Gadens Regulatory Recap – 11 June 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, AUSTRAC, OAIC and ACCC including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators. ASIC   5 million+ Australians have struggled to make loan and debt repayments, yet many not asking for help: ASIC is launching a new awareness campaign Just Ask! Hardship Help […]

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National Integrity Spotlight – May 2024

In this month’s edition of the National Integrity Spotlight, we consider the most recent updates from the NACC, consultation on the prevention of bribery of foreign public officials, and updates from various integrity bodies.  NACC Update Referral and Assessment Update The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) continues to provide regular updates on the number of referrals […]

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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 29 May 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, AFCA, ATO, AUSTRAC, OAIC, ACCC, Treasury and the RBA, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators.  Federal Budget  Federal Government Budget: The Federal Government announced the 2024-25 Federal Budget on 14 May 2024, setting the Government’s key policy agenda for the […]

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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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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 16 May 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ATO, ACCC, Treasury and the RBA, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators.  ASIC   Scam alert: Scammers are changing the way they impersonate financial services businesses in sophisticated bond and term deposit scams: ASIC has issued a warning to consumers about a […]

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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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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 30 April 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, and the RBA, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators. ASIC ASIC releases early guidance on mandatory climate disclosure regime: During a keynote speech at Deakin Law School, ASIC Chair Joe Longo urged entities to prepare for Australia’s imminent mandatory climate […]

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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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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 16 April 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, the OAIC, and the ATO, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators.  ASIC ASIC consults on misconduct reporting guidance for external administrators and controllers: ASIC is consulting on proposed updates to Regulatory Guide 16 (RG 16), which deals with the […]

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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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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 4 April 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, the OAIC, and the ATO, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators.  ASIC  New legislative instrument issued by ASIC extends relief for exchange traded funds: On 18 March 2024, the Australian & Investments Commission (ASIC) released new legislative instrument ASIC […]

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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 19 March 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, AFCA, the OAIC, and the ATO including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators.  ASIC  ASIC calls on insurers to improve claims handling practices: On 6 March 2024, ASIC issued a letter reminding general insurers of their obligations regarding insurance claims […]

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