G4-IRD central clearing mandate

Request for feedback and comments

This paper seeks stakeholder views on a proposed phased central clearing mandate with respect to interest rate derivatives denominated in G4 currencies, as part of ongoing implementation of the Australian Government’s G20 commitments in relation to over the counter derivatives.

Treasury has published a consultation website that will allow you to post comments for each section of the paper. These comments will be added to the website and made publicly available immediately. Treasury will moderate the comments after they are submitted on the website. Please refer to the moderation policy on the website for more information. The consultation website is available at https://financialmarkets.tspace.gov.au.

The Paper is also available for you to download from the Treasury website (www.treasury.gov.au) and you can still provide your submission via the Treasury website online form or by post.

Submissions should include the name of your organisation (or your name if the submission is made as an individual) and contact details for the submission, including an email address and contact telephone number where available.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is strongly preferred. For accessibility reasons, please email responses in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website, unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. Any future request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth) for a submission marked ‘confidential’ to be made available will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Closing date for submissions: 10 April 2014.