Business & Law

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The board mebership of financial companies is coming under increased scrutiny in the wake of the banking royal commission - and rightly so.

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Officers below board level are increasingly coming into the crosshairs of the the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, but it remains to be seen what punishments will be handed down if crimes are deemed to have taken place. 

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Australia may be celebrating 103 quarters without a recession, but the figures may not be quite as rosy as they first appear.

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It is time the government used more accurate language so we can have a realistic debate about its plans for our personal information, write Katharine Kemp and David Vaile.

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A corporate tax cut might not bring the riches some supporters suggest, says Professor Peter Swan from the UNSW Business School.

 

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The RBA's assessment of the average household's financial position with regards to hugely popular interest only loans could be masking a big problem for the Australian economy.

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to negotiate a better international system for protecting refugees and migrants is analysed in a new policy brief from the Kaldor Centre at UNSW Law.

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While slavery may seem a remote concept, we often unwittingly benefit via the clothes we buy, the food we eat and the companies we invest in, writes Justine Nolan.

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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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While US President Donald Trump is now being advised by a heterodox economist, the effects of the ongoing trade war with China may take time to become evident.

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