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21.03.2022

Shifting sands in the regulation of financial risk: the ALRC’s new Background Paper on Risk and Reform in Australian Financial Services Law

In a new Background Paper — Risk and Reform in Australian Financial Services Law (FSL5) — the Australian Law Reform Commission explores how an evolution in thinking about risk has been an important driver of financial services law reform. In particular, the Paper reveals how the ‘shifting sands’ of regulatory approaches have resulted in legislation that is unwieldy and extraordinarily complex.

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10.03.2022

Dr Godwin presents 2022 Rare Books Lecture

On Wednesday 2 March 2022 ALRC Special Counsel Dr Andrew Godwin presented the Melbourne Law School 2022 Rare Books Lecture.
This lecture offers glimpses into the life and career of Melbourne Law School graduate, William Ah Ket, Australia’s first barrister of Chinese origin.

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23.02.2022

Financial Services Legislation | ENews February 2022

Submissions closing Submissions in response to Interim Report A close on 25 February 2022. The Australian Law Reform Commission seeks feedback on 16 proposals and 8 questions in relation to the reform of corporations and 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

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22.02.2022

Identifying complexity in financial services legislation

In 2022, the ALRC is undertaking a number of projects to identify aspects of complexity in corporations and financial services legislation. These projects will provide legislators with a reform menu and allow complexity to be appropriately managed over time.

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18.02.2022

2022 Walyalup (Fremantle) Law Conference Keynote Address

On 18 February 2022, The Piddington Society and Fremantle Community Legal Centre hosted the 2022 Walyalup (Fremantle) Law Conference.  The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, provided the opening keynote address on judicial bias titled: Without Fear or Favour. Download speech >>  

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16.02.2022

Tidying our house of law: bringing the Marie Kondo philosophy to the Commonwealth statute book

Australian Public Law Blog Article by Dr William Isdale and Nicholas Simoes da Silva

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14.02.2022

RECORDING Reducing Complexity: Why? Where? How?

On Thursday 10 February 2022, the Australian Law Reform Commission hosted a webinar to delve deeper into key proposals and questions from Interim Report A of the ALRC’s ongoing Financial Services Legislation Inquiry.  The webinar offered perspectives on three key questions: Why should we seek to reduce the complexity of corporations and financial services legislation?

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08.02.2022

RECORDING (Re)viewing Twin Peaks in Australia and Abroad Webinar

On Thursday 27 January 2022, the Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, hosted a webinar to review the Twin Peaks model of financial regulation and to launch the book: The Cambridge Handbook of Twin Peaks Financial Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Professor Rosemary Langford, on behalf of the Centre for Corporate

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25.01.2022

Financial Services Legislation | ENews January 2022

Join our upcoming webinars (Re)viewing Twin Peaks in Australia and Abroad Thursday 27 January 2022, 6pm-7.30pm (AEDT) This free webinar will examine the Twin Peaks model of financial regulation in Australia and internationally. The webinar will feature a panel of prominent speakers, including former Chairs of APRA and ASIC, who will talk about the evolution and impact

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25.01.2022

ALRC InBrief | January 2022

Join our upcoming webinars (Re)viewing Twin Peaks in Australia and Abroad Thursday 27 January 2022, 6pm-7.30pm (AEDT) This free webinar will examine the Twin Peaks model of financial regulation in Australia and internationally. The webinar will feature a panel of prominent speakers, including former Chairs of APRA and ASIC, who will talk about the evolution and impact

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