strategies that may be more suitable;

                (h)    if the RSA provider reduced the RSA holder’s benefits
in connection with payment of a superannuation contributions surcharge or an advance instalment of surcharge:

                          (i)    the amount deducted; and

                         (ii)    if there is a difference between the amount deducted and the amount assessed under subsection 15 (1) of the Superannuation Contributions Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997 or between the amount deducted and the amount determined under subsection 15 (2) of that Act — a statement explaining the difference.

       (10)   A nil amount need not be disclosed.

       (11)   If, in relation to an RSA holder, the RSA provider takes advantage of subsections (13) to (16), the RSA provider must not, in relation to the RSA holder, take advantage of subsection (9).

       (12)   If, at the end of a reporting period, an RSA has not been in existence for 5 years, the references in paragraphs (9) (c) and (d) to 5 years are taken to be references to the whole period of existence of the RSA.

       (13)   If, at the end of a reporting period, an RSA provider has a reasonable expectation that an RSA holder will have a withdrawal benefit of at least $1 500 within 12 months after the end of the reporting period, the RSA provider need not show, in RSA information provided to the RSA holder, the effect of the RSA holder‑protection standards.

       (14)   For  subsection (12), an RSA provider is not taken to have a reasonable expectation that the RSA holder will have a withdrawal benefit of $1 500 within the period of 12 months mentioned in that subsection if termination of the RSA holder’s employment with a current employer would be likely to result in the RSA holder’s withdrawal benefit being below $1 500 at the end of that period.

       (15)   If, at the end of the 12‑month period, the RSA holder’s withdrawal benefit has not reached $1 500, the RSA provider must show, in RSA information provided to the RSA holder for each reporting period ending on or after the end of the 12‑month period, the effect of the RSA holder‑protection standards.

       (16)   An RSA provider must not take advantage of subsection (13) in respect of a person more than once unless, after an occasion on which the RSA provider does so but before the next occasion, the person ceases to be the holder of the RSA and subsequently becomes the holder of an RSA provided by the same RSA provider.

       (17)   In this section:

mandated employer‑financed benefits has the same meaning as in the Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997.

protected member has the same meaning as in the Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997.

RSA holder‑protection standards has the same meaning as in the Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997.

Part 9          Modifications relating to periodic statements for superannuation entities and RSA providers

9.1           After subsection 1017C (7)

insert

      (7A)   If:

                (a)    a concerned person requests information under subsection (2) or (3) in relation to a facility, under the concerned person’s existing holding of a superannuation product, to modify:

                          (i)    an investment strategy; or

                         (ii)    a contribution level; or

                         (iii)    insurance coverage; and

               (b)    the information has not already been given in a periodic statement or in accordance with other periodic reporting requirements under Division 3;

it is sufficient compliance with a requirement imposed by this section if the responsible person provides an up to date Product Disclosure Statement that includes information on the ability and effect of making the modification.

Part 10        Modifications relating to ongoing disclosure of material changes and significant events in relation to superannuation products and RSAs

10.1        After subsection 1017B (5)

insert

Provision of advice before event

      (5A)   For a superannuation product or an RSA product, if a product holder would reasonably be expected to be informed of:

                (a)    a decision of the issuer; or

               (b)    the winding‑up or termination of the superannuation entity;

before it occurs, the issuer must give the product holder information about the event as soon as practicable after it becomes reasonable for the issuer to expect that the event will happen (except that the information does not need to be given more than 3 months before the expected date of the event).

Changes to governing rules or terms and conditions

      (5B)   For subsections 1017B (5), (6) and (7) a reference to an event includes the following:

                (a)    a change to the governing rules of a superannuation entity (other than a change that gives effect to a payment split) of a kind that has an adverse effect on:

                          (i)    the amount of the relevant financial product; or

                         (ii)    the benefits to which the holder of the relevant financial product may become entitled; or

                         (iii)    the circumstances in which the benefits to which the holder of the relevant financial product may become entitled would become payable;

               (b)    a change to the terms and conditions of an RSA (other than a change that gives effect to a payment split) of a kind that has an adverse effect on:

                          (i)    the amount of the RSA; or

                         (ii)    the benefits to which the RSA holder may become entitled; or

                         (iii)    the circumstances in which the benefits to which the RSA holder may become entitled would become payable;

                (c)    any other change in relation to an RSA, caused by any other act carried out or consented to by the issuer, of a kind that has an adverse effect on:

                          (i)    the amount of the RSA; or

                         (ii)    the benefits to which the RSA holder may become entitled; or

                         (iii)    the circumstances in which the benefits to which the RSA holder may become entitled would become payable.

Notice of non‑compliance

      (5C)   If the issuer of a superannuation product receives a notice of non‑compliance, the issuer must give to each product holder:

                (a)    a statement of the circumstances (including details of the non‑compliance) that gave rise to the issue of the notice; and

               (b)    a statement of the effect on the fund of the issue of the notice (including details of the effect on the entity’s taxation position); and

                (c)    details of action that the issuer has taken, or proposes to take, to have the entity become a complying fund or a pooled superannuation trust for the purposes of Division 2 of Part 5 of the Act.

      (5D)   For subsection (5C), a notice of non‑compliance means a notice issued under section 40 of the SIS Act to the trustee of a fund stating that the fund is not a complying fund or a pooled superannuation trust.

