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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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16.12.2021

ALRC InBrief | Merry Christmas

Season’s Greetings! The Australian Law Reform Commission wishes you a wonderful festive season. 2021 has been a productive year for the ALRC: submitting the Judicial Impartiality Inquiry Report to the Attorney-General on 6 December; and releasing the first Interim Report for the Financial Services Inquiry on 30 November. As an end-of-year celebration of the research, analysis and

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10.12.2021

ALRC InBrief | December 2021

Financial Services Legislation Interim Report A now online 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 tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash on 30 November 2021. This Interim Report

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30.11.2021

Financial Services Legislation Interim Report A Released

Interim Report A now online 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. This Interim Report focuses in particular on the use and design of definitions in legislation.   The Commission

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30.11.2021

Religious Exemptions Inquiry Update November 2021

On 25 November 2021, the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 (Cth) (Bill), and associated legislation, was introduced to the Parliament of Australia. In accordance with Terms of Reference issued by the Attorney-General on 10 April 2019 and amended on 29 August 2019 and 2 March 2020, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) will conduct an Inquiry into the framework

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19.10.2021

ALRC InBrief | October 2021

Reform Journal Relaunched in 2021 In October, the Australian Law Reform Commission published the 95th issue of the journal Reform, following an 11-year hiatus. The first issue was released in January 1976, and then twice a year until 2010. The journal’s aim was to raise public awareness of contemporary legal issues and to provide a forum for

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15.10.2021

Financial Services Legislation | ENews October 2021

New background papers online The latest Financial Services Legislation Inquiry background papers are now available online. Complexity and Legislative Design (FSL2) explores the drivers and metrics of legislative complexity, and considers how legislative complexity can be managed and reduced through legislative design. In particular, this paper explores the drivers and metrics of complexity in corporations

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06.10.2021

Judicial Impartiality ENews | September 2021

Amended Final Report Due Date Today the High Court of Australia delivered judgment in Charisteas v Charisteas and Ors (Case P6/2021). In accordance with the ALRC Judicial Impartiality amended Terms of Reference (dated 21 June 2021), delivery of the Final Report to the Commonwealth Attorney-General is now due on 6 December 2021. VIEW THE HIGH COURT JUDGMENT   VIEW

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23.08.2021

ALRC InBrief | August 2021

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 John Middleton, Federal Court of Australia and ALRC Part-Time Commissioner (Chair) The Honourable Chief

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