The government says it's 16, Labor say it's six.
But what is clear is most of the 76 recommendations of the banking royal commission have not been implemented, a year on from the report being handed to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers says just as the coalition dragged its feet on starting the inquiry, so it has taken slow action on implementing the 76 recommendations.
"One year after receiving the final report, just six of 76 recommendations have been fully implemented," Dr Chalmers said.
He said families having issues with insurance claims from bushfires, hailstorms and other weather events this summer have been left without protection.
As well, there is no compensation scheme of last resort in place for distraught customers.
Unscrupulous financial advisers are still without a new disciplinary system and mortgage brokers have no legislated duty to act in the best interest of their customers.
Junk insurance can be hawked over the phone and car dealers are still able to claim commissions on dodgy add-on insurance products.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission lacks the enforcement powers it needs, Dr Chalmers argues.
Mr Frydenberg on Friday released draft laws to implement 22 recommendations, saying the government was committed to taking action on all 76 steps as well as further reform.
He said by mid-2020 more than 50 commitments will be implemented or have draft laws before parliament.
And by the end of the year all recommendations requiring legislation would have been introduced, he said.
"Since the final report was released, the government has implemented 16 commitments, has legislation before parliament to implement another eight and has substantially progressed a further 35," he said.
The draft laws released on Friday ban the hawking of superannuation and insurance products, and set up a compulsory scheme for checking references for prospective financial advisers.
As well, Australian financial services licensees will be required to investigate misconduct by financial advisers and appropriately remediate clients affected by the misconduct.
Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh said that while much progress had been made, there was still a long way to go.
"To make things right, banks have this year alone set aside $5.8 billion on refunding customers or related remediation costs," she said.
"Banks have a new code of practice which has real teeth, with independent monitoring and enforcement and will be strengthened even further this year."
Banks had also abolished sales targets to ensure the customer is put first, she said.
Consumer advocates say some solid work is being done in terms of the regulators enforcing the law and prosecuting misconduct.
And they have welcomed proposed laws to remove unfair contract terms from insurance, remove exemptions for funeral expenses policies and introduce a best interests duty for mortgage brokers
But there are still concerns about the government backflipping on banning harmful upfront and trail commissions in the mortgage broking industry, a shortage of funding for community lawyers to help victims and continuing scandals in the banks.
Karen Cox, from the Financial Rights Legal Centre, said cultural change remained crucial.
"Many firms are being more responsive to complaints and settling disputes, but we still hear from callers with appalling claims handling practices, poor communications, and unfair contract terms," she said.
"Culture may be difficult to change but the sector needs to take steps now to meet consumer expectations."
Australian Associated Press