Fund and RSA transfers

       (5E)   For subsections (5), (6) and (7), a reference to an event includes:

                (a)    in relation to a superannuation product:

                          (i)    the transfer of a member to a different category of membership or to a different fund; and

                         (ii)    the transfer of the benefits of a member to an RSA or EPSSS (otherwise than under a payment split); and

               (b)    in relation to an RSA product — the transfer of an amount of an RSA (otherwise than under a payment split) to:

                          (i)    another RSA offered by an RSA product issuer; or

                         (ii)    a superannuation entity; or

                         (iii)    an EPSSS.

10.2        After subsection 1017B (9)

insert

       (10)   This section does not apply to a change or event in relation to a superannuation product or an RSA product that relates to a payment split in respect of the product.

Part 11        Modifications relating to charges for information requested

11.1        After subsection 1017C (8)

insert

      (8A)   The obligation of a responsible person under this section to give information on request by a person arises only if the person pays the amount specified by the responsible person as the charge for giving the information.

      (8B)   The amount of the charge must not exceed the reasonable cost to the responsible person of giving the information (including all reasonably related costs — for example, costs of searching for, obtaining and collating the information).

      (8C)   A member who acts as a representative for or on behalf of a policy committee is not liable to any charge for information given to the member in that capacity.

      (8D)   In the case of information to be supplied to a concerned
person under Subdivision 5.9 of Part 7.9 of the Corporations Regulations 2001, a charge may be made only if:

                (a)    the person to whom the information is to be given has requested the information; and

               (b)    the person had been given the same information during the period of 12 months immediately preceding the date on which the request is made.

Part 12        Modifications relating to information when member leaves a fund

12.1        After subsection 1017D (3)

insert

      (3A)   For a superannuation product or an RSA product, the periodic statement in relation to the reporting period mentioned in paragraph 1017D (2) (d) must be given as soon as the issuer becomes aware that that person or another person (the former product holder) has ceased to hold the product, and, in particular, the issuer must make reasonable efforts to give the information within 1 month after becoming aware that the former product holder has ceased to hold the product.

      (3B)   The issuer of a superannuation product or an RSA product must make all reasonable efforts:

                (a)    to give the information about the amount of insured death or disability benefits to which the former product holder may have been entitled; and

               (b)    to give the information about a continuation option (if any) applying to those benefits (as mentioned in either paragraph 7.9.54 (b) or 7.9.65 (b) of the Corporations Regulations 2001) in a reasonable time before the option lapses.

      (3C)   Subject to subsection (3D), if a person ceases to hold a superannuation product or RSA product:

                (a)    after the end of the completed reporting period (the completed period); and

               (b)    before the periodic report is issued for that period;

the information required by this section to be given to or in relation to the person may be given in respect of the period consisting of the completed period and the period mentioned in paragraph 1017D (2) (d) instead of the period in respect of the person’s periodic statement for the period mentioned in paragraph 1017D (2) (d).

      (3D)   Subsection (3C) does not apply if the period mentioned in paragraph 1017D (2) (d) is greater than:

                (a)    for a particular superannuation product — 6 months; or

               (b)    for a particular RSA product — 3 months.

Part 13        Modifications relating to exceptions to exit reporting period provisions

13.1        After subsection 1017D (7)

insert

         (8)   An RSA provider need not give information under this section to the holder of an RSA product who is transferring the amount of the RSA product to another RSA, a superannuation entity or an EPSSS if:

                (a)    the RSA holder has received sufficient information under Subdivision 5.8 of Part 7.9 of the Corporations Regulations 2001 to enable the RSA holder to understand the effect of the transfer; and

               (b)    the RSA provider reasonably believes that the RSA holder does not need the information because the RSA holder has received or will receive from the RSA institution, or the trustee of the superannuation entity or EPSSS to which the amount is being transferred, information relevant to the RSA holder in respect of the exit reporting period, to the same general effect as that required under Subdivisions 5.2 and 5.3 of Part 7.9 of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

         (9)   A superannuation product provider need not give information under this section to the holder of a superannuation product who is transferring to another superannuation entity or to an EPSSS, or whose benefits are being transferred into an RSA if:

                (a)    the product holder has received sufficient information under Subdivision 5.8 of Part 7.9 of the Corporations Regulations 2001 to enable the product holder to understand the effect of the transfer; and

               (b)    the superannuation product provider reasonably believes that the product holder does not need the information because the product holder has received or will receive, from the RSA institution, or from the trustee of the superannuation entity or EPSSS to which the amount is being transferred, information relevant to the product holder in respect of the exit reporting period, to the same general effect as that required under Subdivision 5.2 of Part 7.9 of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

Part 14        Modifications relating to obligation to give information about financial products

14.1        After subsection 1017B (7)

insert

      (7A)   Subject to subsections (7B) and (7C), this section does not apply if:

                (a)    the responsible person has an address for a concerned person, and:

                          (i)    is satisfied on reasonable grounds that that address is incorrect; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the concerned person but has been unable to do so; or

               (b)    the responsible person has no address for the concerned person, and:

                          (i)    has been unable to obtain an address for the concerned person; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the concerned person, but has been unable to do so.

      (7B)   If the responsible person has refrained, in reliance on subsection (7A), from giving information to a concerned person, the responsible person must give information to the concerned person if the responsible person later becomes aware of the concerned person’s address or location.

      (7C)   Subsection (7B) applies only in respect of information that the responsible person becomes liable to give to the concerned person after becoming aware of the concerned person’s address or location.

