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Vicky Comino

Lecturer in Corporations Law and Regulation of Corporate Misconduct, The University of Queensland

Dr Vicky Comino is a Lecturer at The University of Queensland. Dr Comino's main research area is corporations law, and in particular the regulation of corporate misconduct. Before commencing an academic career, she practised as a solicitor working at Morris Fletcher & Cross (now Minter Ellison Lawyers) in the fields of corporate law, leasing, commercial and residential conveyancing, strata development, securities and opinion work. Over the years, Dr Comino has worked voluntarily for Legal Aid, South Brisbane Immigration & Community Legal Service, Women's Equal Opportunity (WEO) and Justice and the Law Society (JATL) (UQ). She has also served on numerous committees, most recently on the Queensland Law Society Business Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee. Dr Comino's 2015 monograph Australia's "Company Law Watchdog" - ASIC and Corporate Regulation focuses on exploring how, and to what extent, ASIC in its role as corporate regulator can achieve more effective regulation of the corporations legislation and consolidates her position as a leading researcher in Australia on corporate regulation. Her recent articles have addressed topics in the corporations law field, particularly the problems facing the use of civil penalties by calling for the enactment of legislation to resolve procedural obstacles. Dr Comino holds the degrees of BA, LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD (UQ).

Embedding regulators in banks can help change cultures of wrongdoing, despite the risks

Aug 08, 2018 11:57 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The federal governments adoption of ASIC chair James Shiptons proposal to embed ASIC supervisors in the banks is an important initiative. The Global Financial Crisis and the procession of corporate and financial scandals...

Restructuring alone won't clean up the banks' act

Jul 12, 2018 06:25 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law

Many entrenched motivations for misconduct in the banking sector have been uncovered by the ongoing royal commission. Not least are the conflicts of interest inherent in the major Australian banks providing financial,...

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U.S. Treasuries rise ahead of December trade balance, PPI data; FOMC speeches also eyed

The U.S. Treasuries rose during late afternoon session Tuesday, ahead of the countrys trade balance and producer price index (PPI) data for the month of December, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT. Also, FOMC...

German bunds continue uptrend ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, 30-year auction

The German bunds gained during European session Tuesday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech, scheduled to be held today by 15:00GMT. Also, the countrys 30-year auction, due to be held on...

RBI likely to soften monetary policy stance amid easing inflation, says Scotiabank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to soften its monetary stance to neutral from current calibrated tightening at the February 7 rate meeting, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. Further,...

Australia’s weekly consumer confidence rebounds following recovery in current financial conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence was up 1.4 percent last week. Current financial conditions were up 2.8 percent, rebounding after three consecutive falls. Future financial conditions registered the fifth...

JGBs mixed in quiet trading ahead of December national CPI, BoJ Governor Kuroda’s speech

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed on the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a quiet session ahead of the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) data and Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Kurodas...

Politics

Donald Trump’s Ratings Plunge as Shutdown Continues; POTUS Reportedly Won’t Negotiate Reopening Government Without Wall Funding

A Rasmussen poll report, on Monday, showed Donald Trumps ratings plunged to its lowest for the past year. A source said the President of the United States is unlikely to negotiate the reopening of the government until his...

Donald Trump Allegedly Furious, Let Out Expletives As Michael Cohen Is Set to Testify Before House Next Month

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Jake Tapper Laughed at Mick Mulvaney’s Face for Saying No One Blames Donald Trump for Political Discourse

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Melania Trump 2019: What Changed on the First Lady’s New Year’s Celebration?

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Donald Trump 2019: How Much Problem Can Nancy Pelosi Create for the POTUS

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Science

When you look up, how far back in time do you see?

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David vs. Goliath: What a tiny electron can tell us about the structure of the universe

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How we're probing the secrets of a giant black hole at our galaxy's centre

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Dramatic advances in forensics expose the need for genetic data legislation

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Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

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Technology

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‘Fortnite’ Latest News & Update: Epic Games Given ‘F’ Grade for Hacks & Unreasonable Bans

With Fortnite absolutely dominating the multiplayer gaming market with its unprecedented growth that is matched only by the veteran Minecraft, a lot of news about the title slip under the radar. One of such reports is the...
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