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The tricky question of rewarding whistleblowers

11/07/2017

No one should be worse off for blowing the whistle on misconduct and all whistleblowers should have greater access to compensation if they suffer a detriment as a result of their whistleblowing.

That was the view of Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, when addressing a University of Melbourne Whistleblowing seminar in Melbourne in June.

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ASIC widens its fintech ties in Asia

11/07/2017

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has been swiftly growing its list of fintech cooperation agreements with other financial regulators, adding three new agreements in June alone.

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Removing the roadblocks to blockchain technology

11/07/2017

The potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain technology have been attracting plenty of attention recently.

Expecting their use to grow exponentially over time, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released an information sheet (INFO 219) designed to help users meet their regulatory obligations.

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Duplicated reporting removed for ACT charities

11/07/2017

Over 600 charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) no longer have to also report to the ACT government, thanks to a MOU signed between Access Canberra and the ACNC at the end of June.

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PC makes far-reaching recommendations on data availability

13/06/2017

The Productivity Commission (PC) has released its long awaited final report on data availability and use which contains far-reaching recommendations on the future use of data. The report calls for a major change in governance structures around data — ‘changes that deal head-on with the fact that data is increasingly digital, revealing of the activities and preferences of individual people or businesses, and distributed widely in the private sector’

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Preparing your next financial report

13/06/2017

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) warns that the introduction of some major new accounting standards will have the greatest impact on financial reporting since the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in 2005. In a recent media release, it urges directors and management to plan for these new standards and inform investors and other financial report users of the impact on reported results.

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