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Liquidator reprimanded by ASIC for breaching rules on independence
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-07-01 10:45 pm By Sam Matthews

The corporate regulator has reprimanded a liquidator for “serious” breaches of independence rules, and has directed the insolvency practitioner to refuse appointments until next year. […]

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ASIC sues Mercer Financial over fees for no service conduct
Financial Services 2022-06-30 12:10 pm By Sam Matthews

ASIC has brought court proceedings against wealth manager Mercer Financial Advice, alleging the company charged fees for services it did not provide and made false and misleading representations to thousands of customers.

Court finds sessional academic lecturer an employee, not a contractor
Employment 2022-06-30 5:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In its first decision applying a landmark High Court judgment redefining the test for when a worker is employed, the Federal Court has found a […]

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Origin hit with $17M penalty for disconnecting vulnerable customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-29 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Origin Energy has been hit with a record $17 million penalty for violating its obligation to protect financially vulnerable customers, including by disconnecting the services […]

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ASIC can’t access PwC report at centre of privilege fight with Terracom
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-28 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by the corporate regulator to access an unredacted PricewaterhouseCoopers report commissioned by coal miner TerraCom ahead of a challenge […]

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ACCC goes after Ultra Tune again, this time for contempt of court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-28 5:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ultra Tune is facing contempt of court proceedings for allegedly breaching a judge’s orders and failing to meet the requirements of a court-ordered compliance program, […]

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ASIC triumphs in appeal against payday lenders Cigno, BHF
Appeals 2022-06-28 11:36 am By Sam Matthews

ASIC has won an appeal of a judge’s decision that found Gold Coast-based payday lenders Cigno and BHF did not need a licence to issue […]

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Optus warns of ‘irreversible consequences’ of Telstra, TPG network deal
Telecommunications 2022-06-28 10:06 pm By Sam Matthews

Optus has railed against the proposed network sharing agreement between Telstra and TPG, warning that it spells the return of a communications monopoly in regional […]

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‘Where are our rights?’: ASIC wants to be heard in privilege row over PwC report
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-27 2:57 pm By Sam Matthews

ASIC has renewed its bid to see a PricewaterhouseCoopers report commissioned by TerraCom in order to defend the coal mining company’s appeal of a judgment […]

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Former Sigma Healthcare exec gets 14 months for insider trading
White Collar 2022-06-27 9:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Sigma Healthcare executive has been sentenced to a suspended term of 14 months’ in prison after pleading guilty to trading on insider information. […]

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