Policy Submissions

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An archive of papers we have published outlining our policy positions.

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  • Charitable Fundraising Review

    Date: 14 Jul 2016

    The AICD has made a submission to the NSW Government’s consultation on the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW) supporting the repeal of the act as part of its broader agenda to address the urgent need for fundraising reform in Australia.

  • Consultation paper 257 Improving disclosure of historical financial information in prospectuses

    Date: 7 Jul 2016

    The AICD provided comments to the ASIC Consultation paper 257 Improving disclosure of historical financial information in prospectuses: Update to RG 228. The AICD was generally supportive of the Consultation Paper proposals and we welcomed the effor...

  • Updating ASXs admission requirements for listed entities

    Date: 1 Jul 2016

    The AICD has commented on the ASX Consultation paper: Updating ASX’s admission requirements for listed entities. The AICD supports the ASX’s objective ‘to ensure that the ASX market continues to be a market of quality and integrity, and remains inte...

  • Technology neutrality in distributing company meeting notices and materials

    Date: 17 Jun 2016

    The AICD has made a submission in support of a proposal by the Australian Government to make the distribution of meeting notices and papers technology neutral, replacing the current paper-based by default method. However, the AICD cautions against an...

  • Stamp duty for not for profits undergoing merger or restructure

    Date: 2 Jun 2016

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors wrote to the New South Wales Treasurer regarding a peculiarity in the Duties Act 1997 (NSW) which means that not-for-profits in New South Wales are subject to stamp duty in the context of a merger.

  • Review of section 6 of the Law Reform Act 1946

    Date: 1 Jun 2016

    The AICD has commented on the issues raised by the NSW Law Reform Commission in Consultation Paper 17 Third party claims on insurance money: Review of s 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW). In summary, the AICD recommended ...

  • Improving bankruptcy and insolvency laws

    Date: 27 May 2016

    The AICD has provided comment to the Australian Government in response to its paper Improving bankruptcy and insolvency laws. We recognise that a well-functioning insolvency regime that supports innovation is integral to the nation’s long-term int...

  • Australian Consumer Law Fundraising reform

    Date: 26 May 2016

    The AICD provided a submission to Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand’s review into the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). This submission is limited to addressing the issue of the applicability of the ACL to charities and to not-for-profits. The ...

  • Invitation to Comment Enhancing Audit Quality in the Public Interest

    Date: 13 May 2016

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is pleased to provide a submission to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in response to its Invitation to Comment, Practice Statement: Enhancing Audit Quality in the P...

  • Call for referendum on fixed four year terms

    Date: 11 May 2016

    In May we wrote to the leaders of Australia’s major political parties calling on them to make a public commitment during the upcoming election campaign to support a referendum in 2017 that would move the Commonwealth Parliament to fixed four-year ter...

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