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January 5, 2020

Happy New Year!

Managing Director Naomi Burley and our Regulatory expert Carole Ferguson look at obligations around complaints handling and future obligations of RG 165.

Regulatory Guide 165 as it was 2018.

When the new RG 165 is released it will posted on this page. 

December 19, 2019

This article was originally published in the Summer Edition of the GRC Professional Magazine

“I’d had plenty of tough times as head of Australia’s competition regulator for twelve years, including being called a Nazi and being relentlessly attacked by big business. This...

December 19, 2019

MD Naomi Burley and the our resident regulatory expert Carole Ferguson look at the grey areas between personal and general advice and the reason why compliance should be more involved.

ASIC action on general and personal advice

Public perception of financial advice

December 19, 2019

This month, the Australian Prudential regulator announced it would be delaying consultation on product responsibility proposed in the extension of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR).

In a letter to industry, APRA wrote, “At this stage, APRA is reviewing...

December 12, 2019

This article was originally published in the Conference Edition of the GRC Professional Magazine.

Before Adele Ferguson’s hotly-anticipated book, Banking Bad, was available in stores at the start of August, the GRC Professional Magazine was able to catch up with her to...

December 9, 2019

The same week the Government announced the reintroduction of mandatory comprehensive reporting back into parliament, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released an updated version on their responsible lending guidance.

In an official stateme...

December 9, 2019

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced proceedings against the Tasmanian Ports Corporation (TasPorts), its first case to be tried under the amended misuse of market power provisions.

The ACCC alleges that TasPorts sought to prevent Engag...

December 9, 2019


The GRC Professional Podcast spoke Managing Director Naomi Burley about the first ever Point Of View session done in partnership with Deloitte last week Wednesday.

This session featured ASIC's Mark Adams to get the regulator's view and their own involvement with the Re...

December 9, 2019

Last week saw the re-introduction of mandatory comprehensive credit reporting into Parliament.

A statement from the Government said that the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Credit Reporting and other Measures) Bill 2019 introduces:

  • A new cate...

December 5, 2019

Many risk and compliance professionals will be familiar with the three lines of defence model, deployed with often varying degrees of rigour and success in many organisations.

Recently, Commissioner Karen Chester from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission...

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