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Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 23, page 7 (line 31), after “taken any other step that”, insert “, at the time the advice is provided,”.

[timing of judgement on reasonable steps to act in client’s best interests]

( 2 )     Schedule  1 , item  23 , page 7 (after line 33) , at the end of subsection 961B(2) , add:

Note:          The matters that must be proved under subsection (2) relate to the subject matter of the advice sought by the client and the circumstances of the client relevant to that subject matter (the client’s relevant circumstances). That subject matter and the client’s relevant circumstances may be broad or narrow, and so the subsection anticipates that a client may seek scaled advice and that the inquiries made by the provider will be tailored to the advice sought.

[scaled advice]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 24, page 16 (line 25), after “by the licensee or representative”, insert “in the 12 months immediately before the benefit is given”.

[execution-only services]

( 4 )     Schedule  1 , item  33 , page 29 (line 12) , omit “ subsection (2) ”, substitute “ subsections (2) and (3) ”.

[grandfathering]

( 5 )     Schedule  1 , item  33 , page 29 (lines 19 to 27) , omit subsections 1528(2) and (3) , substitute:

             (2)  The regulations may prescribe circumstances in which that Division applies, or does not apply, to a benefit given to a financial services licensee or a representative of a financial services licensee.

             (3)  Despite subsection (1), that Division does not apply to a benefit given to a financial services licensee, or a representative of a financial services licensee, to the extent that the operation of that Division would result in an acquisition of property (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution) from a person otherwise than on just terms (within the meaning of that paragraph of the Constitution).

[grandfathering]

( 6 )     Schedule  1 , item  33 , page 30 (line 7) , omit “ , 1528(3) ”.

[grandfathering]