ASIC Digest and related products
Online, looseleaf and CD-ROM formats
Published since 1992, this monthly publication contains ASIC’s publicly available regulatory documents. These documents are all freely accessible on the asic.gov.au website, but the ASIC Digest provides additional indexing and search functionality that assists researchers and compliance professionals to stay updated on ASIC policies and activities, compliance with and relief from the law, and changes to the law.
ASIC regulatory guides give ASIC's interpretation on a wide range of compliance issues facing companies, financial service providers, trustees, auditors, responsible entities, insolvency practitioners etc.
ASIC media releases keep you up-to-date with the latest details on regulatory and compliance issues. Some media release topics include takeovers, investment schemes, failed companies, banned and convicted company officials and financial advisersand other financial services, credit, markets and company-related matters.
ASIC information sheets provide practical guidance on matters ranging from company formation and administration to company searches, investment advice, securities licensing and consumer credit.
ASIC consultation papers seek feedback from stakeholders on matters ASIC is considering, such as proposed relief or proposed regulatory guidance.
If you are seeking exemption from certain sections of the Corporations Act, the legislative instruments (formerly class orders) and pro formas and the instrument summary tables indicate the sorts of relief available.
Reports, speeches and other information are also included.
ASIC Policy Alert email
This email alert service notifies you of ASIC policy-related information, usually within 24 hours of its release. This fee-based service informs you of changes to, and new releases of regulatory guides, pro formas, legislative instruments (formerly class orders) and policy-related media releases. Consultation papers containing the latest policy proposals are also included.
Each email summarises the latest policy changes with a link to a password-protected webpage where the new documents can be downloaded.
Information sent out by ASIC Policy Alert can also be specifically tailored for:
- company directors
- company secretaries
- investment advisers
- managed investment professionals
Available on CD-ROM and online, this provides templates of the most commonly lodged ASIC forms. The ASIC form templates cannot be altered, ensuring that they always meet ASIC requirements. Forms (blank or filled in) may be printed or saved. As soon as a new form has been released or an existing form changed you will receive an email directing you to a password-protected webpage where you can download the new forms.
For more details contact the publisher, Thomson Reuters, ph 1300 304 197, email or visit the Thomson Reuters website.
Handbooks and working guides
Thomson Reuters also publishes the following collections of documents from the ASIC Digest selected for specific professional categories:
• ASIC Working Guide for Accountants
• ASIC Working Guide for Company Directors
• ASIC Working Guide for Company Secretaries
• ASIC Financial Services Policy Handbook
• Managed Investment Handbook