14.2        After subsection 1017C (8)

insert

      (8A)   Subject to subsections (8B) and (8C), this section does not apply if:

                (a)    the responsible person has an address for a concerned person, and:

                          (i)    is satisfied on reasonable grounds that that address is incorrect; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the concerned person but has been unable to do so; or

               (b)    the responsible person has no address for the concerned person, and:

                          (i)    has been unable to obtain an address for the concerned person; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the concerned person, but has been unable to do so.

      (8B)   If the responsible person has refrained, in reliance on subsection (8A), from giving information to a concerned person, the responsible person must give information to the concerned person if the responsible person later becomes aware of the concerned person’s address or location.

      (8C)   Subsection (8B) applies only in respect of information that the responsible person becomes liable to give to the concerned person after becoming aware of the concerned person’s address or location.

14.3        After subsection 1017D (7)

insert

         (8)   Subject to subsections (9) and (10), this section does not apply if:

                (a)    the issuer has an address for a holder, and:

                          (i)    is satisfied on reasonable grounds that that address is incorrect; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the holder but has been unable to do so; or

               (b)    the issuer has no address for the holder, and:

                          (i)    has been unable to obtain an address for the holder; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the holder, but has been unable to do so.

         (9)   If the issuer has refrained, in reliance on subsection (8), from giving information to a holder, the issuer must give information to the holder if the issuer later becomes aware of the holder’s address or location.

       (10)   Subsection (9) applies only in respect of information that the issuer becomes liable to give to the holder after becoming aware of the holder’s address or location.

14.4        After subsection 1017DA (3)

insert

      (3A)   Subject to subsections (3B) and (3C), this section does not apply if:

                (a)    the trustee has an address for a holder or former holder, and:

                          (i)    is satisfied on reasonable grounds that that address is incorrect; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the holder or former holder but has been unable to do so; or

               (b)    the trustee has no address for the holder or former holder, and:

                          (i)    has been unable to obtain an address for the holder or former holder; and

                         (ii)    has taken reasonable steps to locate the holder or former holder, but has been unable to do so.

      (3B)   If the trustee has refrained, in reliance on subsection (3A), from giving information to a holder or former holder, the trustee must give information to the holder or former holder if the trustee later becomes aware of the holder’s or former holder’s address or location.

      (3C)   Subsection (3B) applies only in respect of information that the trustee becomes liable to give to the holder or former holder after becoming aware of the holder’s or former holder’s address or location.

Part 15        Modifications for confirmation of transactions

15.1        After subsection 1017F (5A)

insert

      (5B)   Despite subsection (5), if:

                (a)    the cost of a transaction (including taxes and charges) is not known at the time at which confirmation of the transaction would be required to be given; and

               (b)    all of the other information required under subsection (7) in relation to confirmation of the transaction is known at that time;

the confirmation of the transaction is to be provided in accordance with subsection (5C).

      (5C)   Confirmation is to be provided as follows: 

                (a)    all of the information required, except for the cost of the transaction, is to be provided as soon as practicable in accordance with subsection (5);

               (b)    the cost of the transaction may be provided in whichever of the following can be done first:

                          (i)    a secondary confirmation notice provided as soon as practicable after the cost is known;

                         (ii)    a standing facility mentioned in paragraph 1017F (5) (b);

                         (iii)    the first periodic report under section 1017D after the cost is known.

Part 16        Modifications relating to reporting periods

16.1        Paragraph 1017D (2) (a)

substitute

                (a)    each reporting period lasts for:

                          (i)    a period, not exceeding 1 year, fixed by the issuer; or

                         (ii)    a longer period fixed by ASIC on the application of the issuer to which the period relates;

Part 17        Modifications relating to application forms for specified superannuation products

17.1        After subsection 1012B (4)

insert

      (4A)   A regulated person:

                (a)    need not give a client a Product Disclosure Statement for a financial product at or before the time when it would otherwise be required to be given; and

               (b)    must give the client the Product Disclosure Statement as soon as is reasonably practical and in any event within 3 months after the product is issued to the client; and

                (c)    need not give the client the Product Disclosure Statement at all if the client ceases to be a member of the superannuation fund concerned before the regulated person is required to give the Product Disclosure Statement under paragraph (b).

      (4B)   Subsections (3), (4) and (4A) apply only in respect of:

                (a)    in the case of an eligible rollover fund:

                          (i)    persons who become members of the fund by being issued with a superannuation interest under section 243 of the SIS Act; and

                         (ii)    persons who become members of the fund in circumstances mentioned in section 89 of the RSA Act; and

               (b)    in the case of a public offer superannuation fund that is not a successor fund in relation to the financial product issued to the client:

                          (i)    standard employer‑sponsored members of the fund; and

                         (ii)    persons who become members of the fund in circumstances mentioned in regulation 7.9.06B of the Corporations Regulations 2001.

17.2        After subsection 1012I (2B)

insert

      (2C)   If a trustee of an EPSSS:

                (a)    applies, in circumstances mentioned in regulation 7.9.06B of the Corporations Regulations 2001, on behalf of a person for the issue of an interest in a relevant superannuation entity; and

               (b)    has not previously applied in those circumstances for the issue of an interest in that entity on behalf of any person;

the person (the issuer) who is to issue the interest to the person must, at or before the time when the interest is issued to the person, give the trustee a Product Disclosure Statement in accordance with this Division for the interest.

