Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Financial Services and Superannuation Industry

For Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aussie Home Loans), briefed by Clayton Utz (from February 2018), in hearings into Consumer Lending and the conduct of fraudulent mortgage brokers and compliance with the responsible lending obligations in Ch 3 of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth).

>> Closing Submissions for Aussie Home Loans

>> Interim Report released 28 September 2018

The Royal Commissioner, former High Court of Australia Justice, the Hon. Kenneth Hayne AC QC, is due to deliver his Final Report in February 2019.

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Financial Services and Superannuation Industry

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry

For dismissed Chief Executive Officer of industry regulator Greyhound Racing NSW, instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clayton Utz Sydney, in hearings held between September 2015 and February 2016.

On 16 June 2016, the Commissioner, former High Court Justice, Michael McHugh QC, delivered his final report to the NSW Parliament.  The final report was released on 7 July 2016, at which time the NSW Government announced plans to close down the industry, however, those plans were subsequently reversed.

>> Media coverage.

>> Volume 1  Volume 2  Volume 3  Amendments to the report

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (AWU/John Holland/Thiess Case Study)

For former John Holland executive, Mr Stephen Sasse, in hearings in October 2015 re his negotiations with former Australian Workers Union Secretary the Hon. Bill Shorten MP (now Federal Opposition Leader) with respect to construction of the East Link Project in Victoria.

>> Media Coverage.

>> On 6 January 2016, the Royal Commissioner, former High Court of Australia Justice, the Hon. Dyson Heydon QC, delivered his Final Report (Chapter 10.3: AWU: John Holland/Thiess Case Study) to the Commonwealth Government.