On 11 May the Government released its response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ report on the 2015-2016 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act.

The Government has noted the single recommendation of the Joint Committee. The recommendation is to the effect that ASIC investigate the feasibility of establishing a searchable public register containing information on the applications or waivers for relief currently in effect as well as indicative information for consumers regarding how they might be affected.