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Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry – Interim Report

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Royal Commission) has released its Interim Report. …

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Liability under the ASIC Act for unconscionable conduct

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently delivered an important judgment confirming that unconscionability will not be found…

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Trends in building upgrade finance

The Western Australian property industry is urging the State government to make changes to the Local Government Act 1995 (WA)…

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Anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing requirements extended to cryptocurrency exchanges

Money laundering is widely recognised as a key enabler for criminal activity, and the recent rise of pseudonymous cryptocurrencies has…

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Federal Treasury's new proposals: reforms to corporate misconduct penalties, the regulatory sandbox and whistleblower protection

The Australian Government Treasury department (Treasury) has commenced consultation on a number of new proposals which will have significant implications…

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Australia: SVC risk and regulation

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (‘AUSTRAC’) has recently published its first ‘Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risk Assessment:…

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