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Australian Government releases licensing relief options for foreign financial services providers

Risky business – does a promise to advance Defence Costs preclude insurers from relying on non-disclosure until final determination?

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia recently considered the relationship between the Advancement of Defence Costs extension and the available remedies for insurers arising out...

15 August 2018

Are your rights enforceable? From 1 July 2018 onwards you will need to check this carefully…

This article was written by Tim Klineberg and Carone Huang.The new ipso facto reform will commence on and from this Sunday, 1 July 2018. Rights in contracts, agreements...

25 June 2018

Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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How to combat modern slavery and reduce your regulatory exposure

Amidst a growing global regulatory recognition that more needs to be done to combat modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, you should be aware of existing Australian...

01 August 2017
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Australian Federal Budget 2017-18: Personal tax

Analysis of the 2017-18 Australian Federal Budget's changes to personal tax including several significant measures relating to residential real estate.

09 May 2017
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Australian Federal Budget 2017-18: Impact on banks

Analysis of the 2017-18 Australian Federal Budget's reforms including the major bank levy, the open banking regime, increasing financial system competition and more.

09 May 2017
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Transforming data use and accessibility: Productivity Commission urges Australia to participate in 'global phenomenon'

The proposed reforms are geared to improving transparency and accountability for release of data across different sectors.

08 May 2017
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Major Banks Second Report – Here we go again

The House Of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics released its Major Banks Second Report's recommendations - what they mean and our predictions.

04 May 2017
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FoFA Reforms: ASIC’s First Scalp

ASIC has claimed its first scalp for breaches of the “best interests” and “appropriate advice” obligations incorporated into the Freedom of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

12 April 2017
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Putting Australia on the blockchain map - Standards Australia releases Roadmap for Blockchain Standards

Yesterday, Standards Australia released its Roadmap for Blockchain Standards; marking its role at the forefront of international standards and setting the blueprint for Australia's leadership.

03 March 2017
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CRS gaining momentum: Singapore and Australia to exchange information on residents’ financial accounts to combat tax evasion

Singapore signs its first Competent Authority Agreement under the OECD Common Reporting Standard, with Australia.

09 September 2016

Outlook - What's next for class actions in Australia?

On the radar in Australian class actions: hearings, significant appeals, judgments and settlements, proposed actions and a potential regime change.

26 August 2016
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