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Royal Commission: Round 2 - experiences with financial advice
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Although the Commissioner says that the Royal Commission is part of the executive and not the judiciary and that he is therefore not able to make any findings of law he comes pretty close in his views in response to Round 2 And in some important respects those views do not correspond with ...

Close and continuous monitoring - the new ASIC approach of embedding its officers in banks
Insight 19 Sep 2018

ASIC has recently announced a new supervisory approach that involves embedding ASIC officers in the four major banks and AMP ...

Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission alleges significant superannuation misconduct
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The list of alleged breaches are divided into breaches of the SIS Act the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act we consider each of these and what it might mean ...

Competing class actions - a problem in need of a solution
Insight 20 Aug 2018

As fertile ground for class actions the Royal Commission has highlighted an ongoing problem with Australia's class action regime - there is no clear consistent means for resolving competing class actions. ...

Superannuation-guarantee amnesty, and proposed modern slavery legislation
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Two important pieces of draft legislation under Federal consideration are how employers deal with historical superannuation contribution shortfalls, and the possible requirement of employers to report on modern slavery risks and practices in their workforce and supply chains. ...

A cautionary tale – let sleeping employees lie
Insight 31 Jul 2018

A recent Fair Work Commission decision has confirmed that procedural deficiencies will render a dismissal unfair even where the dismissal involves serious misconduct. ...

Do you need a labour hire licence?
Insight 31 Jul 2018

New labour hire licencing schemes have commenced in South Australia and Queensland, and will soon commence in Victoria. The schemes aim to protect labour hire workers from exploitation and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry. ...

1 July 2018 changes affecting employers, and public consultation opens on Western Australia's WHS reforms
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Several changes relevant to employers took effect on 1 July 2018, including in relation to minimum rates of pay, the high income threshold, the superannuation maximum contribution base and penalty rates in certain industries. Separately, WA has moved a step closer to a modernised Work Health and Saf ...

Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct inquiry into workplace sexual harassment
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced on 20 June 2018 that the Australian Human Rights Commission would conduct the world's first national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. ...

Where we are with superannuation retirement income changes
Insight 19 Jul 2018

The Government has slowly been changing the superannuation retirement income system with the aim of increasing the range of retirement products available to Australians A number of changes have already been implemented and more are to come with the proposed Comprehensive Income Products for ...

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