The federal opposition’s third attempt at blocking the government’s FOFA amendments has been successful, following this morning’s announcement of a policy backflip from Senators Jacqui Lambie and Ricky Muir.
The vote effectively means that the lobbying efforts of the financial services associations and Coalition have not been successful and Labor's original FOFA laws will stand. Meanwhile, Coalition Senator Eric Abetz said the disallowance motion will have a “devastating effect” on financial advisers, arguing the industry should have been given more notice.“You would think common decency and common sense would require that this industry would be given more than 12 or 24 hours’ notice of a disallowance,” Mr Abetz said.Senator Abetz described the change in policy positions by Senators Lambie and Muir as a “stunt…to ensure that the government’s program is derailed”.
The prudential regulator has released its latest corporate plan.
The bid was originally put forward in June.
ASIC has issued a permanent ban to the former financial adviser.
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