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8 December 2016

The Federal Court today dismissed proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against Woolworths Ltd (Woolworths). The ACCC had alleged that Woolworths had engaged in unconscionable conduct in its dealing with a large number of its suppliers through its “Mind the Gap” s...

By Kwame Slusher

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Greg Kirk,Senior Executive for Strategy at ASIC speaking at the the GRC 2016 Conference.

At the end of August, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released its Corporate Plan 2016-2017 to 2019-2020, which they are using to communicate with stakeholders about the following four-year period.

Greg Kirk,
Senior Executive fo...

By Kwame Slusher

APRA Media Release


6 December 2016

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced its implementation timetable for the new requirements for margining and risk mitigation for non-centrally cleared derivatives.

The requirements are contained in Prudential Standard CPS 226 Margining and risk mitigation for n...

By Kwame Slusher

ASIC Media Release

ASIC has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) from car financier, BMW Australia Finance Limited (BMW Finance), which will see BMW Finance implement Australia's largest consumer credit remediation program to compensate customers for its responsible lending failures.

BMW Finance provides motor vehicle finance to consume...

By Kwame Slusher

APRA Media Release

30 November 2016

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry into the life insurance industry.

The submission provides an overview of the life insurance industry and of APRA’s activ...

By Kwame Slusher

Journalist from The Australian, Michael Bennett, writes that the Basel Committee may require banks to do away with their internal models for measuring operational risk to meet the new capital standards.

Click here to read the article.

By Kwame Slusher

ACCC Media Release

2 December 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today released guidance to empower people with disability to use their consumer rights when buying goods and services under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The roll out of the NDIS, whic...

By Kwame Slusher

Thursday 1 December 2016

AUSTRAC Media Release

30 November 2016

AUSTRAC has published a draft approach relating to AML/CTF Rules amendments.

A public consultation period is open from 30 November to 28 December 2016. 

By Kwame Slusher