Part 18        Modification of Part 7.9 of the Act — New Zealand offer documents replace Product Disclosure Statements where an offer relates to interests in a New Zealand managed investment scheme

18.1        After subsection 1012D (9D)

insert

Recommendation, issue or sale situation — New Zealand mutual recognition scheme for securities

       (9E)   In a recommendation situation, issue situation or sale situation, the regulated person does not have to give the client a Product Disclosure Statement for a financial product if:

                (a)    the regulated person reasonably believes that there is a recognised offer under Chapter 8 in relation to offer of the financial product; and

               (b)    the financial product is an interest in a managed investment scheme governed by the laws of New Zealand; and

                (c)    the regulated person has provided the client the documents and information required to accompany that offer by the Securities Act 1978 of New Zealand and Securities Regulation 1983 of New Zealand; and

               (d)    the regulated person has provided the client any warning statement or details prescribed under section 1200E in relation to the offer.

       (9F)   For paragraph (9E) (c), section 1015C applies to the providing of documents and information, as if the documents and information were a Statement.

      (9G)   For paragraph (9E) (d), section 1015C applies to the providing of warning statement or details prescribed under section 1200E, as if the warning statement or details were a Statement.

Schedule 10AA Modifications of the Act in relation to their application in respect of a recognised offer or a proposed offer of securities that may become a recognised offer

(regulation 8.4.02)

Part 1          Modification of Part 6D.2 of the Act — disclosure to investors not required for recognised offer under Chapter 8

1.1           After subsection 707 (3)

insert

      (3A)   Subsection (3) does not apply to an offer of a body’s securities for sale if the body issued the securities as part of a recognised offer under Chapter 8.

      (3B)   Subsection (3) does not apply to an offer of a body’s securities for sale if:

                (a)    the securities were issued by reason of the exercise of options or the conversion of convertible or converting securities; and

               (b)    the options or other convertible or converting securities were issued as part of a recognised offer under Chapter 8; and

                (c)    the exercise of the option, or the conversion of the security, did not involve any further offer.

1.2           After subsection 707 (5)

insert

      (5A)   Subsection (5) does not apply to an offer of a body’s securities for sale if the controller sold the securities as part of a recognised offer under Chapter 8.

Part 2          Modification of Part 7.9 of the Act — disclosure to investors not required for recognised offer under Chapter 8

2.1           After subsection 1012C (6)

insert

      (6A)   Subsection (6) does not apply to an offer of a financial product for sale if the issuer issued the financial product as part of a recognised offer under Chapter 8.

      (6B)   Subsection (6) does not apply to an offer of a financial product for sale if:

                (a)    the financial product was issued by reason of the exercise of an option or the conversion of another convertible or converting security; and

               (b)    the option or convertible or converting security was issued as part of a recognised offer under Chapter 8; and

                (c)    the exercise of the option, or the conversion of the security, did not involve a further offer.

2.2           After subsection 1012C (8)

insert

      (8A)   Subsection (8) does not apply to the offer of a financial product for sale if the controller sold the financial product as part of a recognised offer under Chapter 8.

2.3           After subsection 1012IA (3)

insert

      (3A)   In determining whether this section requires a provider to give a client a Product Disclosure Statement, Chapter 8 is to be disregarded.

      (3B)   A provider is not required to give a client a Product Disclosure Statement for a financial product if:

                (a)    the provider reasonably believes there is a recognised offer under Chapter 8 in relation to the financial product; and

               (b)    the financial product is an interest in a managed investment scheme governed by the laws of New Zealand; and

                (c)    the provider has provided the client the documents and information required to accompany that offer by the Securities Act 1978 of New Zealand and Securities Regulation 1983 of New Zealand; and

               (d)    the provider has provided the client any warning statement or details prescribed under section 1200E in relation to the offer.

      (3C)   For paragraph (3B) (c), section 1015C applies to the providing of documents and information, as if the documents and information were a Statement.

      (3D)   For paragraph (3B) (d), section 1015C applies to the providing of warning statement or details prescribed under section 1200E, as if the warning statement or details were a Statement.

Note   Subsection 1012D (9E) of the Act is a modification of the Act that relates to Chapter 8 of the Act. The modification applies by force of:

(a)   regulation 8.4.01 of the Corporations Regulations 2001; and

(b)   item 18.1 of Part 18 of Schedule 10A to those Regulations.

Schedule 10B    Form and content of Product Disclosure Statement for FHSA product

(regulation 7.9.10E)

Part 1          Form and content of Product Disclosure Statement — general

1              Length and font size for Product Disclosure Statement

         (1)   The length of a Product Disclosure Statement (including any title page, contents, glossary, index and other information not required by these Regulations) for an FHSA product must not exceed:

                (a)    if it is printed on A4 pages — 4 pages; or

               (b)    if it is printed on A5 pages — 8 pages; or

                (c)    if it is printed on DL pages — 12 pages; or

               (d)    otherwise — if the Statement was formatted to be printed on A4 pages, 4 A4 pages.

         (2)   The minimum font size for text in the Statement is:

                (a)    for the name, address, ABN, ACN and AFSL of the person giving the Statement — 8 points; and

               (b)    for all other text — 9 points.

Note 1   The Product Disclosure Statement must be worded and presented in a clear, concise and effective manner — see subsection 1013C (3) of the Act.

