• October 2019

  • Friday, 25 October 2019
    25 Oct 2019 9:00am - 25 Oct 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Contact the Registrations Team on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!

    The Conference will be chaired by:

    Tim Farhall, Barrister, Victorian Bar


    Peter Pascoe, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    The Hayne Royal Commission, Insurance Industry and Legislative Change - Where To From Here? 

    There is no doubt that insurance cover gained automatically by Australians through their employer-sponsored membership of a superannuation fund is good public policy. However, systemic issues within our financial institutions, highlighted by the evidence put before the Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, and the propensity of the insurance industry to dilute terms and definitions often leaves some insurance policies worthless to the consumer.

    This session will cover:

    • key findings of the Hayne Royal Commission
    • the evolution of TPD definitions within superannuation insurance policies
    • the insurance industry’s failed attempt at legislative change regarding funding of medical costs and rehabilitation.

    Presented by: Katherine Bedford, Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    New Developments in Superannuation Law 

    This session will examine the impact of recent and upcoming changes in superannuation law, including:

    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members' Interests First) Act 2019;
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Act 2019;
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 1) Act 2019;
    • The Federal Government's commitment to extend the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) to RSE licensees; and
    • A number of other regulatory updates.

    Presented by: Stephanie Malon, Managing Associate, Allens


    Geoff Sanders, Partner, Allens

    How Vulnerable Are Your Staff - Cyber Threats and Security 

    It's easy to be fooled by cyber criminals. Cyber criminals are better than ever at targeting businesses and are always a step ahead. Psychological tools and manipulation are now being used to gain access to confidential information.  As you increase your technology protections how can you be confident that it's going to make a difference?  Your staff are prime targets for cyber criminals to groom and then infiltrate your organisation, and staff are often unaware they have been used to gain access to systems and confidential information, until it’s too late.

    This session will outline how your staff and organisation may be targeted and how to put simple yet effective training and protections in place to block common vulnerable entry points.

    Presented by: Craig Macaulay, Data Scientist, Phi Finney McDonald

    Advertising, Forecasting, Disclosure, Inducements 

    This session will address the risks and consequences when funds cross the line into misleading and deceptive conduct and/ or misconduct.

    Presented by: Nawaar Hassan, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Hot Topics - Hear from a Panel! 

    • Elder and Family Financial Abuse - Use of Instruments including Powers of Attorney and unauthorised access to superannuation funds;
    • Conflict of Duty - Acting in the best interests of members and stakeholders;
    • Trustee Duties and Discretions / Reasons;
    • Productivity Commission Inquiry Report -Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness.

    Presented by:

    Heather Gray, Partner, Hall & Wilcox;

    Anne MacNamara, Partner, Hall & Wilcox;


    Jim Bulling, Partner, K&L Gates

    Trustee Responsibilities and Overpayments 

    This session will discuss:

    • Recovery of overpayments on claims;
    • Can professional indemnity insurance apply;
    • Settlement of claims;
    • Defences to claims.

    Presented by: David Robertson QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar