Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 (Cth) Update: What Does it Mean?

‘Blowing the whistle’ – after a lengthy consultation phase, the draft Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 (Cth) (Bill) is currently before Parliament having gone through two readings. The aim of the Bill is to create a comprehensive and concise whistleblower protection regime within the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) that extends to the private sector and, in particular, to the corporate, financial and credit industries. Is your corporation, and more importantly are your staff, ready for the changes?

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Foreign Bribery (Part Three): Is the New Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill the Last Piece of the Puzzle?

Foreign Bribery…can impede economic development by skewing competition…[it] corrodes good governance and undermines the rule of law” (the Senate). In part three, we discuss why the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 (Cth) ( Bill) came into effect, whether the Bill puts Australia on an equal footing to combat foreign bribery in the international arena, and whether there is room for improvement or amendment.

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Modern Slavery (Part Two): How to Position your Business to Comply

In a global marketplace, businesses risk reputational damage and losing consumer confidence and market share if they are found to have modern slavery practices within their business or supply chains. But there are some simple steps that can help business prepare for the passage of the Australian modern slavery legislation.

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