Corporation law

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Report

Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry

In this report, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services concurs with the findings of numerous previous reviews: namely, that class actions, when working as originally intended, should facilitate access to justice, discourage wrongdoing, and promote the efficient and effective use of court...
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Corporate crime in Australia: the extent of the problem

This is the first study to comprehensively examine the frequency, nature and context of offending by Australian corporations. While similar studies have been conducted in other countries, particularly the United States, the extent to which Australian corporations offend—and whether they do so across multiple regulatory...
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Multinational tax: the OECD’s Pillar One proposal

This paper seeks to provide background information about the OECD’s attempts to provide countries with a greater share of tax from multinationals that have a significant economic presence, but a limited, or no, physical presence in that country (broadly known as the Pillar One proposal).
Report

Governance through a crisis: lessons from COVID-19

Reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on board practices and processes, the insights in this report have been drawn from interviews and roundtables with directors and company secretaries, as well as a survey of Australian Institute of Company Directors members.
Commentary

The revenge of Billy Hughes

A century after the one-time attorney-general’s legislation was shot down by the Privy Council, Australia’s new criminal cartel law is up and running.
Report

Addressing illegal phoenix activity

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Phoenix Taskforce to combat illegal phoenix activities.
Report

Barriers to prosperity: Red tape and the regulatory state in Australia

This paper sets out the size and nature of Australia’s red tape problem and describes the opportunities available to policymakers to boost economic growth without further calls on the Australian taxpayer.
Report

Risky Business: The majority of Australia’s largest super funds disclose no consideration of climate risk

Market Forces’ latest research has found that 82 of Australia’s 100 largest superannuation funds disclose inadequate or no tangible evidence that they have considered the impact of climate risk on their investment portfolios.
Guide

Pro bono legal work: a guide for in-house corporate lawyers

This guide provides detailed insights for the in-house profession, and includes case studies of pro bono legal services provided by some of Australia’s top organisations and guidance on how to create an effective in-house pro bono program.
Report

‘Lifting the fear and suppressing the greed’: penalties for white-collar crime and corporate and financial misconduct in Australia

On 25 November 2015, the Senate referred the matter of inconsistencies and inadequacies of current criminal, civil and administrative penalties for corporate and financial misconduct or white-collar crime to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report. The terms of reference were as follows: (a)...