09.03.2023

RECORDING Crypto Assets and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations Webinar

On 15 February 2023, the Australian Law Reform Commission, in association with the Corporate Law and Financial Regulation Research Program at Melbourne Law School, held a webinar on the regulation of crypto assets and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs).

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28.02.2023

Corporations, Financial Services and Charities – Regulatory Complexity and Coherence

On 6 February 2023, Dr Andrew Godwin (Special Counsel and Team Leader at the Australian Law Reform Commission) presented a paper with Professor Rosemary Langford of Melbourne Law School on ‘Corporations, Financial Services and Charities – Regulatory Complexity and Coherence’.

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25.01.2023

WEBINAR Crypto Assets and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 5.00pm AEDT – The Corporate Law and Financial Regulation Research Program, in association with the Australian Law Reform Commission, invites you to a webinar on the regulation of crypto assets and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations. The webinar will provide an update on regulatory developments in Australia and overseas, and will explore the direction of future reforms.

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25.01.2023

Financial Services Legislation eNews | January 2023

Stakeholder feedback is crucial for developing recommendations for simplification of corporations and financial services legislation.
In this Background Paper, Reflecting on Reforms II – Submissions to Interim Report B, the ALRC provides an overview of the feedback it has received, by way of formal submissions, on questions and proposals outlined in Interim Report B.

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19.01.2023

User-friendly legislation: Why we need it, and how to achieve it

Modern smartphones are some of the most technologically sophisticated pieces of equipment ever invented. And yet, to operate one, you don’t need a PhD in computer science or years of experience. For the most part, their operations are intuitive and their functions easily navigable. If only the same could be said for all modern legislation.

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19.12.2022

The Wondrous Universe of Law: The ALRC’s DataHub and a new age of legal exploration

In this article the ALRC announce the launch of the DataHub, which will enable greater explorations of our Universe of Law. Using the DataHub and new tools of discovery, this article summarises four key learnings about our law. They concern the law’s scale, expansion, complexity, and tendency to disorder. These learnings, and others gleaned from the DataHub, can help improve our Universe of Law, for the benefit of all.

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16.12.2022

RECORDING Legislation Renovation: What Interim Report B means for you

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, the ALRC hosted a webinar to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear about the research and novel data analysis underpinning the ALRC’s most recent report into simplifying the legislative framework for corporations and financial services legislation.

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12.12.2022

All Roads Lead to Rome: the ALRC’s new Background Paper on unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct

This article provides a high-level summary of the ALRC’s latest Background Paper on unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct provisions in financial services legislation. The ALRC proposes a consolidation of such provisions, to improve the expressive power of the law, and to reduce the burden of compliance and enforcement. Dr William Isdale  Starting in around

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25.11.2022

The Design of Everyday Law

In this article the ALRC considers how principles of ‘human-centred design’ could be used to improve the ‘user experience’ of Australia’s legislation — and increase the likelihood that it is understood and complied with.

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26.10.2022

Financial Services Legislation ENews | October 2022

WEBINAR Legislation Renovation: What Interim Report B means for you Re-designing, Renovating and Renewing the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 1.00pm AEDT | 12.00pm AEST Join the ALRC to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear about the research and novel data analysis underpinning the ALRC’s most recent report

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