- Professor Jenny Buchan, UNSW – Is Australia’s franchise law fit for purpose?
This project was conducted as part of the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation (CLMR) internship program. It uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms to analyse news media on the Banking Royal Commission (BRC); in doing so, the research contributes to understandings of the BRC news coverage, and the strengths and limitations of using NLP on news media data.
On the 1st of October 2019 the CLMR and AHRI co-hosted an event with Deloitte: “Measuring Effectiveness of Actions Taken to Address Modern Slavery - Challenges and Opportunities”.
The event featured Associate Professor Justine Nolan (UNSW Law), Professor Stephen Frenkel (UNSW Business) and Morgan Ellis (Senior ESG Analyst, MSCI); chaired by Dr Hannah Harris (Macquarie Law).
Paul Dobson (Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte) opened the event, which had over 40 attendees from industry, academia and NGO organisations.
The CLMR in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills hosted a distinguished panel of speakers on Thursday 21st to discuss the complex distinction between the provision of general and personal financial advice. In particular, the panel considered the court’s approach to this question in the recent Federal Court decision, ASIC v Westpac  FCA 2078.
On Tuesday 26th February, UNSW Alumni were treated to a special Legal Hour event that provided attendees with critical insight into the recommendations and potential effects of the recently handed-down Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Hosted by the CLMR and MinterEllison more than 130 professionals attended the event, with almost another 200 on the waiting list.
- Registration and networking: 4:00pm
- Presentation and panel: 4:45pm to 6:30pm
- Canapés and networking: 6:30 pm to 7:30pm