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This instrument continues the substantive effect of the relief granted by CO 03/1092 which modifies s1013A of the Corporations Act and omits reg 7.9.07J of the Corporations Regulations to permit joint Product Disclosure Statements in certain circumstances.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 16 Nov 2016
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Tabled HR21-Nov-2016
Tabled Senate21-Nov-2016
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ASIC Corporations (Joint Product Disclosure Statements) Instrument 2016/1056

I, Anthony Graham, delegate of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, make the following legislative instrument.


Date   14 November 2016




Anthony Graham


Part 1—Preliminary

1        Name of legislative instrument

This is the ASIC Corporations (Joint Product Disclosure Statements) Instrument 2016/1056.

2        Commencement

This instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Note:    The register may be accessed at www.legislation.gov.au.

3        Authority

This instrument is made under paragraph 1020F(1)(c) of the Corporations Act 2001.

4        Definitions

In this instrument:

Act means the Corporations Act 2001.

offer has a meaning affected by sections 1010C and 1011C of the Act.

Regulations means the Corporations Regulations 2001.

Short-Form PDS has the same meaning as in Division 3A of Part 7.9 of the Act (as notionally inserted by Part 3 of Schedule 10BA of the Regulations).

Part 2—Declaration

5        Joint Product Disclosure Statements

Part 7.9 of the Act applies in relation to an issuer of a financial product as if:

(a)     section 1013A of the Act were modified or varied by:

(i)      in subsection (1), omitting ‘must be a document that has been prepared by the issuer of the financial product’ and substituting:

“may relate to one or more financial products of more than one issuer, and must be a document that has been prepared by the issuer of each financial product to which the Product Disclosure Statement relates”; and

(iii)    in subsection (3), after “prepared”, inserting “and who is the issuer of the product”; and

(b)     regulation 7.9.07J of the Regulations were omitted.

6        Where declaration applies

The declaration in section 5 applies to an offer to issue or to arrange the issue, an issue, or a recommendation to acquire by way of the issue, of a financial product, where:

(a)     the Product Disclosure Statement (Statement) or Short-Form PDS (Statement) that is given for that financial product also relates to at least one other financial product of another issuer; and

(b)     the Statement prominently states:

(i)      that the Statement covers two or more separate financial products; and

(ii)     that each issuer takes full responsibility for the whole of the Statement.