[Editor’s Note: Since publication of this article, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) has been given Crown assent, making it Commonwealth Act No 17 of 2017.] The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth), which is currently before the Commonwealth Senate, plans to amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to deal with an increase in crowd-sourced capital-raising activities by companies ...more
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Applicable law in letters of credit transactions” – Hang Yen Low and Keith Uff; “Why the Australian finance industry should pay closer attention to chattel paper” – Nicholas Mirzai and Paul Richter; and “Pacific injustice and instability: Bank account closures of Australian money transfer operators” – Ken C Ooi and Ross P Buckley. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Tax and Stamp Duty; Commercial and Finance Law; Insolvency Law and Management; Recent Publications; Tokyo; and Canada. There is also a Q&A with the General Editor of JBFLP Gregory Burton SC about the 25th anniversary of the Journal and a Forum response about Australian policymakers and crowdfunding.
The latest part of JBFLP includes the following articles: “Tracing value and the value of tracing: Three puzzles for the banking lawyer” – Christopher Hare; “The legal status of online currencies: Are Bitcoins the future?” – Rhys Bollen; “Crowdfunding: Recent international developments and its compatibility with Australia’s existing regulatory framework” – Matthew Vitale. There are also several section notes in this Part, including Recent Publications, Securities and Mortgages and Financial Markets.
The April 2011 issue of Online Currents contains articles on the art of conversation, the semantic web, charity via the internet and bibliographic software. There are also sections providing updates on the latest company news, what’s happening around the blogs, recommended publications and the latest databases, aggregators, conferences, meetings and seminars.