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Experts agree bank conduct could be criminal

Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith, director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at the University of New South Wales, commenting on Royal Commission into banks and super funds charging customers fees for no service.
“Under the Commonwealth Criminal Code and state law, fraud can involve reckless deception of another, the client, with the intention to gain a financial advantage with maximum penalties of up to 10 years in jail,” Professor Kingsford Smith said.

UNSW Law and Business alumna appointed CEO of Macquarie Group

UNSW Law and Business alumna Shemara Wikramanayake has been named the next chief executive of Australia’s biggest investment bank, Macquarie Group.

Ingram Visiting Fellow finds international environmental law more boon than bane for developing countries

The leading authority on international environmental and global climate change law has rejected prevailing criticism, saying that developing countries have benefited from international legal protections.

In the fifth biennial Ingram Lecture at UNSW Sydney, Professor Daniel Bodansky said that international environmental law was not a threat to developing countries and he had come to “praise international environmental law, not to bury it”.

UN delivers strong rebuke to Australian government on women’s rights

This week, the United Nations handed down its recommendations from its review of Australia’s compliance with the women’s rights treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The UN delivered a scathing critique of Australia’s failures to protect and promote the rights of women and girls.

University students aren’t reporting sexual assault, and new guidelines don’t address why

Guidelines for how universities should respond to student sexual assault and sexual harassment released late last week fail to address the reason so many students don’t actually report their experiences.

Strong performance by UNSW Law in world subject rankings

UNSW Sydney’s Faculty of Law performed well in the latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

Opinion: My Health Record: the case for opting out

Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.

Voting age should be lowered to 16, law expert argues

Professor George Williams, says 16 and 17-year-old should have the option to vote.

UN set to review Australia’s record on women’s rights – and may find it wanting

Australia’s record on women’s rights is being reviewed by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Geneva on July 2-3.

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