NEWS AND MEDIA

Victorian Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence – The Report, Volume 1

Dr Bant’s analysis contained in her submission to the Royal Commission on money laundering was cited at length in The Report, Vol.1.

Read the report, or skip to Dr Bant’s references on page 58, and 175-178.

Is it ‘perfectly legal’ to lie in political advertisements?

Independent federal MP Zali Steggall has proposed legislation to prevent the spreading of falsehoods during federal elections, with her website claiming: “It’s perfectly legal to lie in a political ad.”

Read the ABC’s Fact Check article which weighs in on this idea, with contributions from Professor Jeannie Paterson

Charging dead clients is dishonest. Really? Who knew?

The news that Australia’s financial services regulator will take five AMP group companies to court over them charging life insurance and advice fees to dead people is a wake-up call to corporations.

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Privacy erosion by design: why the Federal Court should throw the book at Google over location data tracking

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has had a significant win against Google. The Federal Court found Google misled some Android users about how to disable personal location tracking. Will this decision actually change the behaviour of the big tech companies? The answer will depend on the size of the penalty awarded in response to the misconduct.

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WA Crown royal commission: No more blissful ignorance of corporate ‘Frankensteins’

The Perth Casino Royal Commission kicks off today. Among other matters, the commissioners will inquire and report on the ‘suitability’ of Crown Resorts and its local subsidiaries to continue to hold a license for Crown Perth.

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Crown, Collingwood and the corporate conscience

The different failures at Crown and Collingwood shows that the law needs to go beyond individuals when holding corporations to account

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More on Crown

Watch: ABC News – The Business: More change is coming for embattled casino giant Crown Resorts and key shareholder James Packer may need to radically reduce his stake.

James Packer might need to sell his Crown stake. Who will buy the tarnished casino giant?

Westpac’s scandal highlights corporate wrongdoing

Australia’s anti money-laundering regulator has accused Westpac of breaching the law of 23 million occasions.

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The Buck Stops Here: Holding banks responsible for dishonest conduct

With 76 recommendations, Commissioner Ken Hayne’s final report into the Australian financial services industry provides a roadmap to hold the sector to account, especially for the ‘fees for no service’ scandal

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Rio Tinto and the Anatomy of Corporate Culpability

Heads have finally rolled over the mining company’s shameful destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelter, but what are the legal implications and how does corporate culture matter?

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Holding Corporations to Account

The slippery concept of corporate guilt too often allows companies off the hook. The law needs reforming

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