Financial Services Royal Commission recommends single disciplinary body for financial advisers

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Consultation Type: Proposals Paper

Key Documents

Recommendation 2.10 of the Financial Services Royal Commission Final Report recommended the establishment of a single disciplinary body for financial advisers and the requirement that all financial advisers who provide personal financial advice to retail clients be registered.

The Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response—Better Advice) Bill 2021 delivers this Recommendation and was introduced into Parliament on 24 June 2021.

The Government has released a policy paper seeking feedback on two matters which will be included in regulations to support the single disciplinary body. That is:

  • the circumstances when ASIC must convene the single disciplinary body to determine a disciplinary matter; and
  • the types of administrative sanctions made against a financial adviser that must be included on the Financial Advisers’ Register.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the proposals by 20 August 2021. Stakeholder feedback will inform the development of exposure draft Regulations which will be released later this year for public consultation.

It is intended that Regulations will come into force on 1 January 2022, subject to passage of the Bill.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 20 August 2021. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

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.

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Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Advice Unit
Retirement, Advice and Investment Division
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600


Phone: Anna Schneider Rumble +61 2 6263 3852