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Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response—Better Advice) Bill 2021

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate


Amends the: Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, Corporations Act 2001 and three other Acts to: expand the role of the Financial Services and Credit Panel to operate as a single disciplinary body for financial advisers; create new penalties and sanctions for financial advisers who have breached their obligations under the Corporations Act 2001; introduce a two-stage registration process for financial advisers; transfer functions from the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority to the minister and to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and introduce a single registration and disciplinary system for financial advisers who provide tax (financial) advice services; and Corporations Act 2001 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2020.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/21  
Second reading moved 24/06/21  
Second reading debate 04/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 04/08/21  
Third reading agreed to 04/08/21  
Introduced and read a first time 04/08/21  
Second reading moved 04/08/21  
Second reading debate 09/08/21  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest