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Emergency rules: consultation and consent not required

             (1)  ASIC may make a derivative transaction rule without consulting as required by section 901J, and without the consent of the Minister as required by section 901K, if ASIC is of the opinion that it is necessary, or in the public interest, to do so in order to protect:

                     (a)  the Australian economy; or

                     (b)  the efficiency, integrity and stability of the Australian financial system.

             (2)  However, if ASIC does so, ASIC must:

                     (a)  provide the Minister, on the following day, with a written explanation of the need for the rule; and

                     (b)  amend or revoke the rule in accordance with any written directions of the Minister.

             (3)  A direction under paragraph (2)(b) is not a legislative instrument.

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