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ASIC: Application For Relief – Insurance Council Of Australia

Date 14/01/2021

As a result of regulatory relief given to Australia Post by the Government, ASIC has issued a no-action position in relation to breaches of sections 941D and 1012G of the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act), and regulation 7.9.15C(5)(b)(i) of the Corporations Regulations 2001 (Corporations Regulations):


  • section 941D of the Corporations Act – the requirement to provide a Financial Services Guide within five business days of advice being provided in time-critical circumstances
  • section 1012G of the Corporations Act – the requirement to provide a Product Disclosure Statement within five business days of a product being issued in time-critical circumstances
  • regulation 7.9.15C(5)(b)(i) of the Corporations Regulations – the requirement to provide a document containing dollar disclosure within five business days of a general insurance product being issued.

This no-action position applies in certain circumstances and subject to the conditions outlined in ASIC’s letter to the Insurance Council of Australia. This no-action position will cease when the regulatory relief given to Australia Post expires.

Read the full letter (PDF 134 KB)