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Insurance sector reform under the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
Insight 30 Nov 2020

After several months of delay due to COVID-19, the Bill implements a large number of the Hayne Royal Commission recommendations, and in particular picks up several of the recommendations that are aimed at reforming the insurance sector. ...

Government introduces the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
Insight 13 Nov 2020

The government yesterday introduced into Parliament the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020 to implement a large number of the Hayne Royal Commission recommendations. Many provisions have a start date of 1 January 2021, and some don't have a transition period. ...

ASIC's Corporate Plan 2020-2024
Insight 01 Sep 2020

ASIC's Corporate Plan sets out its strategic priorities and actions for the next four years, especially its approach to its supervisory, surveillance and enforcement functions, and how each of those may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The future of financial services: collaborating for economic stability webinar
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Webinar: The future of financial services Discussion and Q&A with Anna Bligh AC, CEO of the Australian Banking Association, for a targeted look at the banking sector's priorities in a post-COVID world. ...

What this means for governance and directors’ duties
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Looking forward: 2020 and beyond As we look forward at what's to come, the Royal Commission's lessons on governance and director duties continue to resonate in Australian boardrooms across a range of industries. Here are a few key points: ...

What this means for risk, compliance & personal accountability
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The BEAR It comes as no surprise that one of the key ways in which the Final Report recommends the need for greater personal accountability be addressed is by the expansion of the BEAR. Specifically, the Commissioner has recommended that: ...

What this means for class action risks in financial services
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Filings: what have we seen and what's to come? Before the publication of the Final Report, the matters raised during the Royal Commission resulted in either the commencement or investigation of class actions in relation to: Superannuation ...

What this means for new regulatory enforcement landscape
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Preparing your business to respond Although dealing with regulators will never be an exact science, there are steps you can take now to navigate this new regulatory enforcement landscape. We have been assisting clients with: preparing a ...

What this means for remuneration
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Executive remuneration Last year, the Commission's examination of misconduct and senior executive remuneration contributed to a reporting season hit by public showings of shareholder dissatisfaction, with many of Australia's largest ...

What this means for culture
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Are there implications over a year on? Yes. The broader lessons on culture are becoming clearer, and we have seen an increasing trend towards its regulatory supervision, particularly with APRA regulated entities. In February 2019, the 4th ...

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