Assurance & Risk

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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Adopting the principles of integrated reporting: the future is clear

While rebuilding public trust is a long game, business leaders can demonstrate successful progress and outcomes to stakeholders through integrated corporate reporting. Integrated reporting is a concise communication about how…

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Corporate Credit Card fraud is rising so how can we prevent it?

Corporate credit cards are not new. but, surprisingly, we are seeing a significant increase in frauds perpetrated through these cards.

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Connected consumers demand cyber security

With more of people’s lives being transacted, shared, stored online – privacy and security concerns are increasingly coming to the fore.

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Child Safeguarding: Why you must act now to make your organisation Child Safe

Children and young people are the most vulnerable members of society, almost solely dependent on adults to build safe environments.

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Tis the season to be jolly… Jolly cautious that is. I’ve been ‘Spoofed’ and had my data stolen

Tis the season to be jolly… Jolly cautious that is. For those of you who know me and my almost evangelical pursuit of cyber security, this may come as a…

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