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Short Selling Disclosure Regulations


Friday, 2 October 2009

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In December 2008, the Government passed the Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Act 2008. This Act established a framework for the disclosure of covered short sale transactions. Following consultation on policy issues in April 2009, the exposure draft specifies the detailed aspects of the disclosure requirements. To assist in the implementation of the regulations, Treasury is seeking input from stakeholders on a range of technical issues outlined in the commentary material.

Making a submission

Interested parties are invited to comment on the paper. While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement 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, 23 October 2009

Address written submissions to:
Markets Integrity Unit
Corporations and Financial Services Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Email:  shortsellingregs@treasury.gov.au

For enquiries, please call Stephen Powell on (02) 6263 3167

Documents Available:

Acrobat (PDF) documents

 Acrobat (PDF)

Exposure Draft - Draft Short Selling Regulations  201.27kb
Commentary - Draft Short Selling Regulations  24.42kb

Related Items:

Submissions: Short Selling Disclosure Regulations - 5/11/2009

Treasury has received five submissions in response to the Short Selling Disclosure Regulations. All of these are public submissions and are accessible by selecting the author.

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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