Gill North

Books

Book Chapters

Articles

Working Papers

Reports

Conferences and Seminars

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Books

Gill North, Effective Company Disclosure in the Digital Age (Kluwer Law International, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gill North, Company Disclosure in Australia (LawBook Co, Sydney, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Gill North, ‘Company Reporting of Environmental, Social and Gender Matters: Limitations & Barriers’ in Beate Kristine Sjåfjell and Irene Lynch Fannon (eds) Creating Corporate Sustainability: Gender as an Agent of Change (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2017)  forthcoming

 

Gill North, ‘Corporate Sustainability Practices and Regulation:  Existing Frameworks & Best Practice Proposals’ in Jean du Plessis (ed), Reflections on Voluntary Corporate Governance Codes (Springer Publishing, 2017)   forthcoming

 

Gill North, ‘The Australian House Party has been Glorious - But the Hangover May Be Severe: Reforms to Mitigate Some of the Risks’ in Law Reform Leadership (ANU Publishing, 2017)   forthcoming

 

Gill North, ‘Financial Advice in Australia: Important Issues for Further Debate’ in Shelley Griffiths and Sheelagh McCracken (eds), Making Banking and Finance Law: A Snapshot (2015, Ross Parson Centre, Sydney) forthcoming

 

Gill North, ‘Financial Advice Reforms: Striking the Right Balance’ in Shelley Griffiths, Sheelagh McCracken, and Ann Wardrop (eds), Exploring Tensions in Finance Law: TransTasman Insights (2014, Thomson Reuters, New Zealand)

 

 

Articles

 

Gill North, 'Small Amount Credit Contract Reforms in Australia: Household Survey Evidence & Analysis’ (2016) 27 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice  203

 

Gill North, ‘Regulation Governing the Provision of Credit Assistance & Financial Advice in Australia: A Consumer’s Perspective’ (2015) 43 Federal Law Review 369-396

 

Gill North, ‘National Company Disclosure Regulatory Frameworks: Superficially Similar But Substantively Different’ (2015) 3 Global Capital Markets Law Journal 189-228

 

Gill North, ‘The Future of Financial Advice Reforms: Will They Achieve Their Long Term Objectives?’ (2015) 22 Competition & Consumer Law Journal 197-217

 

Gill North, ‘Listed Company Disclosure and Financial Market Transparency: Is this a Battle Worth Fighting or Merely Policy and Regulatory Mantra?’ (2014) 6 Journal of Business Law 486-513

 

Gill North, ‘Timely Public Disclosure of Company Information: A Likely Precondition for Optimal Long-Term Corporate and National Outcomes’ (2014) 32 Company and Securities Law Journal 560-582

 

Gill North, ‘The Continuous Disclosure Obligations in Australia: Do They Still Have Substantive Content & Can Those Relying On Public Disclosure Make Confident Informed Decisions?’ (2013)  28 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 233-252

 

Gill North, ‘Public Company Communication, Engagement and Accountability: Where Are We and Where Should We Be Heading?’ (2013) 31 Company and Securities Law Journal 167-188

 

Gill North (and Ross Buckley), ‘A Financial Transaction Tax: Inefficient or Needed Systemic Reform?’ (2012) 43 Georgetown Journal of International Law 745-795

 

Gill North (and Ross Buckley), ‘The Future of the Dodd-Frank Reforms Hinges on Political Developments and the Forcefulness of the US Federal Regulators’ (2012) 86 Australian Law Journal 525-529

 

Gill North, ‘Companies Take Heed: The Misleading Or Deceptive Conduct Provisions Are Gaining Prominence’ (2012) 30 Company and Securities Law Journal 342-365

 

Gill North (and Ross Buckley), ‘The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Unresolved Issues of Regulatory Culture and Mindset’ (2011) 35 Melbourne University Law Review 479-522

 

Gill North, ‘Continuous Disclosure: The Empirical Uncertainties’ (2011) 29 Company and Securities Law Journal 394-418

 

Gill North, ‘A Re-examination of the Manne Efficiency Theory and the Insider Trading and Company Disclosure Efficiency Rationales’ (2011) 25 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 209-225

 

Gill North (and Ross Buckley), ‘A Fundamental Re-examination of Efficiency in Capital Markets in Light of the Global Financial Crisis’ (2010) 33 University of New South Wales Law Journal 714-744

 

Gill North, ‘A Call for A Bold & Effective Corporate Disclosure Regulatory Framework’ (2010) 28 Company and Securities Law Journal 331-356

