Inquiry

Corporations and financial services regulation

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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19.10.2022

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 In daily life, it helps if you know where to find things. The same is true of the law. Join the ALRC to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear

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12.10.2022

New Business Models, Technologies, and Practices (FSL7)

This discussion of the regulation of new business models, technologies, and practices is the seventh in a series of background papers to be released by the Australian Law Reform Commission (‘ALRC’) as part of its Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation (‘the Inquiry’).

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30.09.2022

Re-designing our House of Law: Legislative hierarchy and design in financial services law

The ALRC launches Interim Report B as part of its Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation. The report focuses on the role of legislative design and hierarchy in ensuring that the law is coherent and navigable, while remaining flexible enough to meet future needs.

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30.09.2022

Second interim report proposes a simpler model for financial services legislation

Today the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) second Interim Report in its three year review to reduce complexity in corporations and financial services legislation was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP. Interim Report B contains proposals for an alternative legislative model that aims to be more coherent

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30.09.2022

Financial Services Legislation: Interim Report B (ALRC Report 139)

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Financial Services Legislation: Interim Report B (Report 139, 2022), was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP on 30 September 2022. Interim Report B contains recommendations, proposals, and questions in relation to the reform of corporations and financial services legislation. The recommendations in Interim Report

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30.09.2022

Prototype Legislation

Prototype Legislation B In September 2022, the ALRC released prototype legislation to illustrate the ALRC’s proposed legislative model for financial services regulation. In particular, Prototype Legislation B illustrates how Proposals B1–B9 and B15 discussed in Interim Report B could be implemented. Prototype Legislation B is accompanied by an Explanatory Note and a Reverse Concordance Table.

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29.09.2022

RECORDING Without Fear or Favour: Responses to the ALRC Report on Judicial Impartiality

Watch the Attorney-General deliver the Australian Government’s response to the ALRC’s final report and recommendations in the Judicial Impartiality Inquiry, followed by reflections on different aspects of the report by three members of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee.

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19.09.2022

PhD Scholarship opportunity: ALRC Financial Services Legislation Inquiry

The University of Wollongong is offering a PhD Scholarship to an outstanding candidate to undertake a thesis addressing the work to date, and findings of, the current Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into a Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation. Applications close 30 September 2022. Read more >>

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25.08.2022

First steps to simplification of corporations and financial services legislation

Yesterday the Government released the first series of exposure draft legislation in response to Interim Report A of the ALRC’s review of corporations and financial services legislation. The draft legalisation partly implements a number of Recommendations from the Interim Report.

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