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  • 01 Apr 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 6

    Privacy rules bite Optus, Room for improvement, Protecting small business, Guide to principle 7, Super sector falling short, China CSR improving, Directions 2015, Changes to Veda board     Privacy rules bite Telecommunications company Optus has entered into an enforceable undertaking with ...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 31 Mar 2015

    Submission to Treasury in response to the Financial System Inquiry's Final Report

    On 31 March, AICD lodged a submission with Treasury in response to the Financial System Inquiry’s Final Report. In summary, it said: The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA’s) governance regulation should be revised so there is greater alignment with the ASX Co...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 18 Mar 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 5

    Staying engaged, Finance for charities, ATO assists women, Five steps to diversity, Navigating tensions, Innovating service, Stops joins CBA     Staying engaged Directors facing increasing pressures of regulation, activist shareholders and business complexity are committing more time to th...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 05 Mar 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 4

    Charities fall down, Rules for activists, Insolvency fix, Five global risks, ACCC’s 2015 priorities, New era of marketing, Impartiality is best, New Toro chair     Charities fall down More than 20 per cent of Australian charities have failed to meet their annual reporting obligatio...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 04 Mar 2015

    Submission to Senate Economics Legislation Committee on proposed abolition of CAMAC

    Today we lodged a submission with the Senate Economics Legislation Committee in relation to the proposed abolition of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC). As has been our position for some time, AICD strongly opposes the abolition of CAMAC and we recommend that the proposed aboli...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 27 Feb 2015

    Submission to ALRC in response to Freedoms Inquiry and issues paper

    On Friday 27 February, we lodged a submission with the Australian Law Reform Commission in response to its Freedoms Inquiry and respective issues paper Traditional Rights and Freedoms — Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws. We confined our comments in this submission to issues which have been of...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 18 Feb 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 3

    Test your knowledge, Protecting minority investors, Making reporting easier, Engaging shareholders , Measuring safety, Performing better, The year ahead, Allen appointed to ASX board     Test your knowledge The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has designed a financial repo...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 04 Feb 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 2

    Perception counts, Super reprieve, Senate scrutiny, No free ride, Activists vs investors, Boards fail test, Bourne joines Senex     Perception counts The ASX has substantially updated its guidance note on securities trading policies, which it released on 30 January 2015. Super reprieve T...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 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)....

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Feb 2015

    Developing regulatory reform

    John Price explains how ASIC looks for ways to cut red tape when there is reason to do so. Regulation provides the framework for a resilient and dynamic financial system. It necessarily involves appropriate enforcement tools provided for in the law to promote market confidence and investor partici...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Feb 2015

    More than a game

    Greater investment in the sports industry should lead to improved governance policies and management structures in 2015, writes Matthew Sainsbury. For the various football codes, 2014 was a big year that brought with it a lot of success, both on and off the field. Three of the top five televised e...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 21 Jan 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 1

    Making boards work, CSG to boom, Final scholarships announced, New payroll help, Future of finance, Constitution for charities, Understanding Asian culture, New chairman for Simavita     Making boards work Most directors don’t understand their company’s strategy and prioritise...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 20 Jan 2015

    Corporations Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    On 20 January 2014, the Australian Institute of Company Directors provided a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee on the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 (the Bill). If passed, the Bill would abolish the ‘100 member rule’ ...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 01 Dec 2014

    Policy priorities for 2015

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues. In November we lodged a submission with the Competition Policy Review Panel in response to its draft report. Our submission focuses mainly on the recommended changes t...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Dec 2014

    Relieving the burden

    John Price explains why ASIC’s new policy on employee incentive schemes will help to ease the cost for employers. Research generally supports the principle that where employees have an interest in the companies they work for, this can lead to greater engagement and improved business performa...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Dec 2014

    Targeting greater political diversity

    Our governments need to draw from a broader pool of electoral candidates if they are to meet their goals, writes John H C Colvin. Our system of government is suffering from a narrowing of the political “gene pool”. The current governance arrangements relating to political office, incl...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Dec 2014

    Uneasy bedfellows

    Prudence J. Smith and Nicolas J. Taylor explain why directors must tread with caution when it comes to competition law. Business media salivates when company directors find themselves on the wrong side of the Competition and Consumer Act (the Act) and its regulator, the Australian Competition and ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Dec 2014

    Knowledge is power

    Regina Fikkers outlines the key financial reporting issues directors will face in 2015 and the implications this may have for organisations. It has never been more important for directors to have a deep understanding of financial reporting and the implications for their company. As representative...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Dec 2014

    Earnings guidance slashed for 2015

    John M Green suggests boards rethink whether volunteering of earnings guidance is worth the effort and the stress. “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” said soccer player and Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Niels Bohr. Crystal balls are always clo...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Dec 2014

    High expectations

    The next 12 months are expected to bring significant change, more challenges and place greater demands on the not-for-profit sector, writes Domini Stuart. The Australian not-for-profit (NFP) sector makes a massive contribution to the Australian economy. According to the Curtin Charities 2013 Repor...

    Content Type: CDM Article