Note 2   A person required to give a Product Disclosure Statement to a vision‑impaired person must comply with its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

         (3)   However, if the person who must be given the Statement requests or is entitled to expect that the Statement be given to him or her in a particular format, the Statement given to the person is taken to comply with subitem (1) if it would comply with that subitem in the format that the provider would have given but for the request or expectation.

Example

A vision‑impaired person may request the Statement with a larger font size, and the Statement, when printed with that font size, exceeds 4 A4 pages in length.

2              Sections in a Product Disclosure Statement

         (1)   The Product Disclosure Statement must contain the following sections, which must be numbered and titled as follows:

1.     Who can have a First Home Saver Account

2.     How the First Home Saver Account works

3.     How the Government helps you save

4.     [no prescribed title]

5.     What happens if your situation changes

6.     Using your savings for your first home

7.     The fees and costs [or “The fees” if there are no costs]

8.     How to open an account

9.     [no prescribed title]

         (2)   The Product Disclosure Statement may contain other sections (for example, a table of contents, glossary, index, or information about the product issuer).

3              Product Disclosure Statement must be self‑contained

                The sections of the Product Disclosure Statement mentioned in subitem 2 (1) must contain, in summary form, all information that a person would reasonably require for the purpose of making a decision whether to acquire the FHSA product.

4              Contents of section 1 (Who can have a First Home Saver Account)

         (1)   Section 1 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain the following text:

You should consider opening a First Home Saver Account if you:

·    only want to use your savings to buy or build your first home in Australia to live in (‘buy your first home’); and

·    are able to save at least $1,000 a year ($20 a week) in 4 separate financial years – they do not need to be in a row.

 

A financial year is from July 1 to June 30.

 

To open an account, you must:

·    be aged 18 or over and under 65

·    have a tax file number

·    have never owned a home in Australia that you have lived in; and

·    have never opened a First Home Saver Account before.

 

You can open another First Home Saver Account if you are transferring your savings from one First Home Saver Account to another — see section 8.

 

If you are saving with others, each person must open their own individual First Home Saver Account. Each of you can then receive the benefits of having a First Home Saver Account.

 

You cannot open a joint account with someone else.

 

If you are unsure about your eligibility go to www.ato.gov.au

         (2)   If section 1 of the Statement contains other text, the other text must come after, and be no more prominent than, the text mentioned in subitem (1).

5              Contents of section 2 (How the First Home Saver Account works)

         (1)   Section 2 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain the following text:

 

How you can use the savings in a First Home Saver Account

 

You can only withdraw your savings for three purposes:

1.     to buy your first home

2.     as money you can add into your super

3.     as money you can withdraw as a lump sum if you are aged 60 or over.

 

How to save with a First Home Saver Account

 

·    You put money into your [account/fund] the same way as you would [make deposits/make contributions/put money] into a normal [bank account/credit union account/building society account/other account/managed fund]. You can do this at any time, and for as long as you need to save.

·    You cannot salary sacrifice into your account.

·    You do not need to put money in every year – but your account will only get Government contributions when you do.

·    Once the total amount in your account reaches [account balance cap] – including Government contributions and income from investment earnings – you cannot put any more money into your account.

·    You can keep your account open until you buy your first home or turn 65.

 

When you turn 65 you must close your account and withdraw all of your savings, or move it into super.

         (2)   If section 2 of the Statement contains other text, the other text must come after, and be no more prominent than, the text mentioned in subitem (1).

6              Contents of section 3 (How the Government helps you save)

         (1)   Section 3 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain the following text:

 

The Government boosts your savings with contributions and a low rate of tax on the income your investment earns.

 

When you put money into your account the Government puts money in too.

 

·    When you put a dollar into your account, the Government will contribute 17 cents.

·    Any money you put in up to a total of [Government FHSA contribution threshold] in a financial year will get this Government contribution – anything over this amount will not.

 

For example, if you put [Government FHSA contribution threshold] into your account in one financial year, the Government will contribute [Government FHSA contribution for Government FHSA contribution threshold] to your savings.

 

If you are saving with other people that have their own First Home Saver Accounts, each person will receive Government contributions on the money they put into their account.

 

·    Government contributions are paid directly into your First Home Saver Account after you have lodged your tax return and [name of FHSA provider] has told the Tax Office how much you have put in.

 

You are not taxed

·    on the money you put into your account; or

·    on the Government contributions; or

·    when you withdraw your savings for your first home.

 

                There is a low rate of tax on [the interest your savings earn/your investment earnings]

·    Earnings on First Home Saver Accounts are taxed at 15% but this is paid to the Tax Office by the account provider.

         (2)   If section 3 of the Statement contains other text, the other text must come after, and be no more prominent than, the text mentioned in subitem (1).

7              Contents of section 4

Section heading

         (1)   The heading to section 4 of the Statement must be relevant to its contents.

Financial details of product

         (2)   Section 4 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain the following information:

                (a)    if the product is an FHSA life policy or an FHSA trust — the composition of the investments of the product (for example, the percentage of cash, real property and shares in which money in the product will be invested);

               (b)    the nature of the return that the investments may generate (for example, fixed interest, variable interest, rental income or capital gains);

                (c)    the current rate of return for the product after tax, or information about how the rate is calculated or where the rate can be found;

               (d)    if the balance of the product can decrease:

                          (i)    summary information about the reasons for that decrease; and

                         (ii)    a summary description of the likelihood of that decrease (for example, that the product is ‘low risk’).

