Terms of Reference

On 20 October 2021, Senator Urquhart, at the request of Senator Pratt and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3—That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 December 2021:

Sterling Income Trust, with particular reference to:

  1. the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s oversight of the Sterling Income Trust;
  2. the need for legislative and regulatory reform to prevent such losses in the future;
  3. access to justice and redress for victims of the Sterling Income Trust Collapse;
  4. the novelty of the products of the Sterling Income Trust;
  5. why the scheme collapsed and where the money went; and
  6. any related matters.

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