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FPA roadshow numbers higher than last year

The FPA has had a strong start to its national roadshow, with registrations well ahead of last year.

In a statement, the FPA said more than 2,100 planners have registered for the roadshow, which kicked off in late April and finishes in July.

The roadshows began in Frankston, Victoria, and have since made their way through regional Victoria, NSW and Northern Queensland, the statement said.

The roadshow will also visit planners in the nation's capital cities.

FPA chief executive Dante De Gori said the 2016 federal budget is a major topic of discussion, particularly in regards to superannuation reforms.

"This year's roadshows are playing a vital role in providing planners with the information and guidance they need to adequately support their clients in adapting to forthcoming reforms to superannuation," Mr De Gori said.

"Many Australians will need to review their goals and objectives when it comes to super, and we are here to help planners provide the best possible advice when it comes to making those changes."


Mr De Gori said legislative changes to educational and professional standards have also been a major talking point.

"Our members have responded positively to the more flexible timelines afforded to existing advisers to meet new standards and the decision that they can continue practising without a bachelor's degree," he said.

"They now eagerly await details to be developed by the education body and the FPA will support them throughout this process."