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The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) was a Centre of Excellence operating from 2011 to 2016 to address fundamental issues affecting the Australian financial industry. CIFR’s mission was to promote financial sector vibrancy, resilience and integrity, supporting Australia as a regional financial centre...
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Taking back control of regulation: managing divergence from EU rules

The United Kingdom has regained its regulatory autonomy, but it remains unclear how the government plans to exercise it. This report explores how divergence from European Union rules could arise, why the government might want to act differently, the consequences this could have and how...
Report

Central bank digital currency and governance: fit for purpose?

Central banks are turning their attention toward central bank digital currency (CBDC) to replace coins and bills and to provide other types of services through digital technology. This paper explores the forces that will affect the implementation of a CBDC.
Discussion paper

Regulations to support the new regime for the conduct of financial institutions

The purpose of this discussion document is to seek feedback on possible regulations to support the new regime for the conduct of financial institutions being developed under the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill.
Briefing paper

Central bank digital currency, design choices, and impacts on currency internationalization

This briefing argues that there is a solid use case for central bank digital currency (CBDC) that justifies the intense interest across multiple jurisdictions. At the same time, establishing the architecture, infrastructure and rules for access to CBDC will entail design choices that are not...
Article

Artificial intelligence: the future of regulation?

The raft of new rules imposed on regulated financial institutions in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has a huge compliance cost. Could artificial intelligence offer efficiency gains?
Report

Mapping integrity—an ACLEI corruption prevention report in partnership with AUSTRAC

This report provides a summation of AUSTRAC’s strategic corruption risk environment and the development of its integrity framework to date. It also considers a proposed action plan or roadmap to assist AUSTRAC to transition to its desired integrity maturity state.
Report

2018-9 AUSTRAC regulator performance framework

This report details the activities AUSTRAC have undertaken in the 2018-19 financial year to work with industry and partner agencies in the development and modernisation of our regulatory approach.
Report

Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology: interim report

Australia has a vibrant and growing FinTech sector, with a significant number of startups and early stage ventures. Australia's RegTech industry is comparatively less well developed. This inquiry is about ensuring the settings are optimal to encourage and support Australian FinTech and RegTech businesses.
Discussion paper

PostBank: filling a void, securing essential services

This discussion paper makes the case for the creation of a public bank in Australia by providing Australia Post with an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) licence, and moving in time to establishing 'PostBank' as a full national savings and loan bank.