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Media releases from AFA

AFA welcomes ASIC no-action position for FDS and opt-in obligations for Victoria

SYDNEY: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes yesterday’s Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announcement providing relief, via a no-action position for fee disclosure statement (FDS) and opt-in obligations, for advice businesses located solely, or substantially, in Victoria. The AFA is sharing a Member Alert sent to Victorian members today, explaining the current obligations and ASIC’s […]

AFA announces VISION Conference14-15 October 2020

SYDNEY: 24 August, 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is pleased to announce the AFA VISION Conference (the AFA Conference), which will run from 14-15 October, 2020. Keynote and panel sessions from the AFA Conference will be hosted on a main stage in a state-of-the-art television-style Sydney studio and broadcast live to delegates […]

AFA welcomes FASEA Extension

SYDNEY: 17 June 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) warmly welcomes the passing of The Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill (the Bill) today, to extend the deadlines for the FASEA exam and education standard. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said, “We thank all involved in passing the Bill, for recognising the […]

AFA calls on ALP to support FASEA Extension

SYDNEY: 12 May 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) calls on the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to support the passing of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill in the Senate this week, that will provide a one-year extension for financial advisers who are required to complete the FASEA exam by the end […]

AFA welcomes deferral of Royal Commission reforms

SYDNEY: 8 May 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, to defer the implementation of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 recommendations from the Banking Royal Commission. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin, said the announcement gives some certainty in the short term and is a welcome […]