Tag: Australia

#ASIC – Why not litigate?

#ASIC – Why not litigate?

| April 5, 2019

Because it could very well expose your shortcomings.  Securities regulators around the world should be paying close attention to a potentially very concerning situation evolving in Australia, writes Colin Stevens. The recent sweeping reforms of the Hayne Royal Commission have found many deficiencies in the Australian financial system and have recommended that the Australian Securities […]

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EU to strengthen co-operation with #Australia on private sector investment and infrastructure, #ClimateAction and #GenderEquality

EU to strengthen co-operation with #Australia on private sector investment and infrastructure, #ClimateAction and #GenderEquality

| March 7, 2019

International Development and Co-operation Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured), arrived in Australia on 6 March for a two-day visit. On this occasion, the Commissioner said: “The EU and Australia are working closely to meet shared global responsibilities. We must fight against poverty and team up to catalyse private sector engagement for development, build up climate resilience, […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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Leaders gather in Brussels for milestone meeting on #Australia relations

Leaders gather in Brussels for milestone meeting on #Australia relations

| November 21, 2018

Key European and Australian leaders from government, business, media, education and civil society have gathered in Brussels this week to take part in the 2018 EU-Australia Leadership Forum. This is the first time that the prestigious five-day Forum has been hosted in Europe.   The Forum is a cornerstone event of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum project […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini pays official visit to #Australia

High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini pays official visit to #Australia

| August 10, 2018

On 8 August, Federica Mogherini (pictured) visited Australia for the first time in her capacity as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission. While in Sydney, she met with Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia. They discussed bilateral issues, such as the recently launched negotiations on […]

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High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini on official visit to New Zealand and Australia

High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini on official visit to New Zealand and Australia

| August 8, 2018

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini (pictured) has on 7 and 8 August travelled to Wellington and Sydney for her first visits to New Zealand and Australia in her current role. Both visits will provide an opportunity for the High Representative/Vice-President to take stock of the excellent state of EU-New Zealand and EU-Australia relations respectively, to address […]

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