director identity number

Australia’s response to money laundering and terrorist financing – a Bill for a Bill

The Australian parliament’s response to a 2016 recommendation to introduce law to counter money laundering and terrorist financing – by …

Gold company director cards?

Directors of companies will finally have an easy way of keeping their company details up to date when the director …

MYEFO 2019-20 – ASIC, phoenixing and ‘journalists’

The government’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook 2019-20 has these interesting items about access to ASIC’s registers, unlawful phoenixing and …

Directors’ identities, their home addresses, and more

With Australia having just closed its consultation on allowing company directors to have a director identity number (DIN), it is …

Consultation on director identity numbers – responses by 17 August 2018

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Australian government announced that it would modernise the Australian Business Register (ABR) and the ASIC …

ASIC’s fees – how high and counter-productive

The article in the Australian newspaper of 2 July 2018, although typically low-brow in its heading – how ASIC gouges …

ASIC and the PJC – hellholes, law enforcement, identity, funding, and more

Here are some selected snippets from the transcript of the PJC hearing oversighting ASIC, of 27 October 2017, the last …

Black Economy Taskforce: Consultation Paper

The Black Economy Taskforce has released a discussion paper outlining a number of additional policy ideas which draw on its …

Director charades continued

After giving directors the benefit of protection from liability for insolvent trading, through the ‘safe harbour reforms’, the government has …

“Straw directors”? no kidding!

The federal government is putting through laws that would give directors of companies greater latitude to incur debts that cannot …

NZ insolvency reform – gift cards, director identity numbers, voidable transactions, Ponzi schemes, and more

New Zealand does well in its insolvency law reform, partly assisted by not being a federation (no Linc Energy surprises), …

Director identity numbers, and their frequent flyer equivalents

Among all the numerous recommendations the government has received about corporate insolvency reform, one has now been made three times …