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  • Directorship across borders

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    John Price details the responsibilities of directors of companies with foreign operations. The importance of Australian directors on boards of companies with foreign operations has received media coverage recently, in relation to Sino Australia Oil & Gas Limited. While the Australian Securitie...

  • Policy Update

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues. State Owned Corporations The NSW government is conducting a review into the framework which regulates the governance and accountability of State Owned Corporations (...

  • Corporate Cop's scorecard

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Professor Bob Baxt examines how well the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is performing. On 19 February 2014, the Senate Economic References Committee commenced hearings in relation to its inquiry into the performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). ...

  • Financial system inquiry

    Content Type: General

    31 Mar 2014

    Company Directors has argued in a submission to the Financial System Inquiry that a more flexible system of governance regulation is required for entities regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). The submission, lodged on 31 March, suggested this flexibility could be ac...

  • Proposed Governance-Related Listing Rule Amendments – Supplementary Consultation

    Content Type: Policy Submission

    28 Mar 2014

    On 28 March 2014, Company Directors lodged a submission with ASX Limited in response to the Proposed Governance-Related Listing Rule Amendments – Supplementary Consultation. Key comments made in our submission included: Broadly speaking, we support the changes proposed under the Supplemen...

  • A new age of globalisation

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Mar 2014

    Nader Mousavizadeh believes the world is entering a new period of globalisation characterised by more fragmentation between countries and greater government interference. Zilla Efrat reports. Directors must prepare for a new age of globalisation and ask the right questions to ensure their organisa...

  • When ASIC speaks, or doesn't

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Mar 2014

    John M Green suggests our corporate cop’s public face needs some work. A year ago, this column gave our corporate cops a bravo for their insider trading successes. Applause is still warranted, but it is less hearty after the David Jones imbroglio and the Dr Stuart Fysh case. Turning first t...

  • The importance of independence

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Mar 2014

    Domini Stuart investigates what makes a director independent and whether independence adds value for shareholders. The idea that the majority of directors of a listed public company should be independent is relatively new.   “Before the 1970s, boards of directors were presumed to be man...

  • Policy Update

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Mar 2014

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues.   Superannuation In February, we lodged a submission to the government’s discussion paper, Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improv...

  • Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation

    Content Type: Policy Submission

    12 Feb 2014

    On 12 February 2014, Company Directors lodged a submission in response to a discussion paper released by Treasury, “Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation” (Discussion Paper). Company Directors supports the Government’s co...

  • Poor regulation is unfinished business in “seamless national economy”

    Content Type: Media Release

    05 Feb 2014

    All Australian governments need to urgently review their approach to regulation to improve the environment for business and enhance productivity growth, the Australian Institute of Company Directors said today. It made the comment after a report released by the Council of Australian Governments ...

  • Managing Relationships with Auditors

    Content Type: Director Q and A

    04 Feb 2014

    There are two types of auditors - external and internal.The board, usually through the audit committee in larger organisations, is responsible for appointing and building effective working relationships with both the external and internal auditors. This Q&A looks at points to consider when deali...

  • The CDC a lasting legacy

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    Our flagship Company Directors Course gets the thumbs up from past participants and those involved in developing and delivering it. The Company Directors Course is attended by a wide variety of participants for many reasons – whether to extend and build on a fledgling director ca...

  • Hitting the mark

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    Financial reporting can often be a hit-or-miss process, sometimes leaving stakeholders confused by too much information. Tony Featherstone investigates how boards can better target their communications. The problem with financial reporting is not the “What”. Listed company financial and a...

  • Q and A with Bruce Billson

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    The Abbott government has elevated the role of Minister of Small Business to Cabinet level as part of its drive to help Australia’s small businesses get back on their feet. Bruce Billson discusses his government’s possible policy reforms with Tony Featherstone. Directors of small to medium-sized...

  • Getting the balance right on deregulation

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    John H C Colvin welcomes the Abbott government’s new agenda for deregulation, noting that many of its proposals echo those of Company Directors. 2014 will be a busy year in politics and policy, with significant implications for the economy, business and the director community. On the political f...

  • Competition law in for a revamp

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    Professor Bob Baxt outlines what he expects and would like to see covered in the first “root and branch” review of Australia’s competition law in more than 20 years. The new Coalition government recently announced that two major reviews are to be conducted in 2014.  One is the so-called “son” (o...

  • Litigation funders by another name

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    Jason Betts and Guy Narburgh compare the checks and balances on litigation funders with those against D&O insurers to explain why they need comparable regulation. Shareholder class actions are now a well-established feature of the Australian litigation landscape. One of the key factors ...

  • The risks worrying Uni directors

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    Thinking of joining a university or college board? Phillip Cenere reports on a recent symposium in Sydney where the key lessons on risk management in the tertiary education sector were discussed. Australian universities are akin to small towns or cities, some with more than 50,000 student...

  • The directors role in corporate governance

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    John Price revisits the fundamental principles of good corporate governance. In recent years, discussions about corporate governance seem to have been dominated by executive remuneration. However, as most directors appreciate, there is far more to corporate governance than that.The Austra...