In the latter part of 2020, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) was tasked by the Federal Government to review the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation, with a view to ensuring, “within … existing policy settings”, that framework is “adaptive, efficient and navigable”. For the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, ...more
With the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry now underway, the Company and Securities Law Journal’s (C&SLJ) just published Special Issue on Customer Protection in the Financial Services Industry (Volume 35 Part 7) is timely. In his editorial, Bob Baxt spoke of being “overwhelmed” by the number of court cases ...more
While the Federal Government has been returned, uncertainty remains over whether it will get its Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation through the new and untried Senate. Its failure to do so previously was a trigger for the election. The Government’s stated aim for restoring the ABCC includes combating unlawful and corrupt activity within ...more
The October 2013 issue of the ALJ includes the following articles: “1361 and all that” – Rt Hon The Lord Judge; “Hypothetical jurisdiction: A reply to Justice Mark Leeming” – Brendan Lim; “Hypothetical jurisdiction: A rejoinder” – Justice Mark Leeming; “Administrative law in the superannuation context” – Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, QC; “The recognition, administration and enforcement of foreign trusts” – David Russell QC; and “Development of solicitors’ possessory liens” – Paul Collins.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “Part IVA: An international perspective” – A H Slater; “Prior to being bankrupt, superannuation is a claimable asset – characterising and shaping the nature of a member’s interest” – Peter Bobbin; and “CGT event K7 provides loss recognition for personal consumption expenditure: History, anomalies and policy basis” – Dale Boccabella. There is also a review of the book “Incentivising Employees: The Theory, Policy and Practice of Employee Share Ownership Plans in Australia”.
The June 2013 Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “ASIC’s regulatory powers – interception and search warrants, credit and financial services licences and banning orders, financial advisers and superannuation: Problems and suggested reforms” – Tom Middleton; “Systemic risk after the global financial crisis: Covered bonds and retail contracts for difference” – Nan Seuffert; and “Reform of the financial advice industries in Australia and the United States” – Daniel Mendoza-Jones. There is also a section note on Directors’ Duties and Corporate Governance.
The Autumn 2012 issue of the Workplace Review contains the usual interesting mix of articles and sections related to workplace and industrial relations. The articles range in subject from workplace disputes to federal anti-discrimination laws, from the statute of limitations for Workplace Relations Act prosecutions to superannuation reforms, from a review of the Fair Work Act to the balance between employer and employee interests. There are also several interesting sections including Focus on: WA, Work health and Safety, Book reviews and The Last Word. Also included in this Part are an interview of Justice Iain Ross and a Vale for Mark Ryan.