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Insolvency Law webinar Wednesday 26 July 6.15 -7pm

Wish to broaden your knowledge or specialise in a new field of law? Adelaide Law School’s Insolvency Law webinar will answer all your questions about our new Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law. This new program will address the role of insolvency law, the process and legislative framework of insolvency practice in Australia, with electives covering international, […]

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ASIC Report 512 – Regulation of Corporate Finance

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’) hosted a Corporate Finance Liason meeting in Adelaide on 7 March 2017, along with similar meetings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, to discuss Report 512, encapsulating the last six months of regulation of public corporate finance activity in Australia.

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The new Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law addresses the ASIC Insolvency Practice Rules accreditation requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the role of Insolvency Law and the process and legislative framework of insolvency practice in Australia. Australian insolvency law regulates the position of companies which are in financial distress and are unable to pay or provide for all […]

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The ASIC Registers and Privatisation: Should the Registers be run for profit?

In an article on Wednesday 14 September Anthony Klan, in the Australian, notes that businesses pay the government approximately $660m in filing fees to lodge material with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’) Registers, and the government charges $60m per year to the public for access to those records.  The ASIC Annual Report for […]

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FactCheck: does ASIC already have the powers of a royal commission and more?

Labor has promised to set up a Royal Commission into the banking sector if elected. The Government says this is unnecessary: ASIC already has the powers of a Royal Commission. In this article for The Conversation, Anna Olijnyk explains the differences between ASIC’s powers and those of a Royal Commission. Click here to read Anna’s […]

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It’s not Fair!’: The Duty of Fairness and the Corporate Regulator

In the current edition of the Sydney Law Review, Dr Suzanne Le Mire examines the duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The following is an abstract of the article: The duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was scrutinised in the decisions of the […]

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Reforms Needed to the Duties of Government Litigants

Adelaide Law School academics, Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Dr Suzanne Le Mire, recently made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s public inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements. This inquiry has been asked to examine the critical issue of ‘Australia’s system of civil dispute resolution, with a focus on constraining costs and promoting access to justice […]

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Adelaide Law School Submission on the Performance of ASIC

A group of corporate law scholars at the Adelaide Law School recently made a submission about the performance of ASIC to the Senate Economic References Committee. The Committee’s wide-ranging inquiry was called as a consequence of disquiet about the way ASIC handled whistleblowers who had revealed conduct within the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning arm. Dr […]

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Insolvency Regulation proposals: casting a careful Eye

IN THIS COLUMN WE GIVE SPACE TO OUR GUEST BLOGGER WHO GOES BY THE AVATAR OF ‘THE EYE’. He also writes for the Insolvency Law Bulletin (LexisNexis). Here he reflects on the Christmas reading provided by the Government’s response to its consultation on Insolvency Practitioner Reform (Treasury,15  December 2011), and subjects a well-known journalist’s instant reaction to careful […]

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An advertised post: ASIC Commissioner (Insolvency)

  ASIC on 20th October announced that Michael Dwyer, was retiring as Commissioner after three busy years. Mr Dwyer’s experience in the insolvency industry has coincided with the GFC, and with the Senate Inquiry into Liquidators, Administrators. Like the ASIC Chair, we pay tribute to Mr Dwyer’s efforts (particularly as a former Adelaide practitioner) and […]

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