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A series of reform proposals could shake up the superannuation industry.
details those of interest to directors.
A super shake up
Likely super reforms
A higher Superannuation Guarantee rate could affect remuneration practices
Changes in default fund rules could affect c...
provides some recent examples of how ASIC has used enforcement to promote good governance.
Enforcing good governance
The Australia Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and AICD share a similar goal – to achieve the highest standards of governance and directorship...
Professor Bob Baxt
reviews a recent case that exposes the difficulties of superimposing personal obligations in the context of a company structure.
The doctrine of equitable contribution
It is a trite observation that under Australian law, when a company is created, even though the compa...
There’s no hiding behind the title of advisor.
Antonia Abelson warn that being on an advisory board may come with fiduciary obligations.
The dangers of advisory boards
We predict a growing trend in Australia for people to be invited to join an advisory...
AICD have made comments on three areas raised in the Takeovers Panel's issues paper, Insider participation in control transactions , addressing potential conflicts of interest and provision of information to potential rival bidders. A common thread to our views is that prescriptive rules are not app...
Director ConflictsDirectors warned to exercise caution during boom times
Directors need to know their obligations during boom times
Directors of Australia’s listed companies need to exercise caution and to pay particular attention to their corporate governance procedu...
provides an overview of recent court decisions affecting the role and responsibility of directors. Many of the matters examined in the Law Reporter are discussed in greater detail in The Baxt Report published by Thomson Publishing.
Directors in conflic...
This protocol, in general terms, outlines the principal legal duties (obligations) of company directors. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS GENERAL PROTOCOL FOR COMPANY DIRECTORSThis protocol, in general terms, outlines the principal legal duties (obligations) of company directors.It does not...