Assurance & Risk

Beware of COVID-19 frauds and scams

Organised crime has been quick to respond, mounting large scale orchestrated campaigns to defraud banking customers, preying on fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.

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Stay safe. Our IT systems could be the lifeblood of our organisation

The next period of remote working conditions will be a challenge, so it is important you are not caught up in the commotion of the situation and compromise the safety and security of your IT systems.

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Climate risk reporting: a vital part of business sustainability

Increasingly investors, regulators, and other major stakeholders are demanding organisations to report their exposure to climate-related financial risks.

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Santa keeps up with the times. An important interview with Chief Elf Bruce

It seems like every year something arises which challenges the spirit of Christmas. Most are handled with aplomb by Santa and his magical elves but every now and again something comes along which requires a major change in the way the jolly fellow operates.

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Second time lucky? The re-introduction of anti-bribery reforms.

The Bill represents the latest commitment by the Government to address Australia’s obligations under the OECD Foreign Bribery Convention, and make it easier for Australian prosecutors to prosecute foreign bribery.

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New Complaints on the Block

The Australian financial services market must adapt to the increasing pressures from consumer expectations and complaints handling is a key area for ASIC to inspire renewed faith in the market.

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Increasing complexity in regulation driving a boardroom seat for General Counsel

Today’s organisations are facing a more complex regulatory environment, changing demands from shareholders and a razor sharp focus on trust, integrity and culture.

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In the restaurant business – adapt to survive and thrive

When the Hotel Steyne in Manly sold for the eye-watering sum of $60 million earlier this year, heads turned in the hospitality industry.

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How much is your personal identity worth?

Have you ever stopped to think about the value of your personal identity if it was stolen?  You may be surprised at the answer.

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Solving Australia’s Cyber Skills Shortage? the right training is a good beginning

At a time where digital transformation is making individuals, businesses and governments increasingly vulnerable to cyber-crime, Australia has a severe cyber security skills shortage.

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Front-end your humility, and other lessons learned from audit

Trust in institutions has plunged over the past twenty years. The community’s belief in political structures, in banks, in religious institutions, in corporations – has dropped. In the corporate world…

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Bank fraud, and wider financial scams are on the up – and Australia is badly hit.

The inaugural KPMG Global Banking Fraud Survey has found that 61 percent of banks have reported an increase in external fraud in value and volume over the past three years.

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What scams abound, comes around

Back in 2016 we highlighted a scam in Australia favoured by external fraudsters that appears to involve organised criminal elements. We’re still seeing variants of this fraud some of which are succeeding.

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