Journal article

The Emergence of the Australian Compliance Industry: Trends and Accomplishments

Christine Parker

Australian Business Law Review | Thomson Reuters | Published : 1999

Abstract

This article shows how compliance systems have emerged as a strategic management tool in a dynamic social and regulatory environment. The Australian compliance industry is the result of a convergence of innovative regulatory strategies and voluntary corporate use of compliance systems. I argue that the success of compliance systems in managing legal and regulatory responsibilities will depend to a large extent on the characteristics, skills and accomplishments of the emerging compliance profession. The compliance profession has already accomplished much, including the promulgation of a standard for compliance programs, but it faces many new challenges including the need to protect the integr..

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