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Corporations Amendment Regulations 2009 - Draft Regulations and Explanatory Material


Friday, 21 August 2009

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The Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law, the Hon Chris Bowen MP has released for public comment draft Regulations and explanatory material for the Corporations Amendment Regulations 2009 in relation to margin loans, trustee corporations and debentures.

The draft Regulations relate to the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009 which was introduced into Parliament on 25 June 2008 and is being debated in the Spring sittings 2009. The regulations give effect to the matters dealt with in the Modernisation Bill on:

  • the national regulation of margin loans;
  • the national regulation of trustee companies;
  • enhancements to the regulation of debentures.

The regulations are available for public comment for a four week period.

Making a submission

Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft Regulations and associated explanatory material. While submissions may be lodged electronically, by post or by facsimile, electronic lodgment is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence.  Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose.  Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.  A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth) for a submission marked 'confidential' to be made available will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 18 September 2009 - please note that no late submissions will be considered

Address written submissions to:
Modernisation Bill Regulation
C/- Corporations and Financial Services Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Email:  Comments can be provided by email to one of the following email addresses as appropriate:

For inquiries, please call Tracey Donohoe on (02) 6263 3971 and your call will be redirected depending on the subject of your query.

Documents Available:

Acrobat (PDF) documents

 Acrobat (PDF)

Draft Explanatory Statement (Debentures)  19.30kb
Draft Explanatory Statement (Margin Lending)  38.75kb
Draft Explanatory Statement (Trustee Companies)  29.55kb
Exposure Draft (Debentures)  62.99kb
Exposure Draft (Margin Lending)  44.56kb
Exposure Draft (Trustee Companies)  47.90kb

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Submissions: Corporations Amendment Regulations 2009 - Draft Regulations and Explanatory Material - 24/09/2009

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The opinions expressed in the submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government or the Treasury.

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