The bank’s website has been suspended after the former agent filed a defamation lawsuit against the company.
Key points:Former agent says bank’s site has been disabled due to defamation lawsuitThe company said it has been “working with the Australian Federal Police” on the investigationThe bank said it is cooperating with authorities and that it will “continue to cooperate with the investigation”The former agent’s lawsuit was filed in the Federal Court on Friday and was sent to the Federal Circuit Court, a federal court which handles defamation cases.
The lawsuit alleges that the bank’s websites and other content was defamatory and that the former employee was not entitled to damages.
“The bank has no right to make any claims that it is immune from the law, and the bank must be held responsible for its actions,” Mr Roberts said.
“It has to be held to account for what it has done and for any damages it may have caused.”
In a statement, the bank said the bank had “taken measures to protect its reputation and the reputation of the bank” and “had undertaken a full investigation of this matter.”
“The Bank is cooperating fully with the authorities and has undertaken a complete investigation of the matter,” the bank added.
“At this stage, it cannot provide further comment.”
A lawyer for the bank told the ABC the matter had been referred to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), which is “aware of the situation and investigating”.
The bank’s corporate website has also been disabled, but it has not been shut down, the court documents say.
A spokesman for the ASIC said it was “aware” of the case and was “working closely with the bank to investigate and respond”.
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