Report - Part 1

Scrutiny of Financial Advice

Part I – Land banking: a ticking time bomb

24 February 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-373-6

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Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 21KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 9KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 36KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 47KB)

Terms of reference
Inquiry into land banking
Background to inquiry
Scope and structure of report
Acknowledgements

Chapter 2 (PDF 192KB)

Land banking
Transparency
Disclosure
Timeframe for development approval and construction
Conclusion

Chapter 3 - Promotion of land banking schemes (PDF 186KB)

Property spruikers
Investment seminars and retail clients
Conclusion

Chapter 4 - Legitimacy by association (PDF 124KB)

Involvement of reputable third parties
Conclusion

Chapter 5 - Referrals and independent advice (PDF 43KB)

Commissions
One stop shop: 'independent' legal and financial advice
Conclusion

Chapter 6 - Recourse (PDF 76KB)

When land banking schemes do not deliver as promised
Making a complaint
Financial loss for investors
Loss of trust in the financial system and property development sector
Conclusion

Chapter 7 - Managed investment schemes and self-managed superannuation funds (PDF 74KB)

Managed investment schemes
Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) 
Conclusion

Chapter 8 - Reforms (PDF 187KB)

Investing in property and consumer protection
Developments in Australia's consumer law
Early intervention
Strengthening reforms
Financial literacy
Conclusion

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 2 - Additional Information (PDF 9KB)

Answers to questions on notice
Correspondence

Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 13KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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