Superannuation regulator roles

12 days left to have your say
Consultation Type
Exposure Draft

Key Documents

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry made a number of recommendations around the roles and responsibilities of the superannuation industry regulators, including that ASIC become the primary superannuation conduct regulator.

The Government is today releasing exposure draft legislation for public comment which implements recommendations 3.8, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 of the Royal Commission.

  • Recommendation 3.8 and 6.3 will adjust APRA and ASIC’s roles in relation to superannuation to accord with the principles that APRA is the prudential regulator and ASIC the conduct and disclosure regulator.
  • Recommendation 6.4 will give ASIC joint responsibility for enforceable provisions in the SIS Act which have consumer protection as their touchstone.
    • In addition, the coverage of the Australian financial services licensing regime in superannuation will be extended. This will ensure ASIC has access to appropriate powers and enforcement tools, and can successfully perform its role as superannuation conduct regulator under the recommendations above.
  • Recommendation 6.5 ensures that APRA’s role is unchanged. APRA remains responsible for prudential and member outcomes regulation in superannuation. 


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 28 February 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation. You may make one submission across open consultations. In doing so, please make clear which measures your submission relates to. 

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How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Senior Adviser
Retirement Income Policy Division
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600


Phone: Tamara Lee +61 2 6263 2111