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Report from Project Atom – Australia’s wholesale CBDC experiment – released

Banking & Finance

LIBOR Transition – Forward-looking Term SOFR Is Here

Very shortly, the U.S.-based Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) will make its much-anticipated formal recommendation of forward-looking term Secured Overnight Financing Rates (Term SOFR) administered by the CME...

27 July 2021

FAR reaching consequences: the new Financial Accountability Regime

On 16 July 2021 Treasury released consultation draft legislation to introduce the Financial Accountability Regime (FAR). FAR is the Government’s proposed extension of the existing Banking Executive Accountability...

20 July 2021

Australian Government releases licensing relief options for foreign financial services providers

On 9 July 2021, Federal Treasury released its Consultation Paper on options for licensing relief for foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) and fast-tracking the licensing process for FFSPs....

09 July 2021

ASIC calls for submissions on treatment of crypto-assets as underlying for exchange traded products

ASIC is calling for submissions to a proposed pathway for crypto-assets to be underlying products for exchange traded products, listed investment trusts and listed investment companies.

05 July 2021

Changes to financial reporting for securitisation trusts

From 1 July 2021 securitisation trusts that undertake to prepare financial reports in accordance with Australian accounting standards will have to prepare general purpose financial statements.

01 July 2021

Streamlining Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Regime

From 18 June 2021, certain amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act and Rules will come into force, streamlining the previous due diligence obligations and introducing...

18 June 2021

China's Carbon Goals

China is poised to rollout a new national emissions trading scheme market demonstrating that China is committed to mitigating climate change.

03 June 2021

The Digital Economy

This year’s budget is a landmark investment in Australia’s digital future.

11 May 2021

Funds

The Federal Government has announced some initial incremental measures in an attempt to attract global business to invest in and relocate to Australia.

11 May 2021

Directions 2021 | Your reform agenda

In the spirit of “never waste a good crisis”, our 2021 Directions survey explored the views of directors and senior business leaders regarding their top reform priorities.

05 May 2021

China’s digital RMB – is your business ready?

China’s launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has become a question of when and not if. The more important question for businesses is: how...

27 April 2021

Imported hybrid mismatch rule: Commissioner releases much anticipated guidance

The Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) has released a highly anticipated draft practical compliance guideline (“PCG 2021/D3”).

23 April 2021

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