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  • 24 Jun 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 12

    Do directors need an “identity number”?, New cultural diversity scholarships, Towards good governance, ASIC releases impairment guidance, A global diversity perspective, Rules matter, To tender or not, Copyright Agency’s new CEO   Do directors need an “identity nu...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 10 Jun 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 11

    ASIC pinpoints corporate culture, Australia’s competitiveness declines, ASIC updates insolvency guidance, Embracing disruption, Regulator outlines focus areas, NFPs need diversified investment, Online guide for small business, Novogen names two NEDs   ASIC pinpoints corporate culture ...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Economic strife

    The latest Director Sentiment Index shows faith in the economy and business outlook is faltering as the Federal Government’s efforts to implement policies remain hamstrung by a hostile Senate. Tony Featherstone reports. Company directors have become more pessimistic about Australia’s e...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jun 2015

    A matter of confidence

    John Price considers the balance between growth and stability and encourages boards to challenge the assumption that regulation inhibits innovation. The Australian Investments and Securities Commission’s (ASIC’s) annual forum this year focused on “Creating confidence to grow&rdqu...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Contingency fees coming to Australia

    Damian Grave and Maura McIntosh look at the Productivity Commission’s recent recommendation to lift the ban on contingency fees and consider the potential impact for major corporates in Australia. In December last year, the Productivity Commission (the Commission) published its final report ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jun 2015

    The emerging tech bourse

    The growing number of technology companies successfully listing on the ASX brings rewards for the local financial markets and its investors, writes Max Cunningham. In mid-2013, as the initial public offering (IPO) market was opening up internationally after an extended lull, the ASX received word ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Get the numbers right

    In this instalment of the Company Director accounting insight series, Nicci Steele explains how to calculate the true value of assets. How confident are you that the value of the assets on your company’s balance sheet is justifiable? This is a question for all directors. Prior to each profi...

    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

  • 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

    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

  • 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