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How regtech is changing regulation and compliance

12/04/2017

While its vision remained the same, the way in which the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was approaching regulation was transforming, thanks to advancements in regulatory technology or ‘regtech’, according to ASIC’s chairman Greg Medcraft.

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Proposed insolvency reforms released for consultation

12/04/2017

Governance Institute has welcomed proposed reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws.  The draft legislation released at the end of March by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer.

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13 big questions on NFP financial reporting

12/04/2017

A new issues paper asks some big questions aimed at firing up the debate on how financial reporting and accountability in the not-for-profit (NFP) and charitable sector can be improved. The paper was launched at the end of March by Anglicare Australia, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

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Disruption: The new frontier for governance and risk professionals

12/04/2017

In a recent blog, Tyro Payments executive director Jost Stollman predicts that disruption is the new frontier for governance and risk professionals and warns that for many the very real risk is tardiness in coming to grips with strategic governance in a new era of digital disruption.  He points to the media and advertising industries which have already been turned upside down and now the transformation is moving through the commerce, banking, health and manufacturing sectors making sound governance more challenging than ever.  As Mr Stollman says, no one and no organisation is immune from the fourth industrial revolution of disruption.

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Support for DLT replacement for CHESS

12/04/2017

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) appears to be making good progress in replacing its CHESS system with distributed ledger technology (DLT).

It says no significant concerns about using DLT were raised by respondents to a consultation paper released in September 2016.

‘Respondents were generally supportive of ASX investigating DLT as a potential replacement technology for CHESS,’ ASX says in its recently published summary of feedback it received.

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Australia looking at anti-slavery legislation

08/03/2017

Australian companies may soon have to report on the steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not occurring in their supply chains or other parts of their businesses.

Last month, the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade announced it had begun an inquiry into whether Australia should adopt national legislation to combat modern slavery, comparable to the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).

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