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  • 14 May 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 9

    30 Percent Club launches in Australia, Budget introduces NFP tax caps, Sentiment falls further, Women in growth sectors recognised, How to be truly innovative, Over-confident CEOs increase risk , Google algorithm favours mobile, Glentworth appoints new CEO   30 Percent Club launches...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 May 2015

    A clear definition

    Professor Bob Baxt asks whether the concept of “unconscionability” is easier to establish after a recent federal court decision. The concept of “unconscionability”, which was introduced into the Australian competition law (then the Trade Practices Act) in the late 1980s, an...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 May 2015

    To deed or not to deed

    Fiona Shand explains the importance of redrafting directors’ deeds of indemnity for incoming board members. The director community is well aware when offering their services to companies that their position is often precarious and exposed. As a result, directors have begun to pay more regard...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 May 2015

    Advocacy Update

    Have your say   The inadequacies of Australia’s insolvency and voluntary administration framework are issues often raised by our members, particularly those who are operating in the small business, start-up and not-for-profit sectors. We are keen to hear the thoughts from our members on w...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 May 2015

    A guide to listing

    John Price explains why directors of companies seeking to list play an integral role in upholding the integrity of the listed securities markets. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is all about allowing markets to allocate capital efficiently to fund the real economy and,...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 29 Apr 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 8

    ATO to publish private tax details, ACNC streamlines reporting, Corporate governance in ASEAN, Canada sets diversity targets, A strategy for strategy, Oh data, where art thou?, Suncorp names CEO    ATO to publish private tax details Laws requiring the Australian Tax Office to publish t...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 24 Apr 2015

    ASX Listing Rules Guidance Note 8 - Continuous Disclosure

    AICD lodged a submission with the ASX on 24 April 2015 in relation to proposed changes to its guidance on continuous disclosure (ASX Listing Rules Guidance Note 8). The proposed changes mostly expand the current guidance given in relation to analyst and investor briefings, analyst forecasts, consens...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 20 Apr 2015

    ASIC Submission Collective action by investors

    AICD lodged a submission with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on 20 April in response to its Consultation Paper 228, Collective action by investors: Update to RG 128. The consultation paper proposes amendments to ASIC’s existing regulatory guide on collective actio...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 16 Apr 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 7

    ACNC abolition scrapped, Diversity challenge set, ESS tax bill introduced, Taxing times for NFPs, APP guidelines update, Walk the talk, Culture and the board, ACSI appoints CEO     ACNC abolition scrapped The Federal Government has given its clearest indication yet that the Australian Char...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Apr 2015

    Serve and protect

    Cathie Armour outlines the key responsibilities facing directors in the ever-changing world of cyber security. The digital economy provides great opportunity for economic growth. Australians are rapid adopters of technology with 7.5 million Australians accessing the internet via their mobile phon...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Apr 2015

    Accessing justice

    The threat of shareholder class actions, enabled by litigation funding, has become a bigger risk for listed-company boards and their directors. Company Director asks: “Should litigation funding be regulated?” Current litigation funding regulation only requires funders to manage conflic...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 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