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  • 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...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    A new breed of learning solutions

    Company Directors has embraced a range of new technologies to provide you with more sophisticated electronic and portable learning solutions. Flexible learning is focused on providing learners with increased convenience – that is a choice about where, when and how to learn. Company Directors...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Queens Birthday Honours 2014

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors congratulates the following members who appeared on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year. Dr Megan Clark AC FAICD Dr Jonathan Burdon AO FAICD Rear Admiral Timothy Barrett AO CSC RAN GAICD Major General John Caligari DSC AO GAICD Frank Coop...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Avoiding a board pack attack

    Are you swamping your busy directors with irrelevant information? Domini Stuart investigates how management can provide quality information that fosters quality boardroom decision-making. The quality of a board’s decision-making depends to a large extent on the quality of the information pro...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    You get what you pay for

    Terry McGuirk reveals the results of a new survey into the fees paid to directors from all sorts of entities. One of the keys to improving the quality of boards, board committees and the standard of corporate governance is to ensure that directors are remunerated as competitively as possible. Yet ...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    HEADING

    Dr Robert Kay details the many decision-making factors that could make or break your attempts at innovation. Zilla Efrat reports. Fostering innovation involves complex and multi-levelled decision-making and although there is no magic formula for improving the process, looking at what influences it...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Beware the float that sinks

    Tony Featherstone warns directors to exercise more care than ever when joining the board of a company looking to list on a stock exchange. Picture this: a fast-growing company wants to raise $150 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). As part ...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Jobs and work galore

    Nothing stands still. Phil Ruthven says more jobs are created in newer industries than lost in dying industries. We hear and read often these days that jobs are disappearing faster than they can be created and that we will also run out of workers later in this century due to rapid ageing. Neither a...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Some sage advice

    A panel of three distinguished directors provided some insights for younger would-be directors at Company Directors’ annual conference on Hamilton Island in May. Zilla Efrat reports. Question: If your aim is to end up on a large listed board, is it better to start on a smaller board or a no...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Directors play key role in audit evolution

    Merran Kelsall discusses the role directors can play in lifting the overall quality of financial statements. Much has been written about the need for auditors to demonstrate more professional scepticism in challenging management about items such as accounting estimates, impairment models and goodwi...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Internal checks and balances

    Domini Stuart discovers that all organisations – not just listed companies – can benefit from having an internal audit function in place. The recently-released third edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations includes new r...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Don't get caught by a second strike

    John Egan provides pointers on how directors should approach executive pay this reporting season. Whether directors believe the “two strikes” rule has been a necessary addition or an unwelcome imposition to governance, its introduction three years ago has changed the board landscape. A...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Q and A with Glenn Cooper

    The executive chairman of Coopers Brewery talks to Tony Featherstone about the challenges of steering his family’s 150-year-old business through a crowded and competitive beer market without losing its froth. Glenn Cooper AM FAICD laughs when asked about his first beer. As executive chairman...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Riding the new wave of activism

    Tony Featherstone examines an apparent trend in shareholder activism and provides some pointers on how boards can deal with it. There are two opposing views on the rise of shareholder activism in Australia. First, that boards should embrace the benefits of an active, engaged shareholder base and ...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Keeping apace with change

    These days, organisations have no choice but to transform themselves as they follow a new map of reality. Israel Berman provides some pointers on how to prosper on this journey of discovery. For many years the business community has been talking about the need to change, what should we change and...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Honouring contract law

    Professor Bob Baxt hopes a recent High Court ruling will temper attempts to further undermine the sanctity of the law of contract. Much is happening on the competition law front. The federal government is looking at the operation of the unconscionable conduct provisions in legislation (in particul...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Q and A with Carmel Noon

    The new South Australian/Northern Territory state manager aims to take Company Directors’ services to even higher levels. Company Director (CD): What does your role entail? Carmel Noon (CN): I have responsibility for the SA/NT division. This includes in collaboration with the national offic...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Preparing for the future

    Nader Mousavizadeh provides a framework to help directors understand a new world order of fragmentation and divergence. Zilla Efrat reports. If you are battling with making business decisions in an uncertain world, you had better get used to it! That was the message from Nader Mousavizadeh, co-...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    Visiting the frontline

    High-performing boards are well informed boards. Robyn Weatherley believes that getting out of the boardroom to see your organisation’s operations is a must for every director. The calendar demands on today’s directors, particularly on those holding multiple appointments, is much great...

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