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  • 24 Oct2018

    Competition Watchdog opens inquiry into Forex and Remittance Services

    Written by: Michael Bracken The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently conducting an inquiry into the supply of foreign currency conversion services to consumers and small businesses in Australia. The inquiry commenced on 2 October 2018. The inquiry will have a particular...
  • 16 Oct2018

    What is a Mutual ?

    Written by: Michael Bracken Proposed new statutory definition of a Mutual Entity facilitating easier access to Capital for a unlisted financial institution The Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Entities) Bill 2018 (‘Mutual Entities Bill’) (which has recently been released for public consultation) proposes to change...
  • 11 Oct2018

    What is competent professional practice?

    Written by: Principal Nevena Brown and Solicitor Rosemary Blanden Hopes of helpful review of the current interpretation of the words “competent professional practice” as they appear in section 5O of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) (the Act) were dashed, as special leave to appeal was denied by the...
  • 4 Oct2018

    Financial Services Royal Commission – The Interim Report – Emerging Regulatory Themes

    The Interim Report of the Financial Services Royal Commission was tabled in Parliament on 28 September 2018. There has been much speculation about the potential nature of the findings and recommendations arising from the public hearings. The evidence of misconduct...
  • 27 Sep2018

    Professional Misconduct – fact or fiction?

    Written by: Shannon Mony, Principal and Rosemary Blanden, Solicitor A Perth Cardiologist has recently been found to have engaged in professional misconduct by the Western Australian Administrative Tribunal. [1] The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) made out five of six allegations against Dr Woollard.   Key Takeaways The...


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