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

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

Through examining both the CBDC and its use, Project Atom demonstrates the potential to improve operational efficiency, risk management and innovation in wholesale funding.

08 December 2021

A more accessible Consumer Data Right

Recent legislative amendments aimed at improving accessibility of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) mark a significant leap forward for the CDR regime.

19 October 2021

New Digital Identity Bill – Digital Identity System expands to States and private sector

The Commonwealth proposes to expand its digital identity system to allow greater participation by States, Territories and the private sector in order to give more government agencies and...

15 October 2021

Australian Government unveils its Ransomware Action Plan

New mandatory ransomware incident notification requirements for large Australian businesses, new and stronger criminal offences applicable to cybercriminals.

14 October 2021

A spot-fire mentality to Australia’s insolvency laws is still not the answer

On the 2 August 2021 Treasury released a consultation paper titled ‘Helping Companies Restructure by Improving Schemes of Arrangement.

29 September 2021

GBP/USD LIBOR transition in Australian loan documents

In early 2021, the requirement to transition all GBP LIBOR loans to risk-free rates (“RFRs”) by 31 December 2021 seemed an almost impossible prospect.

24 September 2021

Out with the old, in with the new: Corporate Plans for ASIC and APRA

Each of these publications confirm a widely predicted change in ASIC’s strategic direction away from the hard-line enforcement approach which emerged following the Financial Services Royal Commission.

03 September 2021

The makings of a successful CCIV regime: release of CCIV Mark II

CCIV Mark II deals with the major stumbling blocks which had held back the CCIV from successful implementation.

27 August 2021

ACCC merger reforms: more revolution than evolution

The ACCC has just unveiled its long-awaited merger reform proposals.

27 August 2021

A National Code goes local: Victoria’s 2021 COVID rent relief scheme

Victoria has just enacted the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 (Regulations) putting a 2021 spin on rent relief.

26 August 2021

What's the deal with merger reform? A deep dive into the perceived problem and possible solutions

With the current mergers test squarely on the ACCC’s reform agenda, we examine the background to the current debate and ask whether it is the substantive legal test...

24 August 2021

FAR reaching consequences for super trustees

The Financial Accountability Regime is the Government’s proposed extension of the existing Banking Executive Accountability Regime to cover all APRA regulated entities.

16 August 2021

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