Clarifying whistleblower protections and the importance of a robust...

9 August 2019 | Dean Newlan

McGrathNicol’s FCX recently hosted an expert panel comprising Corrs Partner Abby Gill, Griffith University’s Professor AJ Brown, ANZ Whistleblower Program Lead Clare Molan and Head of ASIC’s Office of the Whistleblower...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Insight 9 August 2019
Whistleblower legislation to become law on 1 July 2019

18 March 2019 | Dean Newlan

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 was passed by the House of Representatives on 20 February 2019 and received Royal Assent last week. On becoming law on 1 July 2019 it will introduce...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Insight 18 March 2019
Misconduct in the Banking sector – it’s just not...

8 February 2019 | Dean Newlan

The final report of the ‘Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry’ (universally known as the ‘Banking Royal Commission’) landed with a thud on Monday and will serve...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Governance, Risk & Compliance Insight 8 February 2019
Michael Woodford MBE: a story of loyalty and betrayal...

11 December 2018

In the lead up to International Fraud Awareness Week (12-16 November), McGrathNicol’s Financial Crime Exchange (FCX) hosted over 200 senior executives to hear from Michael Woodford, former Olympus CEO and whistleblower, who...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Insight 11 December 2018
FCX Panel Discussion | The Façade of Fraud

19 November 2018 | Matt Fehon & Caroline Mackinnon

To mark International Fraud Awareness Week, McGrathNicol’s financial crime collaboration hub FCX hosted a series of expert events in our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra offices to discuss experiences and challenges for...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Insight 19 November 2018
Banking Royal Commission highlights cultural issues within Financial Services

28 March 2018 | Dean Newlan

The Banking Royal Commission commenced public hearings in earnest on 13 March 2018 in what the Commissioner, The Hon. Justice Kenneth Hayne has referred to as the Round 1 hearings focusing on “consumer lending practices within...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Insight 28 March 2018
Australia slips further in anti-corruption ratings

6 March 2018 | Dean Newlan

International corruption fighting NGO, Transparency International (TI), released its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on 27 February 2018. The report revealed some worrying trends for Australian business in the context...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Insight 6 March 2018
Forensic Forecast 2018

28 February 2018 | McGrathNicol

Tighter regulation, increased regulatory scrutiny, significant media attention and expectations for greater transparency are balancing the growth ambitions of Government and the business sector. Ultimately, we are seeing the...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Technology Report 28 February 2018
Whistleblower compensation is sorely needed

13 December 2017 | Matt Fehon

I was a teenager working at Walton’s department store when, in 1986, one of Walton’s senior managers discovered that the store’s new owners, the Bond Corporation, had embarked on a creative method of recognising revenue. As...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Media 13 December 2017
Understanding the risks and implications of fraudulent underpayment of...

11 December 2017 | Robin Tarr

A growing number of high profile large Australian companies have been on the receiving end of adverse media attention alleging the deliberate underpayment of employee entitlements. The fallout from these allegations has resulted...

Advisory Financial Crime Exchange Forensic Media 11 December 2017