         (3)   However, if the product is a multiple investment option FHSA product, the Statement must contain:

                (a)    the number of investment options; and

               (b)    the name of each investment option, set out in order of lowest risk to highest risk, and identification of the default investment option; and

                (c)    the information mentioned in subitem (2) for the default investment option; and

               (d)    either:

                          (i)    the information mentioned in subitem (2) for each other investment option; or

                         (ii)    details of where the information referred to in subparagraph (i) can be found.

         (4)   The rate of return for the FHSA product must be calculated after applicable fees and taxes.

Worked example of balance changing over time

         (5)   A Product Disclosure Statement for an FHSA deposit account must also contain:

                (a)    a worked example of how the balance of the account will change over 4 financial years, with the balance at the end of the period after fees and taxes rounded to the nearest multiple of $1 000, using the following assumptions:

                          (i)    the assumptions mentioned in paragraphs 16 (5) (a), (c), (d) and (f);

                         (ii)    the holder of the product makes weekly contributions to the product, each of $100;

                         (iii)    the product earns a rate of return of 5% per year, after fees and taxes; and

               (b)    a warning that the rate of return used for the example may not be the same as the rate of return of the product.

         (6)   A Statement for an FHSA life policy or an FHSA trust may contain a worked example of how the balance of the product will change over 4 financial years, with the balance at the end of the period after fees and taxes rounded to the nearest multiple of $1 000, using the following assumptions:

                (a)    the assumptions mentioned in paragraphs 16 (5) (a), (c), (d) and (f);

               (b)    the holder of the product makes weekly contributions to the product, each of $100;

                (c)    the product either:

                          (i)    has no earnings; or

                         (ii)    earns a rate of return that is reasonable for the product, after fees and taxes.

         (7)   A Statement that contains an example mentioned in subitem (6) must also contain:

                (a)    if the example has no earnings — a statement that the balance of the product may be increased or decreased by its earnings; or

               (b)    if the example earns a rate of return — a warning that the rate of return used for the example may not be the same as the rate of return of the product.

8              Contents of section 5 (What happens if your situation changes)

                Section 5 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain summary information about the effects on the product or the interests of the holder of the product if the holder:

                (a)    ceases to meet the FHSA eligibility requirements; or

               (b)    fails to make a contribution to the product; or

                (c)    needs to take money out of the product to alleviate financial hardship; or

                (e)    acquires a qualifying interest in a dwelling less than 4 years after acquiring the product; or

                (f)    ceases to be resident in Australia.

9              Contents of section 6 (Using your savings for your first home)

         (1)   Section 6 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain summary information about:

                (a)    what actions the holder of the product must take when the holder decides to acquire a qualifying interest in a dwelling using the money in the product; and

               (b)    what happens when the holder takes the actions mentioned in paragraph (a).

         (2)   Section 6 must also contain a statement that the holder of
the product must live in the dwelling for at least 6 months
that commences within 12 months after its acquisition or completion of its construction.

10            Contents of section 7 (The fees and costs)

         (1)   Section 7 of the Product Disclosure Statement must include:

                (a)    information on the fees and costs that an FHSA holder may be charged on the FHSA product; and

               (b)    an example of the overall cost of the FHSA product; and

                (c)    if the Statement is for an FHSA life policy or an FHSA trust — the consumer advisory;

as set out in Part 2.

         (2)   However, if the product is a multiple investment option FHSA product, the Statement must contain:

                (a)    the information required by subitem (1) for the default investment option; and

               (b)    if another investment option is detailed in the Statement — the information required by subitem (1) for that investment option; and

                (c)    either:

                          (i)    the information required by subitem (1) for each other investment option; or

                         (ii)    details of where the information referred to in subparagraph (i) can be found.

         (3)   Also:

                (a)    if a fee or cost mentioned in Part 2 is not charged, the Statement does not need to include information relating to the fee or cost; and

               (b)    if no fees or no costs are charged at all, the Statement must state that.

11            Contents of section 8 (How to open an account)

                Section 8 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain:

                (a)    information about how to acquire the product; and

               (b)    information about the effect and length of the cooling‑off period; and

                (c)    a statement that money from the product can be transferred to another FHSA product.

12            Contents of section 9

         (1)   Section 9 of the Product Disclosure Statement must contain the following information:

                (a)    the name and address of the FHSA provider;

               (b)    the address of an Internet page, and a phone number, operated by or for the provider from which a person can obtain further information about the product;

                (c)    the dispute resolution system that covers complaints
by holders of the product and how that system may be accessed.

         (2)   Section 9 must also contain the following text:

 

First Home Saver Account enquiries

 

Information about how First Home Saver Accounts work, eligibility, fees and taxes, and links to savings calculators and other useful online tools.

 

visit   www.ato.gov.au

Part 2          Information on fees and costs

13            Definitions

         (1)   In this Part:

ADI (short for authorised deposit‑taking institution) means a body corporate that is an ADI for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959.

small unusual cost means a fee or cost charged on an FHSA product that:

                (a)    does not relate to the ordinary acquisition, operation or closure of the product; and

               (b)    is less than $10.

Examples for paragraph (a)

A fee for a duplicate statement, or a dishonoured cheque fee.

         (2)   If a term used in this Part is defined in Part 1 of Schedule 10, it has the same meaning in this Part as it has in Schedule 10.

