With continued public scrutiny and increased pressure on the financial advice industry, the Senate yesterday passed a motion disallowing the latest Future of Financial Advice Regulations (Streamlining Regulations). As a result, the original Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms as enacted by the former Labor Government came into effect immediately.

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ASIC has reminded AFS licensees of their obligation to report significant breaches to ASIC promptly and of the need to ensure that internal risk management systems are sufficiently robust to identify, assess and escalate breaches and report significant breaches to the regulator.

In an open letter to the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia, and a