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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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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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ALRC legal officer awarded top publishing prize

The 2021 Holt Prize has been awarded to William Isdale, Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The ALRC warmly congratulates William as the recipient of the award for excellence in unpublished legal works, for his manuscript entitled ‘Compensation for Native Title’. The Holt Prize is awarded every two years to a

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COVID-19: Changes to ALRC operations August 2021

From Monday 2 August, the Australian Law Reform Commission will action enquiries by email only, due to the current status of COVID-19.

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Devilish Detail of Financial Services Laws: ALRC launches journal issue

On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, hosted a webinar to launch the Company and Securities Law Journal Special Issue: Financial Services Laws – Understanding the Devil in the Detail.

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Impartiality from both sides of the Bench

On Monday 19 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted a seminar with Wolters Kluwer to explore different viewpoints on judicial impartiality. Attendees were treated to an impressive panel including: The Honourable Justice Middleton, Federal Court of Australia and ALRC Part-Time Commissioner (Chair) The Honourable Chief Justice William Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family

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Aurora placement cements Native Title pursuits

Aurora Intern Casey Wooderson, a Dunghutti woman, joined the ALRC for a four week placement in June this year. Casey is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast, majoring in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management, having completed the first semester of her third year. To expand her

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Financial advice sector welcomes ALRC to Licensee Summit

On Monday 7 June 2021, Justice SC Derrington, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and Christopher Ash, Senior Legal Officer, presented the first session of the Conexus Professional Planner Licensee Summit in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Nearly sixty licensee heads gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities reform could bring to the

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