Further resources on superannuation

This page lists helpful links for further information on superannuation.

Law reform

The Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms affect some super trustees. Further information is available at the Future of Financial Advice website, and at ASIC's FoFA webpage.

Information on superannuation reforms like Stronger Super and Super Choice are no longer updated.

ASIC's priorities and regulatory focus

Information about ASIC's priorities and regulatory focus is available from speeches by ASIC.

See also the Stakeholder Engagement Table for other industry liaison. 

Innovative retirement income stream products

From 1 July 2017, the government will extend the tax exemption on earnings in the retirement phase to new innovative retirement income stream products. A new cross-agency process has been developed to help industry.

Find out more about this cross-agency initiative and how to apply

Information for consumers

Information for consumers about superannuation and retirement is available on our MoneySmart website.

Financial services resources

Our Financial Services Resources page lists helpful links to information including legislation, media releases and frequently asked questions.

Go to Financial services resources page

You can also browse our regulatory index for  regulatory documents and class orders relevant to superannuation trustees and administrators.

Go to the regulatory index

Media releases

Browse a list of media releases on superannuation.

Speeches

Browse a list of speeches on superannuation.

What's new

Compliance time period extended for ASIC Class Order [CO 14/1252]

11 December 2018

ASIC has extended the time periods for compliance with certain aspects of the fee and cost disclosure requirements in ASIC Class Order [CO 14/1252] for one further year to their equivalent dates in 2020.

ASIC has extended the time periods to preserve the status quo at law due to the upcoming consultation on the proposals arising out of the recommendations made in the review of the fees and costs disclosure regime in Report 581 Review of ASIC Regulatory Guide 97: Disclosing fees and costs in PDSs and periodic statements.

ASIC expects to release the consultation paper in January 2019.

These dates were previously extended in December 2017 (by ASIC Corporations (Amendment) Instrument 2017/1138) to their  equivalent dates in 2019 due to the expert review of RG 97.

The modifications to [CO 14/1252] were made on 7 December 2018 and can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation.

RG 97 review

24 July 2018

The external review by Darren McShane into Regulatory Guide 97: Disclosing fees and costs in PDSs and periodic statements (RG 97) is now complete and ASIC has published Mr McShane’s report.

Read the report

ASIC appoints expert to review fees and costs disclosure settings

ASIC has appointed Darren McShane, who has extensive experience in the superannuation and managed investments industry, to conduct a review of the fees and costs disclosure requirements under RG 97. The review is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.

Read the media release | Find out more


Releases

Superannuation member experience report

ASIC has released a report about our review of key aspects of consumer engagement with their super funds, focusing on the experience of less-engaged superannuation fund members. 17-217MR. 30 June

Shorter PDS relief extended

ASIC has extended to 30 June 2018 relief excluding multifunds, superannuation platforms and hedge funds from the shorter PDS regime. 17-216MR, 29 June

More releases on superannuation


ASIC Insights

ASIC Insights 2016 session video

Last updated: 20/10/2014 12:00