Category Archives: News

AFA roundtable with MP Jason Falinksi

AFA News 24 April 2020. On 23 April 2020, the AFA ran a Roundtable with Mr Jason Falinski MP, Federal Member for the Sydney northern beaches electorate of Mackellar. This Zoom roundtable included a number of practicing financial advisers from the electorate of Mackellar and some of the AFA team.  Whilst the coronavirus is preventing […]

FASEA Exam and Education Extensions Update

AFA News 23 April 2020. A number of members have asked for a status update on the extension to the FASEA exam deadline. The legislation to achieve the extension has passed in the House of Representatives, however it is yet to be debated in the Senate. The Government have assured us that the legislation will […]

Early Release goes live – COVID-19 Government Response

AFA News 23 April 2020. On the back of the important announcement by ASIC last week on relief measures related to the provision of financial advice during the coronavirus crisis, other recent developments have included: Access for super fund members to claim early release of superannuation benefits became available earlier this week. ASIC have set […]

ASIC takes action to promote delivery of financial advice during the coronavirus.

AFA News 14 April 2020. Today, ASIC has announced some initial relief measures related to the provision of financial advice, which we warmly welcome. These measures, which are focused on coronavirus related advice, include the following: The timeframe for providing an SoA, after the provision of time critical advice, has been extended from 5 business […]

A message from our CEO

AFA News 9 April 2020. It’s a disruptive and busy time for many and our hearts go out to all our AFA community, your families and clients who are being impacted by the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like you, we have been busier than ever, so I would like to update you on […]