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A new rights-based approach: the Aged Care Royal Commission delivers its blueprint for radical reform
Insight 05 Mar 2021

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety issued its Final Report, which recommends significant change through the creation of a new aged care system aimed at placing people at the centre of aged care. The recommendations are wide ranging. ...

Contract law update
Insight 03 Mar 2021

In this year's Contract Law Update we will look at the most significant recent judgment of Australian appellate courts and the most relevant cases. ...

ASIC immunity to whistleblowers
Insight 26 Feb 2021

ASIC's immunity policy provides immunity from the 'market misconduct' provisions (including insider trading, false and misleading conduct and dishonest conduct) to the first person who reports the misconduct to ASIC where multiple persons are involved. ...

Trends in corporate crime and what you can expect in 2021
Insight 22 Feb 2021

We bring you an update on recent trends in the corporate crime space in Australia, with a focus on enforcement priorities and activities, proposed law reform and emerging risks in 2021 and beyond. ...

'Your Future, Your Super' reforms introduced to Parliament
Insight 19 Feb 2021

The Government has introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Future, Your Super) Bill 2021 into the House of Representatives. The Bill proposes a number of reforms which, in all likelihood, will significantly alter the shape of the industry. ...

Five critical trends shaping the business and human rights landscape in 2021
Insight 10 Feb 2021

Ensuring respect for human rights presents a growing challenge for businesses in light of evolving laws and standards, together with increasing public scrutiny and stakeholder expectations. This Insight provides an update on five emerging trends for 2021. ...

International Arbitration: Spain's claim for sovereign immunity rejected?
Insight 08 Feb 2021

The Full Court of the Federal Court has held that foreign sovereign immunity did not apply to prevent parties from seeking recognition of an arbitral award against Spain. We examine Kingdom of Spain v Infrastructure Services Luxembourg S.à.r.l. and its implications. ...

Final report from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry
Insight 23 Dec 2020

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (the Committee) has completed its inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry and released its much-anticipated final report earlier this week. ...

Proposed changes to Credit Risk Management Prudential Standard (APS220)
Insight 23 Dec 2020

In the absence of the Responsible Lending Obligations, lending by Australian banks will be regulated by APRA. This means the new Credit Risk Management Prudential Standard (APS220) will be the central legislative guidance in designing consumer assessment and lending protocols. ...

Government introduces the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020
Insight 23 Dec 2020

The Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020 aims to implement the Hayne Royal Commission recommendations in relation to changes to ongoing advice fee arrangements, superannuation trustees passing on advice fees and requiring AFSL holders or authorised representatives (providing entity) to disclose a lack of independence when providing personal advice to retail clients. ...

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