Morning mail: Macquarie Bank under scrutiny for alleged misconduct | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 21 May. Top stories Macquarie Bank wrongly withheld $875,000 from a Sydney couple after using “not unusual” practices that prompted allegations of forgery and misconduct. As the royal commission on banking this week turns …

Banking royal commission: financial advice groups under scrutiny – live | Australia news

2.15am BST02:15 Asic has taken on only six civil penalty proceedings against licensees since 2013. Four of them were commenced this year. Orr wants to know why. “You can only use civil penalty proceedings to address conduct that occurred after [2013] so there needs to be a period in which …

Cryptocurrencies get AUSTRAC anti-money laundering and terrorism funding scrutiny

Cryptocurrencies get AUSTRAC anti-money laundering and terrorism funding scrutiny

Updated April 11, 2018 13:49:06 Cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Australia will now come under the scrutiny of Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, and be monitored for money-laundering and terrorism funding activities. The new law gives AUSTRAC the powers to police digital currency exchanges (DCEs) trading in a variety of crypto …

Australian ivory trade’s role in encouraging poaching to come under scrutiny

Australian ivory trade’s role in encouraging poaching to come under scrutiny

Posted April 05, 2018 05:41:01 Photo: Senator Singh says as long as the ivory trade continues so will poaching. (Reuters: Thomas Mukoya) Related Story: Last male northern white rhino dies, leaving species on the brink of extinction Australian trade in ivory items could be encouraging poachers and contributing to scores …

Ball-tampering scandal: Cricket Australia under mounting scrutiny over team culture

Ball-tampering scandal: Cricket Australia under mounting scrutiny over team culture

Updated April 01, 2018 18:03:04 Pressure is building on Cricket Australia (CA) as the cheating scandal moves into a second week — with suggestions more heads could roll. It has already claimed the scalps of three Australian players including captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and coach Darren Lehmann — …

Tasmanian Government agrees to scrutiny on proposed gun law policy

Tasmanian Government agrees to scrutiny on proposed gun law policy

Updated March 25, 2018 14:25:01 The Tasmanian Government has agreed to open up controversial gun law reform to scrutiny by the state’s Upper House, as pressure is applied to the Prime Minister to stop the proposed changes. Tasmania’s Police Minister Michael Ferguson has confirmed the State Government will support a …

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

Posted March 22, 2018 13:18:58 Photo: The NT Government will not refer several pieces of new legislation, including ones allowing police auxiliaries to patrol bottle shops, to a scrutiny committee. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: NT to increase bottle shop patrols amid spike in alcohol-fuelled violence Related Story: NT …