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Wednesday 7 February 2018


 
There are now more GRC positions available for job seekers than ever, in the face of major compliance failures and increasing domestic and international regulation.

Since 2015, GRC roles have been steadily rising, according to findings by GRC Institute’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Manager John Saunders.

However, despite the inc...

By Kwame Slusher

Wednesday 7 February 2018

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Victims of Financial Fraud (VOFF) have accused Bill Shorten, together with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Workers Union (AWU), as failing to work in the best interests of the community. 

VOFF suggested that ASIC followed a directive from Bill Shorten to target a financial adviser who ...

By Kwame Slusher

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London-based investment consultancy Absolute Strategy Research (ASR) has warned international investors to ‘steer clear’ of Australia, Canada and Sweden.

"High house prices, a build-up of household debt post-GFC, and—for Canada, Sweden and Australia—banking sectors that are more than 20 per cent of local market cap and 13 per cent...

By Kwame Slusher



A former director of Victorian-based Twently12 has pleaded guilty for fraudulently removing company property.

“Ms Bullock appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 18 January 2018 and pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulently removing company property. Ms Bullock was discharged without conviction upon entering into a recognisance in the...

By Kwame Slusher

Monday 5 February 2018



The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has banned a NSW-based mortgage broker from credit activities for three years.

The securities and investments regulator found that, on five occasions between June and July 2010, Michael Wilkins submitted loan applications for clients and deliberately overstated their savings.

“By s...

By Kwame Slusher





The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has agreed to remove extra licensing conditions imposed on Melbourne-based company, OpenMarkets, in July of last year.


The securities and investments regulator indicated they have found that OpenMarkets has adequately addressed the issues originally highlighted in a report conduc...

By Kwame Slusher

Monday 5 February 2018

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The Northern Territory Racing Commission has banned all betting in bitcoin and asked for companies such as Neds, that launched a crypto-currency betting site recently, to ‘cease and desist.’

According to a report in the AFR, the Chair of the Racing Commission indicated, in an email sent last Friday, that an official communique will...

By Kwame Slusher

Friday 2 February 2018




Film Festival
This year’s International Fraud Film Festival is just around the corner and is being held in New Zealand between 2nd and 3rd March.

The focus this year will be on technology and dishonesty.

“We’re very excited about the quality of this year’s programme and the calibre of films coming through,” said Ian Tuke, Festival Chair....

By Kwame Slusher