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ASIC's plan to have enforcement staff work in banks is an important shift in oversight, says UNSW Professor Pamela Hanrahan from UNSW Business School. Tougher penalties for misconduct might be next.

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The impact of ASIC and APRA's response to the findings of the banking royal commission could be a gamechanger in 2018.

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It seems ASIC and the Director of Public Prosecutions will have no lack of evidence to pursue civil penalties and criminal cases. The bigger issue is what charges to go with.

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Professor Pamela Hanrahan and Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith are among the experts who will advise the panel investigating ASIC’s enforcement powers.

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To protect financially vulnerable Australians we need to improve financial resilience skills and ensure payday lending regulations are both strong and enforced, write Kristy Muir, Fanny Salignac and Rebecca Reeve. 

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The proposed takeover of David Jones by the South African-based Woolworths highlights problems with Australian regulations, writes Michael Peters.

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It is not sufficient for boards to merely rely on the existence of company insider-trading policies as a defensive mechanism, write Tim L'Estrange and Michael Legg.  

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Hancock Prospecting's financial reporting practices are questionable, but what is more disconcerting is how little ASIC does to enforce the reporting requirements of the Corporations Act, writes Jeffrey Knapp.

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There is no excuse for the pattern of black holes in the financial records of Australian companies, including online betting companies, writes Jeffrey Knapp.

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It is difficult not to agree with ASIC's call for calm over the hysteria surrounding high frequency trading, writes Mike Aitken.

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