The Financial Services Commission's decision to release both its annual report - coincidentally three months late - and proposals to significantly increase the fees it charges licensees while the Rock’s financial community was focused less on business and more on Christmas cheer seems set to backfire.

On 22nd December 2015 the draft Bill to amend the Marriage Act was published as a Command Paper for public consultation. This is the start of the consultation in the legislative process; the stage before the proposal becomes a Bill for consideration and debate in Parliament.