The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) plans to sever its three-decade relationship with the bank bill swap rate (BBSW) amid ongoing rigging allegations and an increasingly complex benchmark setting process. Read More
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission is formally investigating dairy processing giant Murray Goulburn over its corporate disclosure practices after its shock downgrades to profits and its farmgate milk price led to the sudden resignation of chief executive Gary Helou. Read More
Systemic criminal activity in the finance, insurance and real estate sectors has placed the livelihoods of consumers at risk, while authorities are aware but do nothing to stop it, a report from financial thinktank, LF Economics, says. Read More
Tennis Australia are to beef up their integrity unit to fight corruption in the sport after their showcase tournament was blighted earlier this year by allegations of global inaction to combat it. Read More
The federal government has said it will implement the majority of the recommendations of a Senate committee report that called for major changes to the treatment of bitcoin and similar digital currencies. Read More
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) has thrown its support behind recommendations by the federal Attorney-General’s Department aimed at strengthening anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) legislation. Read More
Australia on Friday proposed changes to simplify its anti money-laundering and terrorism financing laws, notably extending the regulations to include intermediaries and professions currently not required to report suspicious transactions. Read More
Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, today welcomed recommendations to simplify and modernise legislation to protect our economy from serious and organised crime and terrorism financing. Read More
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