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May 4, 2018  

Episode 38: Van Le

Van Le, Director of Innovation and Strategy at Xinja, was a guest at ASIC's Annual Forum in March 2018. She made time to join us on our podcast to discuss open banking.

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April 30, 2018  

Episode 37: Scott Farrell on open banking

Scott Farrell, Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, joins ASIC SEL Michael Saadat on the podcast to discuss open banking.

Scott headed up the Australian government's review into open banking and was asked to recommend the most appropriate model for open banking in Australia. 

April 23, 2018  

Episode 36: ASIC’s Stretch RAP

On 17 April 2018, ASIC launched its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan. On this episode, we're joined by Danille Abbott, Chair of ASIC's RAP Strategic Committee and RAP Working Group and descendant of the Wirlomen Noongar people, to talk about the goals of the stretch RAP and ASIC's commitment to reconciliation.

April 18, 2018  

Episode 35: Ian Yates

Ian Yates, Chief Executive of the Council of the Ageing Australia, joins ASIC Deputy Chair Peter Kell on the podcast to discuss preparing financially for retirement.

Visit ASIC's MoneySmart website for more information on retirement income planning.  

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April 12, 2018  

Episode 34: Mark McCrindle

Social researcher Mark McCrindle joins the podcast to discuss home ownership and the changing Australian dream, which was a topic of discussion at ASIC's 2018 Annual Forum.

March 28, 2018  

Episode 33: Close the Gap

On 16 March 2018, ASIC held a Close the Gap event featuring two leading Indigenous entrepreneurs:

  • Liam Ridgeway, co-founder of Ngakkan Nyaagu (NGNY), an Indigenous digital enterprise
  • Jasmin Herro, founder of Outback Global, a leading Indigenous supplier of workwear

The Close the Gap campaign aims to create equality in health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This campaign also measures progress in economic development and employment, and these aspects were the focus of ASIC's event.

Liam and Jasmin were also kind enough to speak on our podcast after the event. In the episode, you will hear from Liam and Jasmin about how and why they started their businesses and what impact they seek to have as Indigenous entrepreneurs.

March 16, 2018  

Episode 32: Add-on insurance

ASIC Senior Executive Leader Michael Saadat joins the podcast to discuss add-on insurance, and ASIC's work to shine a light on poor practice, remediation outcomes, and efforts to protect consumers in the future.

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February 5, 2018  

Episode 31: Conflicts of interest in financial advice

ASIC Senior Executive Leader Jo Bird joins the podcast to talk about the results of Report 562: Financial advice: vertically integrated institutions and conflicts of interest, a new report into conflicts of interest in financial advice at the biggest financial institutions in Australia.

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January 19, 2018  

Episode 30: Risk management systems

ASIC Senior Manager Tim Walker joins the podcast to discuss Regulatory Guide 259, the importance of well-implemented risk management systems, and ASIC's expectations in this area.


October 26, 2017  

Episode 29: ASIC’s Annual Report

ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft joins the podcast to discuss ASIC's Annual Report for 2016-17.