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‘Consumer’ threshold increased to $100,000 - is your business ready?

Australia - July 5 2021 Suppliers of higher value goods and services will be subject to consumer laws from 1 July 2021; more businesses to benefit from increased protections…

Scott Bouvier, Caroline Coops, Carmen Gawthorpe, Patrick Gunning, Wayne Leach, Peta Stevenson, Jessica Waters

Privacy reform across the ditch: New Zealand Privacy Act commencing soon

Australia, New Zealand - November 9 2020 We are now less than a month away from a new privacy law in New Zealand. The Privacy Act 2020 (NZ) (the NZ Privacy Act), which commences on 1 December…

Patrick Gunning, John Swinson

Freeing up lending - overhaul of responsible lending obligations

Australia - September 25 2020 On Friday 25 September 2020 the Treasurer Mr Josh Frydenberg announced significant reforms to the responsible lending obligations in the National…

Ian Paterson 1, Hal Bolitho, Evie Bruce, Kate Jackson-Maynes, Dale Rayner, Moira Saville

Financial Services Royal Commission Draft Legislation - A lot to do before 30 June 2020

Australia - February 4 2020 On Friday the Treasurer released for consultation a raft of proposals to implement 24 of the Government’s responses to recommendations of the…

Jim Boynton

Say hello to AFCA, your new EDR Scheme

Australia - November 1 2018 After a year of consultation, reforms to Australia’s financial services external dispute resolution schemes have come into effect - these will apply…

Mizu Ardra