14            Presentation of information on fees and costs

Terminology

         (1)   If this Part requires that information about a fee or cost be included in a Product Disclosure Statement, the Statement must use the term for that fee or cost that is used in this Part or Part 1 of Schedule 10.

Example

A fee which is an establishment fee as defined in item 101 of Schedule 10 must be referred to in a Product Disclosure Statement as an “establishment fee”.

         (2)   However, if the Statement is for an FHSA deposit account offered or issued by an ADI, the Statement may use the term for a fee or cost of that kind that is ordinarily used by the ADI for that kind of account.

Example

A bank may call an establishment fee for its savings accounts an ‘account opening fee’.

Manner in which fees and costs are to be expressed

         (3)   If this Part requires that an amount of a fee or a cost be included in a Product Disclosure Statement, the amount must be expressed as:

                (a)    a dollar amount; or

               (b)    if the amount of the fee or cost is not fixed — a range of dollar amounts; or

                (c)    if the amount of the fee or cost is a fixed percentage of the balance of the account — that fixed percentage.

         (4)   However, if ASIC is satisfied that, for a compelling reason, it would be unreasonable for a fee or cost to be expressed as required by subitem (3), ASIC may determine, in writing, the manner in which the fee or cost is to be expressed.

Negotiable fees and costs

         (5)   If a fee or cost is negotiable, the Statement must clearly indicate that fact, and detail where information may be found about when and how the fee or cost may be negotiated.

15            Information on fees and costs

         (1)   For each fee or cost charged on an FHSA product, other than a small unusual cost, the Product Disclosure Statement must include the information set out in subregulation (2).

         (2)   The fees and costs must be presented in the following order, and include the following information:

                (a)    establishment fee — the amount of the fee;

               (b)    contribution fee — the amount of the fee;

                (c)    management costs:

                          (i)    the services or functions to which the costs relate; and

                         (ii)    the costs; and

                         (iii)    the amount of the costs; and

                        (iv)    if the amount of the costs is not fixed — how the amount is calculated; and

                         (v)    if there is a minimum or maximum amount of the costs in a given period of time — the amount and the period of time;

               (d)    termination fee — the amount of the fee;

                (e)    buy‑sell spread:

                          (i)    a summary description of what the spread relates to; and

                         (ii)    when the spread is charged; and

                         (iii)    the amount of the spread and how it is calculated;

                (f)    service fees:

                          (i)    a summary description of the services the fees relate to; and

                         (ii)    when the fees are charged; and

                         (iii)    the amount of the fees; and

                        (iv)    if the amount of the fees is not fixed — how the amount is calculated; and

                         (v)    if there is a minimum or maximum amount of the fees in a given period of time — the amount and the period of time.

Note   A fee or cost which is not charged does not need to be included in the Statement — see subitem 10 (3).

         (3)   The information mentioned in subitem (2) may be presented in narrative form, in a table, or in any other form that enables it to be easily understood and compared with similar information about like products.

         (4)   The Statement must also detail where:

                (a)    further information about fees and costs; and

               (b)    information about small unusual costs;

may be obtained.

16            Example of overall cost

         (1)   The Product Disclosure Statement must include an example of the fees and costs that may be charged on the FHSA product over the life of the product (the product’s overall cost).

         (2)   For subitem (1), the overall cost of the FHSA product is the sum of the following fees and costs applicable to the product, when those fees and costs are worked out over the life of the product using the FHSA assumptions:

                (a)    establishment fee;

               (b)    contribution fees;

                (c)    management costs that are deducted directly from the account holder’s account;

               (d)    termination fee;

                (e)    buy‑sell spread;

                (f)    service fees;

                (g)    indirect costs.

         (3)   For paragraph (2) (g), the indirect costs for an FHSA product are the sum of the annual indirect costs for each of the 4 financial years that the FHSA product exists under the FHSA assumptions.

         (4)   For subitem (3), the annual indirect costs for a year are worked out as follows:

where:

ICR, for a fund, means the ratio of:

                (a)    the sum of:

                          (i)    the fund’s management costs that are not deducted directly from an account holder’s account; and

                         (ii)    any other costs listed in paragraphs (2) (a) to (f) that are not deducted directly from the account holder’s account; to

               (b)    the fund’s total average net assets.

average balance is the average balance, when the FHSA assumptions are applied, of the FHSA product during the year.

         (5)   For this item, the FHSA assumptions are the following assumptions:

                (a)    the product commences on the first day of a financial year, with a balance of $100;

               (b)    the holder of the product makes equal weekly contributions to the product, amounting to $5 000 per financial year;

                (c)    the Commonwealth makes Government FHSA contributions to the product:

                          (i)    on 30 November after the end of each financial year, other than the financial year in which the product is closed; and

                         (ii)    at the start of the day on which the product is closed;

               (d)    no money is withdrawn from the product (other than for payment of fees and taxes) until it is closed;

                (e)    the product earns a rate of return of 5% per year after taxes, but before fees and costs;

                (f)    the product is closed, and the balance is withdrawn electronically by the holder for the acquisition of a qualifying interest in a dwelling, at the end of the last day of the financial year that is 3 financial years after the product commenced.

