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

Outlook - What's next for class actions in Australia?

On the radar in Australian class actions: hearings, significant appeals, judgments and settlements, proposed actions and a potential regime change.

26 August 2016

10 things you need to know about crowd-sourced equity funding reforms in Australia

Proposed crowd-sourced equity funding reforms and the way they can transform fundraising in Australia.

19 July 2016

10 things you need to know about insurtech

Insurtech is the transformation of the insurance industry through mobile apps and new technologies such as wearable devices, telematics and artificial intelligence.

12 July 2016

How to use humans to make “smart contracts” truly smart

Strip away the hype. Decode the buzzwords. We propose a new "DnA" architecture for smart contracts, a blend of human and machine, available open source.

07 July 2016

10 things you need to know about smart contracts

This article was written by Scott Farrell, Annabel Griffin, Roslyn Hinchliffe and Claire Warren.10 points on the what, how and why of smart contract architecture in financial markets...

30 June 2016

Pistols at dawn: Liberal and Labor clash on where to next on bank regulation

Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee review into bank conduct with borrowers in financial difficulty has resulted in two very different recommendations.

16 May 2016

Getting CRS: Australian implementing legislation finalised

The next FATCA reporting deadline is 31 July 2016. It is now time for Australian financial institutions to move on CRS.

08 March 2016

FSI: Government commitment sets the tone for an era of financial system evolution

The Government has almost universally agreed with the FSI recommendations and importantly set out a roadmap for the way forward.

20 October 2015

Australian CRS rules to apply to all foreign residents

Australian Government releases exposure draft of legislation implementing OECD Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information.

22 September 2015

Asian funds passporting: who will become the Luxembourg of Asia?

Asia Region Funds Passport, ASEAN CIS Framework and Mutual Recognition of Funds to shake up Asian retail funds market

17 September 2015

New FATCA / CRS guidance: Clarifications to self-certification requirements

This article was written by Andrew Clements, Sylvester Urban and Doug Porteous.The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has further updated its guidance material on the Australia-US FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement...

11 August 2015

Hanging with the in-crowd? Government consults on crowd-sourced equity funding and wants to make life easier for small business

The Federal Government is seeking views on whether the Corporations Act 2001 should be amended to reduce compliance costs.

05 August 2015

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