 

Gill North, ‘The Company Disclosure Framework: Piecemeal or Integrated?’ (2010) 28 Company and Securities Law Journal 259-268

 

Gill North, ‘The Australian Insider Trading Regime: Workable or Hopelessly Complex?’ (2009) 27 Company and Securities Law Journal 310-327

 

Gill North, ‘A Theoretical Basis for Selective Disclosure Regulation’ (2009) 32 University of New South Wales Law Journal 143-168

 

Gill North, ‘The Insider Trading Generally Available & Materiality Carve-Outs: Are They Achieving Their Aims?’ (2009) 27 Company and Securities Law Journal 234-254

 

Gill North, ‘The Corporate Disclosure Co-Regulatory Model: Dysfunctional and Rules in Limbo’ (2009) 37 Australian Business Law Review 75-82

 

Gill North, ‘Periodic Disclosure Regulation: Enhancements To Enable All Investors To Make Informed Decisions?’ (2009) 27 Company and Securities Law Journal 23-44

 

Gill North, ‘Efficiency, Fairness & Irrationality: Incompatible or Complementary?’ (2009) 24 Banking and Finance Law Review 311-342

 

Gill North, ‘Closed and Private Company Briefings: Justifiable or Unfair?’ (2008) 26 Company and Securities Law Journal 501-516

 

 

Working Papers

 

‘Corporate Sustainability Practices and Regulation:  Existing Frameworks & Best Practice Proposals’

 

‘Company Reporting of Environmental, Social and Gender Matters: Limitations and Barriers’

 

‘Climate Change Risk Mitigation, Liability and Reporting: The Temperature Is Rising’

 

‘Corporate Supply Chain Management and Reporting: A Fundamental Change in Approach or Window Dressing?’

 

‘Well Governed, Sustainable and Socially Responsible Financial Corporations: Remote or Real Expectations?’

 

‘Small Amount Credit Contract Reforms: Will the Affordability Cap Achieve Its Intended Objectives Without Unintended Adverse Consequences?’

 

‘Small Amount Credit Contract Reforms: Have Transparency and Competition Concerns Been Forgotten?’

 

 

 

 

Reports

 

Gill North (and Martin North), The Stressed Finance Landscape: Results from the DFA Household Surveys 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gill North and Others, Corporate Governances for Energy and Resources Companies 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences and Seminars

 

June 2017: Co-organiser and Presenter - "Corporate Sustainability Risk Management & Reporting in Australia and New Zealand: Where are We and What Could We do Better?", Corporate Sustainability and the Long Terms Interests of the Company Symposium, Auckland University, New Zealand

 

February 2017: Invited Panel Facilitator and Member – “What is in Need of Innovation Within Australian Corporate Law?”, Australasian Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, Griffith University, Gold Coast   forthcoming

 

December 2016 Invited & Funded Presentation – “Well Governed, Sustainable and Socially Responsible Financial Corporations: Remote or Real Expectations?”, Corporate Governance Codes Forum, Beijing   forthcoming

 

November 2016 Invited Presentation – “Life Cycle Based Sustainability Reporting: Real World Linkages and Evidence”, Life Cycle Management and Reporting for Sustainable Business Conference and Round-table, Oslo University, Norway   forthcoming

 

October 2016: Invited & Funded Seminar – “Corporate Sustainability Practices and Regulation: A Comparative Review”, Victoria University, New Zealand   forthcoming

 

April 2016: Invited & Funded Presentation – “Listed Companies: Long Term Performance, Disclosure and Engagement”, Hong Kong Law Society, Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 

April 2016: Invited & Funded Presentation – “Corporate Sustainability Practices and Regulation: Existing Frameworks & Best Practice Proposals”, Reflections on Voluntary Corporate Governance Codes Forum, Hong Kong

 

April 2016: Invited Presentation – “Banking & Financial Services Law: Adjusting the Policy Lens to a Consumer Focus”, Australian National Law Reform Conference, Australian National University, Canberra

 

February 2016: Presentation – “Sustainability Corporate Governance Regulation: Where to from Here?”, Australasian Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney

 

December 2015: Invited & Funded Presentation – “Developing Sound Cultures in Financial Institutions: The Role of Public Scrutiny and Accountability”, La Trobe University, Melbourne

 

December 2015: Presentation – “Small Amount Consumer Loans: Trends, Developments & Reform Recommendations”, Consumer Law Round-table, Australian National University, Canberra

