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  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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

    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 ...

    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

    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

  • 26 Nov 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 23

    Identifying India’s high potential, FTA boon for resources and agribusiness, Preparing for shareholder activism, Financial framework for disability services launched, Money driving young professionals, Shareholder support for exec comp falls, ASIC announces financial reporting program, Philant...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 25 Nov 2014

    AASB’s ED 256: Removal of Cross-References from Financial Statements to Other Documents

    On 25 November 2014, the Australian Institute of Company Directors lodged a submission with the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) in response to their exposure draft, ED 256: Removal of Cross-References from Financial Statements to Other Documents. Company Directors in its submission sta...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 12 Nov 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 22

    Boards failing globalisation test, NFPs tripping over their own rules, Tax reform top priority for director, Directors call for start-up support, Directors down on Aussie economy, ASIC updates employee incentive scheme, Study finds hiring managers possess an affinity bias, Bruce-Smith joins Intelled...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Nov 2014

    A necessary partnership

    Despite negativity surrounding the industry, Domini Stuart discovers that third-party lobbyists can prove to be a critical component to any business engaging with government, as long as it is effectively managed. Last year’s Gallup Poll of the most trusted professions in the United States pu...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Nov 2014

    Creating greater efficiencies

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues.   Last Month, the federal government introduced legislation into parliament, which among other things, removes the “100 member rule”. The remov...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 21

    Directors vocal on board composition, Executive pay to remain static, Thodey’s warning on digital disruption, M&A not the solution for NFPs, ESS changes to buoy start-ups, SME confidence rebounds, ACNC abolition hangs in balance, Apple co-founder joins UTS Directors vocal on board compos...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 24 Oct 2014

    CAMAC Abolition

    On 24 October 2014, Company Directors lodged a submission with Federal Treasury opposing the abolition of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC). Our submission was in response to the release of an exposure draft of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Cor...

    Content Type: General

  • 03 Oct 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 19

    Slow reform could stifle Australian start-ups, NFPs look to social enterprise model, The “Aussie way”, Achieving strategy though advisory boards, Sustainability’s strategic worth, Discrimination “systemic and pervasive” in workplace, ASIC pushes breach reporting standar...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Oct 2014

    The phoenix war

    The corporate watchdog has upped the ante when it comes to targeting illegal phoenix firms by broadening its scope to include the building and construction sector, writes Greg Tanzer. Readers of this magazine know that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)has been cracking dow...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 05 Sep 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 17

    Alarming global employment shortages revealed, What’s the purpose of a strategic plan?, Speak up for tax reform, Rural women recognised with inaugural scholarships, Has the AGM reached its use-by date?, Issuance underwriting fees skyrocket, Small business advocate...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Sep 2014

    Policy Update: Fighting the good fight

    The future regulation of not-for-profit organisations and the issue of director liability have been high on our agenda this month. Options paper for Abolition of the ACNC We have continued to engage with the government on matters of concern to the not-for-profit (NFP) director community, including...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Sep 2014

    Time to review infringement notices

    Professor Bob Baxt would like to see infringement notices for continuous disclosure breaches and penalties reviewed. When the then chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), David Knott, approached the Australian Treasurer of the day, Peter Costello, to seek the intro...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 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 ro...

    Content Type: CDM Article