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Bill Shorten

Minister for Financial Services & Superannuation

14 September 2010 - 1 July 2013

2012 Media Releases

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

093 22/12/2012 Roadmap to a Sustainable Future For Finance Companies
092 21/12/2012 Government confirms legislative timetable for Element 3 of the Investment Manager Regime
091 19/12/2012 Government reforms improve understanding of SMSFs
090 30/11/2012 Fairer, more efficient and safer markets for retail investors
089 29/11/2012 Big win for consumers as MySuper laws pass Parliament
088 29/11/2012 Final tranche of MySuper legislation introduced
087 29/11/2012 Government crackdown on illegal early release superannuation schemes
086 28/11/2012 Fair Work Act Amendment Bill passes the Parliament
085 28/11/2012 Less red tape for insurers, better disclosure for consumers
084 28/11/2012 Increased access to financial advice
083 28/11/2012 Consumers and 18,000 financial planners and advisers benefit from Government reforms
082 23/11/2012 National Injury Insurance Scheme design progresses
081 22/11/2012 Super news for 483,400 Australian residents born in New Zealand
080 22/11/2012 Millions of Australians to benefit from cheaper, better superannuation
079 22/11/2012 Another affordable super product launched in anticipation of MySuper reforms
078 20/11/2012 Investors to benefit from new rules on high frequency trading and dark pools
077 19/11/2012 National flood risk portal online
076 10/11/2012 A win for water market participants as Government makes water regulation crystal clear
075 09/11/2012 Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Annual Report released
074 02/11/2012 Improving Gender Balance On Superannuation Boards
073 31/10/2012 Fair Work Act Amendment Bill 2012 Passes the House
072 30/10/2012 Improving the selection of default super funds in modern awards
071 29/10/2012 Amount of Lost and Unclaimed Super Falls for the First Time
070 22/10/2012 Establishment of a Superannuation Consumer Centre
069 22/10/2012 Government Reforms Boost Super Savings and Lower Industry Costs
068 19/10/2012 Australian Government Actuary Report Investigation into Strata Title Insurance Price Rises in North Queensland
067 12/10/2012 A Super Milestone for Small Business
066 12/10/2012 Productivity Commission Recommends Expert Panel Decide on Suitable Default Super Funds
065 11/10/2012 Trans-Tasman Super Portability a Step Closer
064 08/10/2012 Fair Work Act Review Consultation with Small Business
063 01/10/2012 Appointment of First Female Chair to the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC)
062 21/09/2012 Government welcomes increasing flood insurance coverage
061 18/09/2012 Government releases draft legislation for trans-Tasman retirement savings
060 15/09/2012 Liberals confirm tax hike for 3.6 million workers
059 12/09/2012 Government releases paper on APRA's resolution powers
058 07/09/2012 Super roundtable agrees to promote small business clearing house
057 04/09/2012 Business embracing Government's MySuper reforms
056 02/09/2012 Do a Money Health Check in MoneySmart Week
055 31/08/2012 Australia to Host International Symposium on an Integrated Financial Market for the Asia Pacific
054 23/08/2012 Tax reform boosts financial services outlook
053 22/08/2012 Government's MySuper Bill Passed by House of Representatives
052 22/08/2012 Government Supports Evidence Based and Expert Led Process for Default Funds
051 20/08/2012 Payday borrowers better protected as bill passes Parliament
050 17/08/2012 Refund of Excess Contributions Tax Enacted
049 15/08/2012 Coalition Say No to Tougher Super Governance
048 14/08/2012 Andrew Robb's 41,000 Shades of Grey
047 10/08/2012 Draft regulations for key facts sheets for home building and home contents insurance policies released
046 03/08/2012 Release of Exposure Draft Legislation for Taxation Relief for Mergers of Superannuation Funds
045 20/07/2012 Application of FOFA to the Timeshare Industry
044 13/07/2012 Penalties for Promoters of Illegal Early release Superannuation Schemes
043 04/07/2012 Found: $2.8 Billion in Lost Super
042 02/07/2012 Ansett Workers Finally Paid Their Super
041 01/07/2012 Superannuation Boost for 3.6 Million Australians
040 28/06/2012 Government Improves Transparency of Flood and Strata Title Insurance
039 28/06/2012 Minimum wage increase to benefit 1.3 million Australians
038 26/06/2012 New Consumer Credit Protections Pass the House of Representatives
037 25/06/2012 Government's Advisory Group supports next steps in development of a National Injury Insurance Scheme
036 23/06/2012 New form of licence expands access to financial advice
035 21/06/2012 Introduction of Investment Manager Regime Legislation to the Parliament
034 20/06/2012 Government’s financial advice reforms pass the parliament
033 19/06/2012 Safety First Following Victorian Quake
032 19/06/2012 A Win for Small Business as Super Becomes Easier
031 18/06/2012 Reforms to Super helping Australians make the most of their super
030 18/06/2012 Standard Definition of Flood Regulations Finalised
029 07/06/2012 Safety First During Floods
028 04/06/2012 Superstream Advisory Council - Call for Nominees
027 25/05/2012 Skilled visa reform targets investors and entrepreneurs
026 23/05/2012 Superfund Directors Under Greater Scrutiny Thanks to Government Bill
025 18/05/2012 Government releases paper on tax relief for superfund mergers
024 08/05/2012 2012-13 Budget – superannuation reforms
023 08/05/2012 Resourcing ASIC to continue strong market supervision
022 08/05/2012 Government Releases Independent Report Into Compensation Arrangements For Retail Clients
021 27/04/2012 Superfund Executive Pay and Investments to be Disclosed
020 24/04/2012 Tax relief for superfund mergers helps to lower fees
019 24/04/2012 Government seeks community views to make payday lending fairer for consumers
018 23/03/2012 Serious Questions for the Liberals about Superannuation
017 22/03/2012 Australians to Benefit from Better Quality Financial Advice
016 22/03/2012 Liberals Warming up for Back Flip on Superannuation
015 21/03/2012 A Step Closer to Clear Flood Insurance
014 20/03/2012 Real Benefits for Real Australians from the Mining Tax
013 15/03/2012 Smoother Transition for Financial Advice Reforms
012 07/03/2012 Government Releases Second Exposure Draft of Investment Manager Regime Legislation for Public Consultation
011 02/03/2012 Shorten calls for Safety during Floods
010 01/03/2012 New Super Measure to Make System Fairer and Simpler
009 01/03/2012 Shorten Urges Consumers and Insurers to be Prepared in Face of Floods
008 29/02/2012 Australians to Know What’s In and What’s Out In Their Insurance Policies
007 23/02/2012 Superannuation Roundtable Meets For the First Time
006 22/02/2012 Research Shows Government Super Reforms Boost Efficiency and Reduce Red Tape
005 16/02/2012 Employment Figures Show More Australians in Work Than Ever Before, Despite Global Conditions
004 08/02/2012 Over $54 Million in Compensation Payments to Trio Victims Commence
003 29/01/2012 Superannuation Roundtable
002 20/01/2012 Productivity Commission Inquiry Into Default Superannuation Funds In Modern Awards
001 13/01/2012 Australia Rates in Top Three in the World on Economic Freedom