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  • 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

    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

    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

    Freedom to choose the right path

    Domini Stuart examines whether a legal defence proposed by Company Directors will benefit the majority of directors who are committed to doing the right thing. In 2010, Steven Cole FAICD had the job of explaining Australia’s director liability regime as part of the Walton Business School Cer...

    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

  • 20 Aug 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 16

    Getting the most out of social media, Corporate bond market in for a boost, Securing the talent for growth, Financial reporting hurdle ahead for many NFPs, ASIC clarifies retail/wholesale test for SMSF trustees      Getting the most out of social ...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Aug 2014

    From conformance to performance

    John H C Colvin argues that the Honest and Reasonable Director Defence, developed by Company Directors, will encourage better corporate performance and improve the regulatory environment. As Australia tries to increase productivity and competitiveness, we must acknowledge in our policy settings th...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Aug 2014

    On the way out

    Tony Featherstone reports on the many challenges faced by public sector directors as more and more government bodies get the axe as part of the Smaller Government Reform Agenda. Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares AO FAICD knew the Education Investment Fund Advisory Board was in trouble when the Na...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Aug 2014

    Still too many reporting laggards

    Tony Featherstone explains how new regulations are lifting the bar on “we’re too small” excuses. The governance gap between large and smaller listed companies is widening in too many areas. Sustainability reporting is an example. As large companies disclose more information on th...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Aug 2014

    Do you know who you are dealing with

    Greg Tanzer explains how ASIC’s new smartphone application will help SME directors make simple checks before they enter into business transactions with other parties. What you see on the surface is not always what you get when it comes to dealing with another business. All directors, regardl...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Aug 2014

    Protecting your rights

    Professor Bob Baxt details what we can expect from the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review into the freedoms and privileges enjoyed by Australians. Directors and officers of companies will generally be pleased to learn that the much anticipated government reference to the Australian La...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 23 Jul 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 14

    Make a fresh start this financial year, Charities to be again regulated by ASIC and the ATO, New report backs calls for employee share scheme reforms, The differences between executive and non-executive directors, The power of one woman     Make a fresh s...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 09 Jul 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 13

    Government grant doubles diversity scholarship program, Cut through questions to survive digital disruption, A compliance fillip for small businesses, ASIC fixes reporting anomaly, Calling all NFP directors and executives     Government grant doubles diversity scholarship prog...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Jul 2014

    Budget inflicts big loss on business community

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues. CAMAC Abolition Following the Budget, we communicated our disappointment to the federal government about its intention to abolish the Corporations and Markets Advis...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jul 2014

    Staying on top of executive pay

    With the AGM season fast approaching, Angela Perry explains key changes to factor into remuneration planning. For listed company directors, the annual general meeting (AGM) season is fast approaching – when company decisions are put to the vote and remuneration structures are scrutinised by ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jul 2014

    Stopping the phoenix's flight

    Greg Tanzer details how ASIC combats people who establish new companies with the assets of a previous entity to avoid creditors. Many company directors express frustration to me about so-called “phoenix” company activity, where smaller companies shut down their operations leaving cred...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 25 Jun 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 12

    Senate report leaves NFPs in limbo, ATO ruling could put Bitcoin on the board agenda, How to become anti-bribery compliant, How to judge a director’s character, SMEs shift from survival to growth      Senate report leaves NFPs in limbo The not-for...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 18 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 sub...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 11 Jun 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 11

    Big growth themes for your board’s agenda, Important reminders from the courts, Avoiding entrapment in the family business, What’s on ASIC's radar for financial year end reports, Global directors say no to short-termism     Big growth themes for your...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 12 May 2014

    Corporations Legislation Amendment Deregulatory and Other Measures Bill 2014

    On 12 May 2014, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors) made a submission to Federal Treasury in response to its Exposure Draft of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014. This Exposure Draft sets out proposed amendments to the &l...

    Content Type: Policy Submission