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Compliance Forums

March 14 @ 9:30 am - March 22 @ 3:35 pm AEDT

Registrations are now open for the latest round of GRC Solutions’ popular Financial Services Compliance Forums, which will be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne in March.

Compliance Forums provide participants with an opportunity to listen to expert presentations, discuss topical regulatory issues relevant to the mutual banking sector, and catch up with colleagues.


Brisbane14 MarchKarstens, Level 24/215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Sydney15 MarchKarstens, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
Adelaide21 MarchKarstens, 19 Young Street, Adelaide
Melbourne22 MarchKarstens, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne

Cost: $300* Per attendee.
*Discounts apply for Compliance Package Subscribers.

The Forums will run between 9:30am (note the earlier start time) and 3:35pm, with lunch included.


GRC Solutions presentation – Regulatory developments


•              FS Royal Commission – implications for lenders

•              Credit card lending – ASIC expectations

•              ASIC scrutiny of CCI

•              ASIC review of IDR, reporting requirements       

•              Comprehensive Credit Reporting update

•              Open Banking framework takes shape

Presenter: Michael Funston, Senior Lawyer & Manager, GRC Solutions

Ash St. presentation – Financial Services Royal Commission


•              Practical Governance Compliance and Regulation insights from the FS Royal Commission

•              The Year Ahead – Regulation change overview; key areas to consider when planning for the year ahead

Presenter: Samantha Carroll, Director Governance Compliance and Regulation

AUSTRAC – Risk Assessment Review


•              AUSTRAC representatives will present on the AML/CTF regulator’s recent mutual banking sector risk assessment 

Presenter: TBA


Michael Funston
Michael is a Senior Lawyer and Manager with GRC Solutions. Prior to commencing his current employment with GRC Solutions in July 2017, he was manager of the Legal & Compliance business unit of the Customer Owned Banking Association for ten years. Michael will provide his usual round-up of key regulatory developments impacting the mutual sector.

Samantha Carroll
We are delighted to announce that Samantha Carroll, Director Governance Compliance Regulation at Ash St., will provide her perspectives on the Financial Service Royal Commission Final Report and an overview of impending regulation changes. Samantha is a governance, compliance and regulation expert with 10 years’ experience in the Governance and Compliance division of a top-tier law firm, and three years as the Head of Compliance for a mid-tier bank. There’s more about Samantha and her colleagues on the Ash St site here.

AUSTRAC representatives
Following well-received presentations to our February/March 2018 Compliance Forums, AUSTRAC has agreed to present again this year. AUSTRAC representatives will discuss the regulator’s recently-completed Risk Assessment for the mutual banking sector. The Assessment report is expected to be released shortly. Details of who from AUSTRAC will speak in each location will be provided in due course.


For information about costs and to register, please email bill.tarrant@grcsolutions.com.au


March 14 @ 9:30 am
March 22 @ 3:35 pm