InFocus June 2019 - Volume 28 Issue 5

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Fee Indexation

As of 1 July 2019, some ASIC fees will vary based on an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

For a list of our current fees, visit Fees for commonly lodged documents.

For more information about fee indexation, visit our website.

ASIC Digital Services Access Terms and Conditions 

We’re introducing terms and conditions for software developers to set expectations on how they use our online services and should interact with their customers.

Under these new terms and conditions, software developers will be known as Digital Service Providers (DSP).

DSPs will need to be aware of the ASIC Digital Services Access Terms and Conditions (T&Cs). New applicants will need to read the T&Cs as part of becoming a DSP. 

A consultation period has been held with DSPs. The T&Cs are currently being finalised and will be introduced in June 2019. 

Journalist search exemption - coming soon

From 1 July 2019, journalists will be exempt from paying certain registry search fees. 

Journalists may qualify for an exemption where they seek access to information for their professional work. 

More details on how to apply and what products are available will be published on our website shortly. 

For more information about the legislative changes, visit the Treasury website.

How to provide feedback 

Your feedback is valuable to us!

If you’d like to give feedback, you can:

  • Respond to our customer survey. A link to the survey is provided in every email response you receive from us when you submit an enquiry.
  • Answer the ‘was this page useful?’ question when you see it at the end of our webpages.
  • Email feedback@asic.gov.au to provide comments and suggestions or thank a person or team that has provided you with great service.

ASIC’s Small Business resources website updated

ASIC has revised and refreshed its online Small Business Resources. We have made it easier to navigate our website to better help you understand the legal requirements for running or starting a small business.

Small businesses deal with ASIC when they:

  1. register a company or business name
  2. renew the registration of a company or business name
  3. deregister a company or cancel a business name
  4. report misconduct by a financial product or service provider
  5. verify information about other businesses by checking our registers

The revision also includes webpages about:

  1. Illegal phoenix activity
  2. Indigenous corporations

Links we like - scam edition

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) targeting scams report

This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community.

It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers.

Visit the ACCC's website to find out more. 

MoneySmart ‘What to do if you’ve been scammed’ web page

Think you have been scammed? It can be a confusing time, but it's important to act fast to help stop the scammers and get help if you need it. Our MoneySmart website has some steps you can take if you suspect a scam.

Visit our MoneySmart web page to find out more.

ASIC ‘Scams targeting ASIC customers’ web page

We have recently update our web page with information about scams. The page provides information including:

  • Warning signs the email is not from ASIC,
  • how to protect yourself from email scams, and
  • how to notify ASIC of a potential scam.

Visit our web page to find out more

Upcoming events

Start Me, Grow Me: Free Small Business Forum

19 June 2019 - 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Vic

This forum is designed to help start-ups and small businesses. It is a one-stop shop to find out about the resources, grants, programs, government and other agencies that can help you to start and grow your business.

You will hear 10 one-minute pitches by government agencies, learn from a small business owner, network, ask questions and be inspired.

Agencies taking part include AusIndustry, ASIC, ATO, CAV, ICN, INNOVIC, Small Business Victoria, WorkSafe and more.

Seating is limited so get in early and book here.

Small Biz Matters – The Radio Show

18 June 2019 - 9am to 9:30am

TripleH 100.1FM

Small Biz Matters is a half hour radio program where local government representatives are interviewed. This week, Warren Day , Executive Director - Assessment & Intelligence at ASIC, will be featured to discuss how ASIC works to support the small business community.

Visit the Small Biz Matters website to find out more.

Last updated: 05/06/2019 04:16