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The Federal Court decision by Justice Beach in the Myer Holdings Ltd securities class action confirmed that shareholders affected by continuous disclosure…

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) this morning was unsuccessful in Federal Court proceedings it commenced in December 2018 seeking to…

Litigation against financial services entities (commenced by both regulators and individuals) is rapidly increasing in Australia. This is in part a result…

The High Court of Australia has today ruled, in a unanimous joint decision, that the Commissioner of Taxation may use documents subject to legal…

The Federal Government has released, for comment, draft legislation extending unfair contract terms regime to insurance contracts...

The focus on corporate conduct and enforcement continues with the announcement by the Federal Government of a review into Australia’s white-collar crime…

On 18 February 2019, the Commonwealth parliament passed amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) intended to facilitate individuals,…

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On 14 February 2019, the Senate passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018 which very…

On 4 February 2019, the Government publicly released Commissioner Hayne’s Final Report (Report) in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking…

Draft legislation intended to strengthen penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct has passed the Senate and is poised to pass the House of…

The Queensland Government has today announced that in August it will introduce legislation to allow class actions to be conducted in the State’s Courts.