Region: Australia

Australian judges want federal anti-corruption body to have independent powers

23 January 2019

“Glacial pace” of anti-corruption reform sparks frustration in Australia

Government inaction on two long-awaited pieces of legislation has irritated some in Australia’s legal community as the anti-corruption reforms drift further away from the political agenda.

22 January 2019

ASIC foresees lengthy courtroom battles with banks

21 January 2019

Former Leighton Holdings CFO convicted

11 December 2018

Australian banks covered $44m costs of benchmark-rigging probe

Australia’s embattled corporate regulator has clawed back the costs of its investigation into alleged benchmark rigging by the country’s big four banks.

10 December 2018

Securency guilty plea and A$20m fine revealed in Australia’s biggest foreign bribery case

Bank note manufacturers Securency and Note Printing Australia pleaded guilty in 2011 to charges that the companies conspired to bribe to foreign officials, Australia’s central bank announced on Wednesday.

28 November 2018

ASIC chair welcomes proposal for independent oversight body

23 November 2018

UBS Securities fined in Australia

20 November 2018

BHP resolves Australian tax-avoidance case

Anglo-Australian miner BHP has ended a tax-avoidance dispute with the Australian Taxation Office by agreeing to a A$529 million settlement.

19 November 2018

ASIC criticised over fine calculation in BBSW case

08 November 2018

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