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Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national charity regulator.

Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 189 KB) signed 13 June 2013.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

The ACCC's primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws. A Memorandum of Understanding with the ACCC covering liaison, cooperation, assistance, joint enquiries and exchange of confidential information arrangements was signed on 21 December 2004.

Go to the ACCC's website

Australian Federal Police (AFP)

The AFP is responsible for safeguarding Commonwealth interests and investigating serious and complex crime against the Commonwealth.

Memorandum of Understanding signed 4 October 2013.

Go to the AFP's website

Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

AFSA is responsible for the oversight of Australia's personal insolvency regime. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by ASIC and AFSA on 30 September 2014.

Go to AFSA's website

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

APRA is responsible for ensuring financial institutions will be able to honour their commitments when they fall due. It promotes the safety and soundness of deposit-taking institutions, life and general insurance companies, and larger superannuation funds. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by ASIC and APRA on 18 May 2010.

Go to APRA's website

Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX)

ASX operates Australia’s primary national exchange for equities, derivatives and fixed interest securities.

Memorandum of Understanding between ASIC and ASX signed on 28 October 2011

Go to the ASX's website

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

The ATO administers tax legislation and is responsible for all self-managed superannuation funds.

ASIC and the ATO signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2013.

Go to the ATO's website

Chi-X Australia Pty Limited (Chi-X)

Chi-X operates a market in securities and managed investments with wholesale and retail participation.

Memorandum of Understanding with Chi-X Australia

Go to the Chi-X website

The Clean Energy Regulator

The Clean Energy Regulator is responsible for administering legislation that will reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy. ASIC is responsible for overseeing activities that involve financial services for regulated emissions units and the financial markets that trade them. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clean Energy Regulator on 1 June 2012.

Go to The Clean Energy Regulator website

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is responsible for the prosecution of offences against Commonwealth law including all Acts administered by ASIC. Our relationship is governed by the Memorandum of Understanding with the DPP entered into on 1 March 2006.

Go to the DPP's website

Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

The FRC is a statutory body established under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and is responsible for providing broad oversight of the process for setting accounting standards in Australia and giving the Minister reports and advice on that process. The FRC and ASIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 30 June 2004.

Go to the FRC's website

Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC)

PHIAC is an independent statutory authority which regulates the private health insurance industry in Australia. PHIAC and ASIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 October 2011.

Go to PHIAC's website

Members of the Council of Financial Regulators

The Council of Financial Regulators, of which ASIC is a member, has discussed developments in the Australian and international financial systems on a regular basis. In an effort to strengthen these relationships further and to improve public understanding of the responsibilities of each of the agencies, the Council members have agreed on a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dealing specifically with crisis management arrangements. The MOU reflects the strong commitment of Australia’s regulatory agencies to the open exchange of information and to a co-ordinated response to threats to the stability of Australia’s financial system.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

The RBA is responsible for monetary policy and the stability of the financial system. ASIC and the RBA signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 20 March 2002.

Go to the RBA's website

Standard Business Reporting (SBR)

Standard Business Reporting offers business a quicker and easier way to lodge information with ASIC and 11 other Commonwealth and State government agencies, starting from 1 July 2010. ASIC signed the Standard Business Reporting MOU on 24 June 2010.

Consumer agencies and organisations

For links to government departments, agencies and consumer organisations go to the ACCC consumer and business directory or the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs' website.

Business organisations

For links to other government and business organisations go to the business.gov.au website.

International activities

We also work closely with other law enforcement agencies and organisations in Australia and overseas.

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Last updated: 23/03/2016 03:05