The Government is committed to ensuring that Australians have access to high quality, affordable and accessible financial advice. Consistent with recommendations 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6 of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Royal Commission), the Government has released for feedback and stakeholder views draft Terms of Reference for the ‘Advice Review’.
The Advice Review will consider whether measures that have been implemented by government, regulators and financial services entities have improved the quality of financial advice, whether further reforms or other changes are needed, and whether any measures or obligations are redundant or can be streamlined. The review will also consider how to ensure the regulatory settings support Australians getting access to affordable financial advice.
Submissions should focus on the draft Terms of Reference. There will be opportunities to comment on substantive policy issues once the review is underway.