Corruption and Integrity Update – April 2024

In this edition of the Queensland Corruption and Integrity Update we consider a number of Councillor Conduct Tribunal (CCT) matters, recent parliamentary matters of privilege, the inquiry into the report into the Queensland Audit Office (QAO), and the independent review into the Crime and Corruption Commission’s reporting on the performance of its corruption functions (CCC […]

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Be GLAD it’s not you! ACCC launches Federal Court greenwashing proceedings against Clorox Australia Pty Ltd

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently announced that it has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the manufacturer of GLAD-branded kitchen and garbage bag products, Clorox Australia Pty Ltd (GLAD), for alleged false or misleading representations displayed on their products and packaging. This comes after the ACCC released guidance on environmental claims in December […]

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National Integrity Spotlight – April 2024

In this month’s edition of the National Integrity Spotlight, we consider the most recent updates from the NACC, updates from various state-based integrity bodies, the OECD’s recent Outlook report, and recent activities of the Australian Federal Police.  NACC Update  Referral and Assessment Update   The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) continues to provide regular updates on the […]

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Corruption and Integrity Update – March 2024

In this edition of the Queensland Corruption and Integrity Update we consider recent developments from the Office of the Independent Assessor, reports from the parliamentary committees overseeing the CCC, the Integrity Commissioner, the Ombudsman and the Information Commissioner, as well as updates from recent reviews by the CCC. Finally, we consider the implications for integrity […]

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National Integrity Spotlight – March 2024

In this month’s edition of the National Integrity Spotlight, we consider the most recent updates from the NACC, updates from the WA CCC, the High Court’s decision in a matter relating to the Victorian IBAC, NSW ICAC’s finalisation of its investigation into a public officer, and a special report of the ACT Integrity Commission. NACC […]

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Corruption and Integrity Update – February 2024

In this edition of the Corruption and Integrity Update we consider the proposed legislative amendments relating to the operation of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC), including the Crime and Corruption Amendment Bill 2023 and the Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024, as well as the establishment of an independent review of […]

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National Integrity Spotlight – February 2024

In this month’s edition of the National Integrity Spotlight, we consider the most recent updates from the NACC, developments from various state corruption and integrity bodies, a new OAIC investigation, and recent notable updates from the AFP. NACC Update Referral and Assessment Update The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) continues to provide regular updates on the […]

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Corruption and Integrity Update – January 2024

In this edition of the Corruption and Integrity Update we consider the fifth Quarterly Report released by the CCC regarding the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations, updates from the Queensland Integrity Commission, and recent decisions on regulators costs arising from the Court of Appeal and QCAT stemming from integrity related proceedings. Quarterly Report […]

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National Integrity Spotlight – January 2024

In this month’s edition of the National Integrity Spotlight, we consider the most recent updates from the NACC, developments from various state corruption and integrity bodies, and how Australia scored on the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index. NACC Update Referral and Assessment Update The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) continues to provide regular updates on the number […]

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National Integrity Spotlight – November 2023

In this month’s edition of the National Integrity Spotlight, we consider the most recent updates from the NACC, developments from various state corruption and integrity bodies, and potential amendments to the AML/CTF Rules. NACC Update Referral and Assessment Update The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) continues to provide regular updates on the number of referrals received, […]

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Corruption and Integrity Update – November 2023

In this edition of the Corruption and Integrity Update, we cover the appointment of a former judge as Chair of the new Complaints Oversight Board, analyse the various annual reports published by the Queensland Integrity Commissioner and the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee, and consider the Crime and Corruption Commission’s review into the proceeds of […]

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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 30 November 2023

This edition of the Gadens’ Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, AFCA, AUSTRAC, the OAIC, and Treasury, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators and updates from the 2023 ASIC Annual Forum.  ASIC ASIC and AFSA sign refreshed MoU: On 16 November 2023, the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) and Australian […]

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