Markets Group promotes well-functioning markets that contribute to consumer and investor confidence. Well-functioning markets are central to the sustainable growth of the Australian economy and the wellbeing of the Australian community. The work of Markets Group embraces policy processes and reforms that promote a stable, efficient and competitive financial system, sound corporate practices and conduct, and safeguards the public interest in consumer protection and the national interest in foreign investment. Markets Group has strong relationships with business and consumer advocacy groups and maintains close working relations with the relevant regulatory agencies. The group comprises the Foreign Investment Division, Financial System Division, Financial Services Reform Taskforce, the Consumer and Corporations Policy Division, Australian Government Actuary and the Takeovers Panel.