About the regulatory index

The regulatory index is a subject matter index that will help you find ASIC regulatory documents and legislative instruments on whatever topic you want to know about.

The regulatory index has up to three levels of subject categorisation, depending on the complexity of the topic.

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What you can find using the regulatory index

The regulatory index contains links from topics to the following ASIC documents:

Media release and consultation paper links are sometimes included to provide regulatory context.

What you will not find using the regulatory index

The regulatory index does not link you to:

  • instruments of individual relief
    • For copies of instruments of individual relief published after 1 July 2001 refer to the ASIC Gazette. Many of these instruments are also referred to in our reports on Overview of decisions on relief applications.
  • legislation that ASIC administers, unless it provides regulatory context
  • regulatory documents by reference to relevant legislation.
    • The regulatory index does not contain a legislative index.

For a weekly tracker of recently released regulatory documents see New and updated regulatory documents.

How to use the regulatory index

The following tips will help you navigate the regulatory index:

  • The regulatory index categroises documents under an appropriate heading. As many of our documents cover multiple subjects you will find most documents listed under more than one heading.
  • The regulatory index can have up to 3 levels of headings under which you can find documents. You may need to choose a couple of headings before you reach the most relevant heading for your needs.
    • The regulatory index does not catalogue a document under a particular heading unless that document substantially relates to that heading. You cannot, for example, find every regulatory guide in which we have mentioned the word 'debenture' under the heading Debentures. This type of search facility is available in the ASIC Digest. Here's how to subscribe to the ASIC Digest
  • There are cross referenced links within the regulatory index. You may need to follow them to find all documents you are searching for. For example, if you look under Product disclosure statement under the Managed Investment Schemes heading, you will find documents directly relevant to product disclosure in the context of managed investment schemes. However, you would not find all the documents we have published on product disclosure unless you followed the cross reference link to other relevant headings.

 

The regulatory index is never finished

ASIC's regulatory remit is broad and fast moving.

The regulatory index is a topic-based pathway into ASIC regulatory guidance. 

It is designed to be flexible and adaptive, and changes regularly. 

 

Do you have feedback?

The regulatory index is a work in progress, and we would appreciate your feedback on how useful you find it and suggestions about how it could be improved. If you would like to contact us about the regulatory index, please email: feedback@asic.gov.au

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Last updated: 23/06/2021 11:12