Georgia Wilkins

ASIC

ASIC puts analysts on notice

Georgia Wilkins The corporate regulator warns it is making a further targeted review of analyst research reports, after Newcrest fined $1.2 million.

Asia

ANZ faces calls for compensation over Cambodian sugar plantation deal

Cambodian children work on sugar plantations to earn money for their families.

Georgia Wilkins ANZ is facing calls for compensation over its controversial funding of a Cambodian sugar mill linked to child labour, forced evictions and land grabs.

Courts

Sacked whistleblower sues Pepperstone

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Georgia Wilkins The broker who allegedly blew the whistle on the $7 million ABS insider trading scandal says he was sacked after alerting the regulator to suspicious trades, documents filed in the Federal Court show.

Parachutes tipped to soften National Australia Bank departures

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Georgia Wilkins The high-paid executives set to leave the National Australia Bank following a restructure by new chief executive Andrew Thorburn will not be walking away from the bank empty-handed.

ASIC warns directors they are liable

ASIC is putting dark pool trading under review.

Georgia Wilkins The corporate watchdog has warned directors they bear ultimate responsibility over a company's affairs and will therefore be held to account if anything goes wrong.

Regulation

Prime Trust founder Bill Lewski should be banned from corporate life: ASIC

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Georgia Wilkins The founder of failed retirement village group Prime Trust, Bill Lewski, is "highly likely" to engage in further wrongdoing and should be banned from running companies for the rest of his life, the...

Taxation

Economists call to include food and health in GST

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Georgia Wilkins Senior economists say our tax system is in dire need of reform and a broadening of the GST.

CBA compensation scheme

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Georgia Wilkins 'People have been waiting for years for proper compensation already, so how long is this going to take?'

Panel

Lawyers question CBA's new Commonwealth Financial Planning compensation scheme

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Georgia Wilkins Lawyers representing victims of the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning scandal have questioned the bank’s new compensation scheme, saying it fails to pass the independence test.

Court

Newcrest hit with $1.2 million fine

Georgia Wilkins Newcrest will pay $1.2 million in penalties for breaching continuous disclosure laws after the Federal Court upheld a settlement deal proposed by the miner and the regulator.

Banking

CBA chief signals tough line on Senate fraud report

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Georgia Wilkins Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev has broken his silence over a scathing Senate inquiry report that called for a royal commission on fraud.

Taxation

ATO raises pressure on offshore tax dodgers

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Georgia Wilkins The ATO steps up its surveillance of Australians funnelling money offshore.

Regulation

ASIC in attack on planners

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Georgia Wilkins and Ben Butler The corporate watchdog says it is calling for greater powers to take on executives at the big four.

Banking

ASIC not backing royal commission into CBA scandal

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Georgia Wilkins The corporate regulator has refused to throw its support behind a royal commission into the Commonwealth Bank financial planning scandal, pointing instead to the costs already spent on a Senate...

Evasion

Australia dragging chain on G20's global tax crackdown

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Georgia Wilkins Australia has been accused of delaying global action on tax evasion.

FOFA

Advice industry split on reforms

Treasurer Joe Hockey, Leader of the House Christopher Pyne and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Georgia Wilkins and Clancy Yeates Critics of the government's wind back of financial planning laws are turning to a Senate report out next week.

Regulation

Faced with losing his home, investor calls for changes

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Georgia Wilkins A Timbercorp victim who faces the prospect of losing his home has urged the government to reconsider changes to financial planning laws.

FOFA

Anger as Coalition waters down financial advice laws

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Georgia Wilkins and Clancy Yeates Consumer groups and industry super funds have hit out at the federal government's decision to push ahead with controversial changes to financial advice reforms.

Resources

Newcrest analysts face action over selective analyst briefing scandal

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Georgia Wilkins and Jamie Freed The corporate watchdog is setting its sights on analysts involved in Newcrest's selective briefing scandal, after reaching a $1.

Regulation

Government urged to stay strong on FoFA reforms

Superannuation has been labelled 'inequitable'.

Georgia Wilkins Industry Super Australia has urged the government to resist watering down financial advice reforms ahead of its anticipated announcement as early as this week.