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  • Whistleblower policies and the compliance gap

    ASIC's Commissioner Sean Hughes presents at the 3rd Australian National Whistleblowing Symposium providing a regulatory update on ASIC’s role as conduct regulator in corporate and financial...

  • APRA sets out framework for using macroprudential tools to promote financial stability

    APRA has outlined the framework it uses when assessing whether […]

  • Melbourne casino risks its Crown

    Victoria’s Crown Royal Commission released its final report, affirming findings made by a similar inquiry conducted in NSW. The report alleges that Crown Melbourne “had engaged in…conduct that...

  • APRA shines light on choice super sector

    APRA Executive Board Member Margaret Cole said the findings demonstrate the importance of exposing and addressing underperformance among choice products. “With the annual performance test for...

  • APRA publishes Chair Wayne Byres’ Opening Statement to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee

    Chair Wayne Byres discussed APRAs role as a forward-looking prudential supervisor, needing to not only address the challenges of today but also ensure be prepared for those of tomorrow. Ensuring bank...

  • ASIC quarterly update July to September 2021

    The focuses of its activity included supporting licensees’ transition towards law reform in several areas, such as Hawking reforms, Breach reporting, Deferred sales model for add-on insurance,...

  • APRA urges greater focus on improving governance and strategic planning in super

    APRA has published the findings of three thematic reviews undertaken over the past 12 months covering: strategic and business planning; fund expenditure; and unlisted asset valuation practices....

  • ASIC launches Federal Court action and calls on general insurers to review pricing practices

    ASIC Deputy Chair, Sarah Court, called on all general insurers to review their pricing systems and controls to prevent consumer harm as a matter of priority.

  • ASIC publishes guidance on hawking reforms

    ASIC Deputy Chair Karen Chester said, ‘These changes put in place fairness protections, so consumers are not sold products they don’t want or don’t need. The restrictions mean consumer needs...

  • Licensing and professional registration activities: 2021 update

    ASIC outlines key issues, new and proposed changes to licensing processes, and other work that affects licensees. They also provide information and data on licensing and registration applications...

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