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Banking and finance

The Treasury promotes competitive, efficient markets that work for the good of consumers and investors, a secure financial system and sound corporate practices, and foreign investment consistent with Australia's national interests. This includes regulatory reforms to improve the resilience of the financial system, innovation and consumer outcomes and participation in regional and international forums, such as G20 summits.


  •  - ClosedExposure Draft

    The exposure draft of the Cheques Regulations 2017 remakes the Cheques Regulations 1987 (the Regulations), which is due to sunset on 1 April 2018. The exposure draft proposes design changes to the Regulations to remove redundant provisions that have no effect, use language more consistent with the Act, for example, referring to ‘registered bodies’ rather […]

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    A person who carries on a financial services business in Australia must hold an Australian financial services (AFS) licence, subject to certain exemptions, including where the person provides a financial service as a representative of an AFS licensee. Similarly, a person must not engage in a credit activity unless the person holds an Australian credit […]

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    AFCA fact sheet – DOCX 187KB Bill – EXTERNAL LINK On 9 May 2017, the Government announced that a new one stop shop to deal with financial system complaints would be established, in response to the Review of external dispute resolution and complaints arrangements in the financial system (the Ramsay Review). The Government has introduced […]

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