Gadens Regulatory Recap – 21 February 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, the OAIC, Treasury and ALRC, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators. ASIC ASIC to crack down on predatory lending: ASIC has promised it will turn its attention to high-cost credit and predatory lending to consumers and small businesses, noting […]

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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 6 February 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, the OAIC, Treasury and ALRC, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators.  ASIC  ASIC and APRA issue joint letter on delay of Financial Accountability Regime (FAR) commencement and implementation: ASIC and APRA have published a joint letter to all authorised […]

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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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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 23 January 2024

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, AFCA, the OAIC, and Treasury, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators. ASIC ASIC extends product intervention orders for short term credit and continuing credit contracts: On 5 January 2024, the Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC) extended its product intervention […]

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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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Influencer compliance with advertising obligations fails to impress

Earlier this year the Australian Competition Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) conducted a sweep of social media platforms to understand how advertising was conducted in social media posts. An alarming 81% of influencers reviewed had made posts that did not wholly comply with the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).[1] Every sector ‘swept’ contained non-compliant posts, with the highest […]

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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 12 December 2023

This edition of the Gadens Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, AFCA, the OAIC, and Treasury, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators. ASIC ASIC releases guidance on the registration of financial advisers: On 28 November 2023, the Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC) released guidance through Information Sheets 276 and 277 […]

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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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National Integrity Spotlight – October 2023

In this month’s edition of the National Integrity Spotlight, we consider the annual reports issued by the Australian integrity bodies, and updates from the National Anti-Corruption Commission. We also consider recent activities of the Western Australia Crime and Corruption Commission, and the Australian Federal Police’s Operation Avarus-Nightwolf. Integrity Body Annual Reports  Over the past month, […]

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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 14 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. ASIC ASIC releases second publication on insights from the reportable situations regime: On 31 October 2023, ASIC released Report 775 Insights from the reportable situations regime: July […]

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Gadens Regulatory Recap – 31 October 2023

This edition of the Gadens’ Regulatory Recap highlights recent developments from ASIC, APRA, ACCC, AFCA, AUSTRAC, the ATO, the OAIC, Treasury, and some key legislative updates, including various enforcement actions taken by the regulators. ASIC ASIC Breach reporting amendments: On 19 October 2023. ASIC made ASIC Corporations and Credit (Amendment) Instrument 2023/589, which modifies the […]

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National Integrity Spotlight – September 2023

This edition of the National Integrity Spotlight considers the latest updates from the NACC, the Federal Court’s decision in a case that considered the application of whistleblower protections retrospectively, and the latest developments in various matters relating to the PwC tax scandal and consulting services Senate Inquiry. We also consider the recent allegations relating to […]

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