         (6)   The example of overall cost must be in the following format, with all fees and cost amounts rounded to the nearest multiple of $10:

 

Example of the fees and costs

 

If you put $20,000 into your account over 4 years, our fees and other costs will total about [insert overall cost as a dollar amount]. The fees and costs in this example are made up of:

·    establishment fee: $[insert establishment fee amount in dollars]

·    contribution fees: $[insert contribution fees amount in dollars]

·    management costs: $[insert management costs amount in dollars]

·    termination fee: $[insert termination fee amount in dollars]

·    other fees: $[insert sum of other fees and costs applicable to the product in dollars]

 

[For FHSA life policies and FHSA trusts, include the following:]

This is equal to [insert the equivalent percentage of the product’s average annual balance that would generate that dollar amount, rounded to one decimal place (“overall cost ratio”)] of the account balance per year.

 

[For multiple investment option FHSA products, include the following:]

These fees are based on [name of investment option to which assumptions have been applied].

17            Consumer advisory

                The Product Disclosure Statement for an FHSA life policy or an FHSA trust must include the following statement:

 

Compare the fees and costs

 

Use the above example of [overall cost ratio] in fees and costs to make a broad comparison with the fees and costs of other [insert general description, e.g. bank account, life insurance policy, investment‑linked] First Home Saver Accounts.

Schedule 10BA    [see Note 3]

  

 

Schedule 10D    Persons who are not covered by section 1433 of the Act

(regulation 10.2.36)

  

 

Item

Person

Period

1

A person who is or has been an insolvent under administration

5 years after the start of the administration

2

A body corporate that has been an externally‑administered body corporate

5 years after the start of the administration

3

A person who has been convicted of fraud

10 years after the conviction

4

A person to whom the following circumstances apply:

   (a)  the person is the subject of legal proceedings for criminal fraud;

   (b)  the proceedings could, because of the content or nature of the relevant originating process, result in a judgment being made that would cause a person to be someone to whom item 3 applies;

   (c)  the court has not delivered a judgment in relation to the issue of the fraud

 

5

A person to whom the following circumstances apply:

   (a)  the person has been found liable by a court for a contravention of a law relating to financial services activities;

   (b)  the proceedings were brought by a regulator;

10 years after the conduct first occurred

 

   (c)  the proceedings related to conduct that occurred in the course of  the person’s engaging in financial services activities, and was related to that person’s activities

 

6

A person to whom the following circumstances apply:

   (a)  the person is the subject of legal proceedings for a contravention of a law relating to financial services activities;

   (b)  the proceedings were brought by a regulator;

   (c)  the proceedings relate to conduct that occurred in the course of the person’s engaging in financial services activities, and was related to that person’s activities;

   (d)  the court has not delivered a judgment in relation to the contravention

 

7

A person who has had:

   (a)  an authorisation; or

   (b)  a registration; or

   (c)  a licence; or

   (d)  the ability to engage in financial services activities;

cancelled, suspended or revoked by, or as a direct result of the actions of, a regulator

5 years after the cancellation, suspension or revocation

8

A person who is a responsible officer of a person mentioned in item 1

 

8A

A person who is a subsidiary of a body corporate mentioned in item 2

 

8B

A person (person 1) who is related body corporate of a body corporate that is mentioned in item 2 (person 2), if person 2 has previously held a licence, registration or authorisation granted by a regulator mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) of the definition of regulator in regulation 10.2.35

 

9

A person an associate of whom is a person mentioned in any of items 3 to 7

 

10

A person who is deemed to be a registered insurance broker under subsection 24 (2) of the Insurance (Agents and Brokers) Act 1984

This item applies to the person only to the extent that the person operates insurance broking activities that are described in that Act

 

 

Schedule 12      ASIC transitional standards

(regulation 12.7.01)

  

1.             The following provisions of Book 3 of the Prudential Notes and Prudential Standards issued by AFIC under Part 4 of the AFIC Code of a State or Territory, as in force immediately before the transfer date:

                (a)    the modification of the accounting standard known as Accounting Standard AASB 1032 (published in the Gazette on 12 December 1996) by Prudential Standard 3.3.1, except the definition of deposits added to the accounting standard by the Prudential Standard;

               (b)    Prudential Standard 3.5.4;

                (c)    Prudential Standard 3.5.5;

               (d)    Prudential Standard 3.7.1;

                (e)    Prudential Standard 3.7.4;

                (f)    Prudential Standard 3.7.5.

2.             The following provisions of Book 4 of the Prudential Notes and Prudential Standards issued by AFIC under Part 4 of the AFIC Code of a State or Territory, as in force immediately before the transfer date:

                (a)    the modification of the accounting standard known Accounting Standard AASB 1032 (published in the Gazette on 12 December 1996) by Prudential Standard 4.3.1, except the definition of deposits added to the accounting standard by the Prudential Standard;

               (b)    Prudential Standard 4.7.1;

                (c)    Prudential Standard 4.7.4;

               (d)    Prudential Standard 4.7.5.

3.             The following provisions of Book 5 of the Prudential Notes and Prudential Standards issued by AFIC under Part 4 of the AFIC Code of a State or Territory, as in force immediately before the transfer date:

                (a)    Prudential Standard 5.5.1;

               (b)    Prudential Standard 5.5.3;

                (c)    Prudential Standard 5.5.4.

4.             The following provisions of Book 6 of the Prudential Notes and Prudential Standards issued by AFIC under Part 4 of the AFIC Code of a State or Territory, as in force immediately before the transfer date:

                (a)    Prudential Standard 6.7.2;

               (b)    Prudential Standard 6.7.4;

                (c)    Prudential Standard 6.7.5;

               (d)    Prudential Standard 6.8.3.