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Senator the Hon Jane Hume to address key financial planning industry issues in live online FPA event

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is pleased to announce that Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, will join FPA members in a live webinar on 7 May.

Hosted by FPA CEO Dante De Gori CFP® , this online event is exclusive to FPA members who will join a timely discussion of the current issues in financial planning, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government’s response to the Financial Services Royal Commission and the future of the financial planning profession.

The Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology was instrumental in addressing the need to balance increased education standards for financial planners with the maintenance of accessible, quality and affordable advice. This resulted in bipartisan support for an extension to the FASEA education requirements earlier this year.

Dante De Gori, FPA CEO, said he is grateful for the Senator’s time and looks forward to an insightful discussion of the key issues impacting the financial planning community.

“Our industry is on the cusp of a great growth trajectory towards professionalism. That journey has already begun, and the good work that financial planners are doing in the community for those impacted by COVID-19 does not go unnoticed,” Mr De Gori said.

“In these challenging days it is critical that Australians are able to access quality financial advice. COVID-19 has arrived at a time when the industry was busy responding to the Financial Services Royal Commission and working though new education requirements. The health pandemic has put things into perspective and right now it is essential that financial planners are able to provide advice to those who need it. That should be the number one priority,” he said.

“As we continue to help those in need during this crisis, we must also be conscious of the future direction of the financial planning profession in the context of the Royal Commission reforms and FASEA education requirements. I look forward to discussing these and many more critical issues with Senator Hume on 7 May.”

FPA members can join the conversation by attending the live webinar at 12pm AEST on Thursday 7 May. Attendees can submit a question or raise topics they would like to hear discussed during this session when they register.

This live interactive conversation marks the first of many new online events to be launched by FPA to help members stay connected and up to date with the latest legislative and regulatory developments.  This includes  FPA Together, a new series of live events during May which are designed to help FPA members stay connected with their local FPA community as they hear first-hand from FPA CEO, Dante De Gori CFP® and FPA Chair, Marisa Broome CFP® about how FPA members are responding and adapting to the COVID-19 situation, the latest information on policy and regulatory developments and resources and relief available to FPA members.