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The Joint Associations Working Group (JAWG) is calling on the Government to move swiftly to fix legislation introduced into the Parliament so that it doesn’t make advice more unaffordable and less accessible for consumers.

Thank you to Financial Services Council members for your engagement and support through a successful year for the FSC as we continue to lead policy debates for members and represent you on key issues.

Welcome to Issue 76 of the FSC Policy Update. This article outlines legislative and regulatory developments in the superannuation, investments, financial advice, tax, technology and innovation sectors, plus more. Learn about what’s impacting the financial services industry below.

By Blake Briggs, CEO of the FSC Australians would collectively benefit from $16bn more in retirement savings and $22bn in additional retirement income by 2050 if the government removed barriers that prevent superannuation funds and fund managers from transferring consumers to innovative, new investment products.

New research released today by the Financial Services Council (FSC) shows that removing barriers for superannuation funds and fund managers to transition consumers to modern investment products would result in consumers retiring with cumulatively $16 billion more by 2050, lifting their collective retirement income by $22 billion during their retirement.

The Financial Services Council (FSC) is today pleased to launch the State of the Funds Management Industry Report prepared by KPMG, which lifts the lid on the regulatory and tax policy settings that are limiting Australia’s funds management industry becoming a major global financial services centre. 

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