Media releases

2009

Minister Welcomes Roundtable Report On Ratings Users and Accepts Regulator Update on Licensing

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has released a report on ratings user reforms, compiled by Treasury and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASI

Equity Derivatives in the Australian Market

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today released an industry issues paper,

Appointments and Reappointments To The Financial Reporting Council

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, today announced the appointment of four new members and the reappointment of six existing members to the Financial Reporting Co

Appointments and Reappointments to the Companies, Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, today announced the reappointment of the Chairman and appointment of a new Deputy Chairman to the Companies, Auditors and Liquida

Appointments and Reappointments to the Companies, Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, today announced the reappointment of the Chairman and appointment of a new Deputy Chairman to the Companies, Auditors and Liquida

Expert Panel and Terms of Reference for Review into the Governance, Efficiency and Structure and Operation of Australia’s Superannuation System

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today announced the details of the Review into the governance, efficiency, structure and operation of Australia’s super

Immediate Action on Unscrupulous Off-Market Share Offers

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today announced regulatory changes to increase the disclosure requirements for off-market share offers where payment is to

Minister Releases Options Paper On Unsolicited Off-Market Share Offers

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today released for public consultation a range of reform options to significantly reshape the regulation of undervalued, of

Minister Launches Australian Network of the United Nations Global Compact

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today launched the Australian Network of the United Nations Global Compact, which commits business participants to a framew

Minister Presents Corporate Responsibility Index Awards

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has tonight presented the Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI) Awards at the 10th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainabl

Minister Welcomes Survey on Australia's Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today welcomed the release of the Survey of OTC Derivatives Markets in Australia which concludes that market risk

Watching Out for Superannuation Scams

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has warned Australian workers to exercise extra care in protecting their superannuation account statements and personal details

New Disputes Schemes Guidelines a Boost for Consumers

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has welcomed the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's (ASIC) release of revised guidance on dispute resolution sch

Further Enhancing the Capabilities of Australia's Corporate Regulator

The Australian Government will provide a significant funding increase to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in this year's Budget of $81.9 million over four years.

Improving Equity in Retirement

Tonight the Australian Government announces it will introduce superannuation reforms to ensure that the cost of pension reform is sustainable and address the Australia's Future Tax System Review

Assistance for Self Funded Retirees

The Australian Government recognises the impact of the global recession on the incomes of self-funded retirees and is providing extra assistance in the 2009-10 Budget.

Release of The Australia's Future Tax System Report into Retirement Incomes

The Government is pleased to launch today the Australia's Future Tax System (AFTS) Report on the retirement income system prepared by the AFTS Review Panel.

$2 Million Towards Burnie's West Park Sports Facility

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, and Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, today announced that the Rudd Labor Government would offer $2

Details of Major Overhaul of Margin Lending Announced

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today released the Rudd Government's new national laws to regulate margin lending under a single, standard, national regime

Safe and Consistent Regulation of Debentures

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, has today released the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009 that delivers