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Information on superannuation reforms like Stronger Super and Super Choice are no longer updated.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

Due to the expert review of RG 97 that is currently underway, ASIC has decided to preserve the status quo at law by extending the time periods for compliance with certain aspects of ASIC Class Order [CO 14/1252] in relation to periodic statements and superannuation PDSs by one year. Accordingly ASIC has modified [CO 14/1252]. 

The modifications were made after ASIC received a request from representative industry bodies in the superannuation and managed investments industry. The modifications address concerns about industry incurring costs to prepare to implement new disclosure requirements while the outcome of expert review is unknown.

The modifications to [CO 14/1252] were made on 21 December 2017 and can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation.

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.

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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