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Competition news
Insight 27 Jun 2018

In Touch looks at what's been happening in Competition this month and what it means for your business ...

A new era for Victoria's environmental protection
Insight 26 Jun 2018

The Environment Protection Amendment Bill is the first major overhaul of Victorias environmental law in almost 50 years introducing a general environmental duty requiring all Victorian businesses, industry and community members to prevent environmental harm. ...

Update on the Royal Commission
Insight 22 Jun 2018

A lot has happened since our most recent update The Royal Commission has published the submissions received from ASIC and industry participants on policy questions posed by Counsel Assisting at the end of the financial advice hearings And the small business lending hearings have been held ...

Corporate law developments
Insight 15 Jun 2018

Welcome to our monthly snapshot of regulatory updates and other developments in corporate law We know you are busy so our focus is on capturing key issues ...

ASIC overhauls AFS licensing relief for foreign financial service providers
Insight 05 Jun 2018

ASIC has released its consultation paper on licensing relief for foreign financial services providers proposing a new licensing regime that will be broadly in line with that applied to other AFS licensees, but with relief from some provisions of the Australian Corporations Act and the imposition of ...

Competition news
Insight 30 May 2018

In Touch looks at what's been happening in Competition this month and what it means for your business ...

Federal Court imposes highest penalty to date
Insight 22 May 2018

The Full Federal Court has allowed the ACCCs appeal and imposed penalties of 46 million for cartel conduct on Japanese wire harness manufacturer Yazaki Corporation The penalty was increased to 46 million from 95 million on appeal and is the highest-ever penalty under the Competition and Consumer Act ...

Breach reporting by AFS licensees
Insight 15 May 2018

In the hurly burly of the Royal Commissions recent hearings concerning financial advice you may have missed some very important information about breach reporting by AFS licensees contained in the witness statement prepared by Mr Peter Kell Deputy Chair of ASIC ...

APRA proposes cross-industry framework for management of information security
Insight 03 May 2018

APRA has released for consultation its first prudential standard of information security Prudential Standard CPS 234 Information Security CPS 234 - a key response to the growing threat of cyber attacks ...

ASIC's sanctions and powers to be strengthened
Insight 23 Apr 2018

The Federal Government has announced that it proposes to strengthen ASICs powers and to increase the severity of penalties civil and criminal that can be imposed on individuals and corporations in line with the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforces recommendations Partner Rachel Nicolson and Senior ...

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