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  • 8 Mar2017

    Real time prescription monitoring – what does it mean for health professionals?

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Since at least 2012 there has been an increasing push by Coroners and peak industry bodies in Australia for the implementation of a national real-time prescription monitoring system that alerts doctors and pharmacists to people who are misusing prescription drugs....
  • 1 Mar2017

    Proposed new statutory accountability for ‘issuers’ and ‘distributors’ of financial products

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal In its recent Proposals Paper issued in December 2016, the Commonwealth Government is seeking consultation on proposals to implement a number of financial product recommendations arising from the Financial Services Inquiry (FSI), which involve the potential introduction of new consumer...
  • 1 Mar2017

    Proposed new product intervention power for ASIC

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal In its recent Proposals Paper issued in December 2016, the Commonwealth Government is seeking consultation on proposals to introduce a new product intervention power for ASIC, alongside proposed regulatory reforms relating to new design and distribution obligations applying to financial...
  • 1 Mar2017

    AFS licensing relief for foreign financial services providers

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Overseas counterparties to derivatives and foreign exchange transactions:  In September 2003, ASIC introduced Class Order 03/824 which sought to address regulatory concerns that: overseas counterparties to derivatives and foreign exchange transactions may be caught by those counterparties engaging in “inducing...
  • 23 Feb2017

    ACCC to deny authorisation to 16 insurance companies to jointly cap sales commissions

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal On 17 February 2017 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued a draft determination that proposes to deny authorisation to 16 insurance companies to agree to a cap of 20 per cent on commissions paid to car dealers who sell their...

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