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  • 01 Apr 2014

    Corporate Cop's scorecard

    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). When the inqu...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 29 Feb 2012

    The green boardroom

    Nichola Clark reports on how directors need to get up to speed with the changes coming as a result of the carbon tax and moves to reduce carbon emissions. Over the past few years, most of us have sat in the stalls and watched what has felt like one of the longest soap opera performances i...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 28 Feb 2009

    Spoken Word Be prepared

    Veteran journalist Alan Kohler told directors attending a sellout AICD i luncheon in Brisbane in February to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Here is an edited version of what he had to say. Be prepared I am not here to tell you good news. I am not muc...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 13 Dec 2011

    Vol 9 Issue 24

    Regulation distracts directors from growth, Government orders inquiry into AGMs, Twelve tips to get fit for 2012, Reserve Bank board shake-up, ASX reduces listings adviser locations Regulation distracts directors from growth   Increased regulatory scrutiny is distracting directors from focus...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 11 Aug 2005

    ASIC Professional Association Survey

    Following a request from ASIC the AICD has submitted its views on issues relevant to the regulatory environment and our expectations of ASIC over the next 3 to 5 years. Some of the issues covered include: Over regulation hurting everyone including the regulators ...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 01 Feb 2014

    Q and A with Bruce Billson

    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 enterpri...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 17 Jun 2014

    Submission to ASIC in response to report 392 ASICs deregulatory initiatives

    This submission is relevant to directors of all corporations regulated by ASIC.  Our comments on financial reporting thresholds are particularly relevant to proprietary companies.ASIC’s Deregulatory Initiatives On 18 June 2014 the Australian Institute of Company Directors provided a submission to ASI...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 31 Jan 2009

    Opinion Busting criminal cartels

    Allens Arthur Robinson partners Fiona Crosbie and Wendy Peter detail what directors need to know about the new criminal cartel offences poised to come into effect in early 2009. Busting criminal cartels The Federal Government is poised to criminalise cartel conduct in Austr...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Apr 2009

    Inside AICD Climate change Directors and the carbon economy

    Gabrielle Upton details AICD’s recent submissions on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill. Directors and the carbon economy Climate change is an issue that requires the focus of directors because it represents a commercial, financial, risk management and compliance challenge as well as a str...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 06 May 2010

    Submission to Treasury on Audit Quality Review

    This submission to Treasury is in response to the discussion paper entitled Audit Quality in Australia: A Strategic Review. As directors are ultimately responsible for the company’s financial reports and for the audit process, the Australian Institute of Company Directors is interested to ensure that audit ...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 30 Jul 2012

    Business Deregulation: A call to action

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors) has released a Working Paper – Business Deregulation: A call to action, which examines Australia’s current regulatory framework and sets out three critical components of regulatory reform. These components are: A comprehensive and ...

    Content Type: Position Paper

  • 31 Oct 2006

    ASIC Report

    Disclosure obligations: some recent lessons A recent judgement by the Federal Court gives some useful lessons for listed entities wanting to minimise the consequences of breaching disclosure obligations. In 2004, ASIC started civil penalty proceedings against Chemeq Ltd, a company which produces a produ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 03 Apr 2012

    Vol 10 Issue 6

    Directors say no to a budget surplus at all costs, Related party transactions on ASIC's radar, Plugging the gaps in new workplace laws, The keys to success of the world's most admired companies, New ASX check on directors Directors say no to a budget surplus at all costs Australia's directors don't...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 10 Jun 2010

    Submission to Treasury on market misconduct penalties

    Insider trading and market manipulation offences cause serious harm to the fair and efficient functioning of Australia’s financial markets. The Australian Institute of Company Directors supports strong laws and a well resourced regulator to enforce them. The consultation time allowed to comment on the...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 31 Jan 2010

    ASIC Report Building confidence in securitisation markets

    Greg Medcraft discusses ASIC’s efforts to build confidence in securitisation markets. Building confidence in securitisation markets With the darkest days of the global financial crisis now passed, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is actively w...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Jun 2006

    ASIC Report

    Help us reduce the regulatory burden Right now there is a lively and healthy debate about the cost and impact of regulation and we are aware of the views that you have expressed about us and the regime we administer. We are now actively looking for better, more efficient and effective ways of reducing th...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 26 Jun 2012

    Vol 10 Issue 12

    Scholarships to grow the pool of board-ready women, The bottlenecks to gender diversity, What makes an exceptional NED, More reforms needed to boost productivity, The impact of directors and boards on society Scholarships to grow the pool of board-ready women The Australian Institute of Com...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 07 Aug 2012

    Vol 10 Issue 15

    Warnings against making NFP directors liabilities too onerous, Company Directors moves against ever rising regulation, Tips on how to assess management's effectiveness, Emerging miners' corporate governance struggles, Focuses of the ATO's 2012-13 compliance program Warnings against making NFP dir...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Sep 2014

    What ASIC expects of directors

    Greg Medcraft recently discussed the role of directors as gatekeepers and their duties in an address at a Company Directors lunch in Sydney. When it comes to discussing the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC’s) expectations of directors, we need to focus on the role of directo...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Sep 2012

    The future according to Ralph

    At a recent Fellows dinner in Melbourne, veteran director John Ralph looked ahead at how economic conditions might change and what scenarios directors should plan for. Here is an edited extract of his speech. In planning the strategy for your organisation, you will recognise the possibility of di...

    Content Type: CDM Article