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Joe Hockey

The Minister for Financial Services and Regulation

21 October 1998 - 26 November 2001

Media Release of 09/08/2001

NO. FSR/060


The Minister for Financial Services & Regulation, Joe Hockey, today announced the issue of the first tranche of draft regulations under the Financial Services Reform Bill 2001.

The draft regulations deal with matters relating to financial markets, clearing and settlement facilities, compensation arrangements (including the National Guarantee Fund) and transfer of title to shares. Additionally amendments are made to the Corporations (Fees) Regulations and the ASIC Regulations.

The regulations are available on The Treasury website at

Comments are sought on the regulations by 22 August 2001. They may be sent to:

Ms Ruth Smith
Specialist Adviser
Financial Markets Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Facsimile: (02) 6263 2882 Email:

Further draft regulations relating to financial services licensees and product disclosure will be released in the coming weeks.

9 August 2001

Matthew Abbott, Minister's office, 6277 7230 or 0413 076 213