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WEBINAR Reducing Complexity: Why? Where? How?

Thursday 10 February 2022 at 5pm AEDT
This interactive webinar will provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the key topics covered in the Financial Services Legislation Inquiry: Interim Report A.

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WEBINAR (Re)viewing Twin Peaks in Australia and Abroad

27 January 2022, 6pm-7.30pm
As the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) pursues its inquiry into the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation, it is timely to review the Twin Peaks model of financial regulation and its impact on the broader regulatory landscape. Please join us for the webinar ‘(Re)viewing Twin Peaks in Australia and Abroad’.

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ALRC in the media – 2022

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2021 is not comprehensive.

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Cutting back the thicket of corporations and financial services law

Proctor Article by Dr William Isdale and Christopher Ash

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Breaking down the ALRC 12 Days of Christmas

As an end-of-year celebration of the research, analysis and reports completed in 2021, the ALRC team, led by the Hon Justice SC Derrington, have created a festive inquiry-related version of the 12 Days of Christmas. The Inquiry that lasts for three years is the ongoing Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services

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Undue complexity in Australia’s corporations and financial services legislation

This article discusses two of the key themes arising so far from the ALRC’s review into corporations and financial services law – namely, undue complexity, and poor navigability. It also provides a brief overview of some of the reforms suggested in Interim Report A, released on 30 November 2021.

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First interim report reveals significant complexity in financial services legislation

The ALRC’s first Interim Report as part of a three-year review of complexity in Commonwealth legislation regulating corporations and financial services was today tabled in Parliament. The Commission seeks feedback on 16 proposals, and 8 questions for reform. Submissions are due by Friday 25 February 2022. The report contains 13 Recommendations for reform, relating to

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WA Lee Equity Lecture 2021

Justice SC Derrington, President of the ALRC, presented the address for the WA Lee Equity Lecture at the Banco Court in Brisbane on 18 November 2021. The WA Lee Equity Lecture is held each year in honour of foremost equity and trusts academic and author, Honorary Professor WA ‘Tony’ Lee. This prestigious series of lectures

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ARITA Expert Series: Insolvency

Justice SC Derrington, President of the ALRC, presented at the ARITA Expert Series: Insolvency on 11 November 2021.

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Prof Bant discusses the ALRC’s inquiry on simplifying corporations and financial services regulation

The ALRC’s current inquiry into the simplification of corporations and financial services regulation has generated significant interest and expectations on the part of stakeholders. What is motivating the inquiry and what are some of the challenges and objectives? In this recorded interview, Dr Andrew Godwin (ALRC Special Counsel) asks Professor Elise Bant (ALRC Advisory Committee

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