Policy Papers

Policy positions on governance and director issues

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

To find policy papers from previous years, use the 'filter by' button below.

For information regarding our current policy positions, please contact us.

Filter by:

Pagination

  • Position paper no 14 Director disqualification in foreign countries

    Date: 20 Dec 2008

    This position paper sets out AICD's views on the disqualification of directors in foreign countries and the question of consequential automatic disqualification in Australia Position paper no 14 - Director disqualification ...

  • Position paper no 13 Executive termination payments

    Date: 22 Oct 2008

    This position paper sets out some of AICD's views on executive termination payments and identifies some issues for boards to consider. The paper draws together comments previously made by AICD on the subject.  Position pa...

  • Position paper no 12 Remuneration of nonexecutive directors

    Date: 2 Oct 2008

    This position paper sets out some of AICD's views on good corporate governance relating to the remuneration of non-executive directors. The paper represents an amalgamation of past comments made by AICD on the subject. P...

  • Position paper no 11 Short selling

    Date: 22 Sep 2008

    This policy paper sets out  our  views on short selling. In general AICD advocates a disclosure-based approach.          Position paper no 11 - short selling 

  • Underlying profit discussion paper

    Date: 29 Aug 2008

    New draft principles on profit reporting have been opened up for debate by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). The aim of this discussion paper is to encourage listed ...

  • Position Paper no 10 Director share trading

    Date: 22 Jul 2008

    This position paper sets out AICD's views on director share trading. AICD condemns directors who trade shares when they are in possession of price sensitive information or fail to notify the regulators of their trading activity as required by law. AI...

  • Position paper no 9 Director margin loans

    Date: 21 Jul 2008

    This position paper sets out some of AICD's views on directors and margin loans. Margin lending arrangements play an important role for the purchase of shares. AICD's position is that the regulation of margin loans must not be made so onerous tha...

  • Position paper no 8 NonRecourse Loans Provided to Executives

    Date: 6 May 2008

    This position paper sets out some of AICD's views on companies providing non-recourse loans to executives for the purpose of funding share purchases. AICD considers that such loans do not typically represent "best" corporate governance practice, ...

  • Non Financial Business Reporting response to ICGN

    Date: 18 Apr 2008

    AICD's response to the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) consultative document to develop a policy on non financial business reporting (NFBR). AICD strongly  supports the concept of corporate social responsibility, directors take ...

  • A Solvency Based Test for Dividends

    Date: 20 Feb 2008

    This position paper sets out some of AICD's views on the circumstances in which dividends can be paid. AICD has long been an advocate of a change to section 254T of the Corporations Act, to remove the requirement for dividends to be paid out of "...

Pagination