Financial System Inquiry

October 2015

Parliament and politics: Refugee policy likely to test Turnbull’s political skills – Oct

Filed under: Australian Politics, Budget, Foreign Affairs, Financial System Inquiry, Tax,

Parliament is currently in the middle of a two-week recess and will resume sitting on Monday 9 November.

Consumer protection focus of Turnbull Government response to Murray Inquiry – October 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Banking, Finance, Financial Regulation, Financial System Inquiry,

The Turnbull Government has announced key consumer protection measures in its response to the Murray Financial Services Inquiry.

A study in contrasts: investing political capital in advancing policy – October 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Budget, Financial System Inquiry, Superannuation, Tax,

Allowances need to be made – always – for embellishment and licence in farewell addresses, but by any standards Joe Hockey’s effort this week was truly delusional.

February 2015

The Financial System Inquiry – Advice – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial Advice, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry has recommended major changes in the financial advice industry, including giving a stronger role to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The Financial System Inquiry – Superannuation – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry, Superannuation,

The report of the Financial System Inquiry has recommended sweeping changes to the superannuation system, which, it says, lacks competition.

The Financial System Inquiry – Banking – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Banking, Financial System Inquiry,

The Final Report of the Financial System Inquiry says Australian banks should increase their capital levels to a point that ensures they are in the top 25 per cent of banks internationally.

The Murray Financial System Inquiry – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry headed by former banker David Murray made 44 recommendations to the Government in its final report.

December 2014

The Financial System Inquiry – Regulators

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry has proposed a new mechanism to enable the Government to assess the performance of its financial regulators.

The Financial System Inquiry – Cards

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The adoption of recommendations from the financial system inquiry would see the abolition or capping of surcharges on most credit and debit cards.

The Financial System Inquiry – Advice

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry has recommended major changes in the financial advice industry, including giving a stronger role to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The Financial System Inquiry – Superannuation

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The report of the Financial System Inquiry has recommended sweeping changes to the superannuation system, which, it says, lacks competition.

The Financial System Inquiry – Guide to the Report

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry can be downloaded at: http://fsi.gov.au/

The Financial System Inquiry – Overview

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry headed by former banker David Murray has made 44 recommendations to the Government in its final report.

August 2014

Financial System Inquiry: Superannuation costs and borrowings under critical scrutiny

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry Interim Report observes that the Australian superannuation system is generally sound but flags its concerns about the high costs in the system.

Financial System Inquiry: Bank size and capital requirements under critical scrutiny

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The 400-page interim report of David Murray’s Financial System Inquiry (FSI) sets the stage for an intensive four months of further discussion.

June 2014

Financial System Inquiry: Interim Report date announced - 20 June 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial System Inquiry,

The Financial System Inquiry has announced that its Interim Report will be released on 15 July.

April 2014

FINANCIAL SYSTEM INQUIRY: Treasury focuses on bank guarantees and superannuation deficiencies

Filed under: Financial System Inquiry,

The Federal Treasury has told the inquiry into the financial system that the system is working well and there is no need for major change.