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  • 30 Jan 2013

    General Meetings of Members

    General meetings are governed in many respects by the Corporations Act 2001. This Q&A explains the legal requirements for valid meetings including the frequency, who may call a meeting, notice of meeting, quorum and chairing. It also explains the principles and rules of annual general meetings. Login to ...

    Content Type: Director Q and A

  • 31 Aug 2010

    ASIC Report Improving practices for company AGMs

    Belinda Gibson provides some tips and pointers to help companies as they prepare for the AGM season. Improving practices for company AGMs The Annual General Meeting (AGM) season for companies with a 30 June year-end is due to begin shortly. AGMs p...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Apr 2006

    Reporting Season

    Elspeth Arnold, Elizabeth Johnstone and Lisa d’Oliveyra from Blake Dawson Waldron attended more than 60 listed company AGMs to analyse the impact of the CLERP 9 reforms. The results of the survey are set out below. Report card for CLERP 9 The companies surveyed included 45 S&P/...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Nov 2007

    CEO Report

    What to make of a negative non-binding vote? What are we to make of the large negative advisory votes on remuneration at several major company Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in the last quarter of 2007? They were the key focus of press headlines on governance matters late in the year. Readers will reca...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Jul 2010

    Opinion Restoring the relevance of AGMs

    AGMs provide retail investors with their only opportunity for direct engagement with their representatives on company boards. But Victoria Geddes believes they could be made more productive and relevant. Restoring the relevance of AGMs The debate about the relevance of the listed ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Jun 2009

    AGMs Preparing for the AGM

    Boards are likely to face intense scrutiny from shareholders during the upcoming AGM season. Jennifer Stafford discusses what’s in store for directors and how they can be better prepared. Preparing for the AGM How to survive the AGM season Expect more scrutiny Prepare...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Sep 2006

    ASIC Report

    Complying in the AGM season The annual general meeting (AGM) season is fast approaching and I thought it an opportune time to mention a couple of important compliance issues for listed companies. ASIC will be looking closely at any trends or issues emerging from the 2006 AGMs by monitoring complaints and...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Jan 2002

    Requisition of Company Meetings

    Rob Carter, Chief Executive Officer of the NRMA Ltd, raised the issue of the requirements for the requisitioning of company meetings at a recent AICD luncheon address.100 SHAREHOLDERS - PUT TO THE TESTRob Carter, Chief Executive Officer of the NRMA Ltd, raised the issue of the requirements for the requisitioning ...

    Content Type: Position Paper

  • 20 Jul 2009

    AICD offers guidance for directors on AGMs

    The annual general meeting (AGM) is one of the most important events on the corporate calendar, providing a key mechanism for keeping the board accountable for the performance of directors and the company. For shareholders, it provides an opportunity to see who the directors are, to engage with the peop...

    Content Type: Media Release

  • 27 Jan 2011

    Executive pay laws are fundamentally flawed

    Abstract: Draft legislation governing executive remuneration and board composition is excessive and fundamentally flawed, adding more unnecessary regulation with possible damaging unintended consequences.  Download the media release, 'Executive pay laws are fundamentally flawed, say directors', (PDF ...

    Content Type: Media Release

  • 31 Aug 2007

    AGMs

    With the AGM season in full thrust, Anne Lampe searches for ways to stop a meeting from running off the rails. How to avoid AGM chaos It’s hardly surprising that annual general meetings can easily develop into a free-for-all on any number of concerns, including excessive executive remunera...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Sep 2008

    Opinion Betting by proxy Oct 08

    Dean Paatsch argues that millions of Australian shareholders are unwittingly gambling with their ownership rights when they vote by proxy. Betting by proxy When Aristocrat’s major shareholder Paul Ainsworth voted by proxy against proposed takeover provisions at this year’s AGM, he coul...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 15 Sep 2004

    Shareholder Consideration of the Annual Remuneration Report of a Listed Company A Guide for Conside

    This paper explores the issues involved in the new Corporations Act (CLERP 9) requirements regarding the remuneration report and options for boards in circumstances where the shareholders decline to adopt the report at an AGM. It is also known as AICD's guide to the non-binding vote. ...

    Content Type: Position Paper

  • 22 Feb 2011

    Pay laws excessive and fail to add value for shareholders

    Abstract: The Bill governing executive remuneration and board composition introduced to Federal Parliament on 24 February 2011 remains excessive and fundamentally flawed, particularly in relation to the “two-strikes” and “no-vacancy” rules. The Australian Institute of Company Directors has expressed ...

    Content Type: Media Release

  • 29 Sep 2009

    Productivity Commission is right to reject salary caps says AICD

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s recognition that salary caps and other prescriptive regulation are not the answer to tackling concerns about executive remuneration . Responding to the Commission’s draft report into regulation o...

    Content Type: Media Release

  • 01 Feb 2015

    Evolution of the AGM

    Is the traditional annual general meeting nearing extinction? Domini Stuart considers whether it is time to evolve, scrap or replace this longstanding tradition. In 2013, Australia’s top 300 companies drew just 0.13 per cent of their security holders to their annual general meetings (AGMs). The top 50 com...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 May 2013

    Preparing for a successful AGM

    With the AGM season fast approaching, Company Directors has updated a vital guide to help directors prepare, convene and conduct efficient and effective annual general meetings. The annual general meeting (AGM) is one of the key events on the corporate calendar. It is a mechanism for keepin...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 10 Feb 2011

    Vol 9 Issue 2

    Executive pay laws are fundamentally flawed, Picking up the pieces, A darker lining off offshore clouds, The value of proxy advisers, Survey on the reduced disclosure regime Executive pay laws are fundamentally flawed Draft legislation governing executive remuneration and board composition ...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 30 Jun 2013

    Wave goodbye to a show of hands

    John M Green argues that voting by a show of hands is long outmoded. The 2013 annual general meeting (AGM) season approaches. This year, let’s show the door to the show of hands. AGMs are far too important to leave to this antiquated, easily manipulated and sometimes theatrical voting met...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 20 Dec 2012

    Submission on AGM and Shareholder Engagement

    On 21 December 2012, the Australian Institute of Company Directors provided a submission to the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) in response to its consultation paper The AGM and Shareholder Engagement. Our submission stated that despite falling attendance by shareholders in recent yea...

    Content Type: Policy Submission