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Unit of Study LAWS2025 Stock Exchange and Finance Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main common law and statutory provisions which apply to institutions, personnel and transactions in the Australian securities and financial services industries

explain and evaluate the roles played by the finance and securities industry regulators and their particular focus and responsibilities.

explain and reflect on the relationship between Financial Service Licensees and their clients, and how this relationship is regulated by the law.

identify and analyse prohibited securities market transactions and practices, the consequences for parties to such transactions and the various grounds for setting aside or varying the obligations of parties to financial transactions, especially those based on unconscionable conduct by lenders

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Baxt, R, Black, A & Hanrahan, P, 2017, Securities and Financial Services Law, 9th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Australia. ISBN: 9780409343069.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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