 

November 2015: Presentation – “Small Amount Consumer Loans: Trends, Developments & Context for Reform Consideration”, Banking & Financial Services Law Association Academic Symposium, Sydney

 

October 2015: Organiser & Commentator – “Quality Financial Advice in Australia: How Can We Best Move Forward?”, Monash Commercial Law and Regulatory Centre Seminar, Melbourne

 

September 2015: Presentation – “Financial Services Regulation and Financial Product Disclosure in Australia: Is It Effective? What Could We Do Better?”, Banking & Financial Services Law Association Seminar, Melbourne (Commentator Ian Ramsay)

 

February 2015 Invited Panel Membership – UWA Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law - Corporate Governance for Resource Companies (with Justice Neville Owen)

 

February 2015: Presentation - “Company Annual Reports: Informative or a Public Relations Exercise”, Australasian Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, Melbourne University, Melbourne

 

December 2014: Presentation – “Advisory Regulation & Practice in Australia: Boundaries, Interconnections & Omissions”, Consumer Law Round-table, Queensland University of Technology

 

October 2014 Invited Presentation & Panel Membership – “Financial Advisors and Banks – Recent Cases and Government Announcements”, Western Australia Law Society

 

October 2014 Invited & Funded Presentation – “Essential Ingredients of Effective Company Disclosure Regimes”, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

 

September 2014 Invited Business & Law Seminar – “Effective Corporate Communication”, Sydney University Ross Parsons Centre, Sydney (Seminar Chair Jennifer Hill & Seminar Commentator Robert Austin)

 

August 2014 Invited & Funded Presentation – “Financial Advice Reforms in Australia & New Zealand: Striking the Right Balance”, Banking & Financial Services Law Association Annual Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand

 

June 2014: Presentation – “Can We Improve the Future Survival Rate of SMEs by Learning from the Past”, Insolvency Academic Network, University of New South Wales, Sydney

 

June 2014 Invited Panel Membership – UWA Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law - Corporate Governance for Resource Companies

 

February 2014: Presentation – “Financial Advice Reforms in Australia & New Zealand: Striking the Right Balance”, Banking & Financial Services Law Association Academic Symposium, Sydney

 

February 2014: Invited Panel Member – “Company Annual General Meeting Law Reform”, Australasian Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, Adelaide University, Adelaide (with Jennifer Hill, Professor of Commercial Law Sydney University and Judith Fox, Governance Institute)

 

February 2014: Presentation – “Corporate Communication During Uncertain Times”, Australasian Corporate Law Teachers Association conference, Adelaide University, Adelaide

 

 

 

Other

 

Financing Affordable Housing for Australian Seniors

Gill North (and Eileen Webb) ‘Suitable, Affordable Housing Is Key To Our Population Ageing Well’, The Conversation, 19 March 2015 http://theconversation.com/suitable-affordable-housing-is-key-to-our-population-ageing-well-38644

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Effective corporate reporting and disclosure are critical in financial markets to

promote vigorous competition, optimal performance, and transparency. This book

examines whether existing disclosure frameworks in eight countries with the world’s

most significant securities exchanges achieve these objectives, and then, drawing on

extensive empirical findings, identifies the policies and practices that contribute most to

improving the overall quality of listed company reporting and communication".

"Company Disclosure in Australia is an informative and insightful work. Rather than simply regurgitating the regulatory scheme, the author provides a normative analysis as well as a roadmap for reform where necessary … This book is likely to require updating fairly often to maintain currency; the author acknowledges that corporate disclosure law is a dynamic area subject to frequent change. Notwithstanding that, this work marks an important  contribution to corporate law that should interest scholars, practitioners and policymakers alike" -  Extract from a review by Andrew Wydmanski LLB (Hons) / BEcon (UQ)

The team from the University of Western Australia and KPMG are proud to publish the results of their second survey: Corporate governance for energy and resources companies. Authors: John Chandler, Kevin Smout, Caron Sugars, Mark Davis, Jared Clements, Barbara Gordon and Gill North. Link to Download

Gill North and Martin North, the principal of consulting firm Digital Finance Analytics, recently completed detailed analysis of Australian households and their use of small amount credit contract loans (commonly referred to as payday loans). The analysis, which was commissioned by the Consumer Action Law Centre, Good Shepherd Microfinance, and Financial Rights Legal Centre, was drawn from a long standing survey of households about their financial positions and attitudes. Link to Download.

 

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