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13 Sep ASIC defends its Westpac appeal

Alex Druce - AAP - Friday 13 September ASIC listened to calls from distressed debtors and spoke with various consumer advocacy groups but Federal MPs have suggested the regulator still doesn't have enough evidence to justify its appeal of a responsible lending judgement. ASIC told MPs on...

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13 Sep Tension over ASIC court bid

Alex Druce - The Daily Telegraph - Friday 13 September THE corporate watchdog says it is acting in the interests of the “broader economy” in appealing the Federal Court’s decision to throw out a responsible lending lawsuit against Westpac.   But Federal MPs have questioned whether the regulator...

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06 Sep A looming test for Hong Kong

David Crowe - The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday 06 September   The past few years have been so volatile in federal politics it is easy to forget the moment Australia stumbled toward a deal with China it would have deeply regretted. Years of work went into an...

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06 Sep Cbus’ climate change quotas queried

Joanna Mather - The Australian Financial Review - Friday 06 September   Liberal Senator James Paterson has questioned the use of an "artificial quota" to decide how much a superannuation fund invests in climate change-related initiatives. Construction industry fund Cbus has announced it will direct 1 per cent of its...

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21 Aug Uni crisis talks as China espionage fears grow

Wednesday 21 August - The Australian Financial Review - Phillip Coorey Education department officials as well as national security and cybersecurity experts will meet university representatives on Wednesday to thrash out guidelines governing collaborative research, amid government concerns over growing Chinese encroachment. Senior sources said the government...

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