Policy Papers

Policy positions on governance and director issues

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

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  • Business Checklist for Commonwealth Regulatory Proposals

    Date: 13 May 2007

    Leading business groups concerned about the growth of red tape recently joined together in an initiative to put federal government performance in cutting red tape under closer scrutiny. The Business Alliance for Red Tape Reform has releas...

  • Resignations or removal of directors

    Date: 4 May 2007

    This position paper addresses issues associated with director resignations and removals. A director is appointed by the shareholders of the company and can only be removed by those shareholders. Circumstances can arise which lead a direct...

  • Good Communication With Shareholders

    Date: 1 Apr 2007

    AICD has developed ten principles of good communication with shareholders. These are designed to provide practical guidance to directors and others regarding the preparation of simplified reports, and follow on from the Shareholder Friendly...

  • Principles of Good Communication With Shareholders

    Date: 1 Apr 2007

    The principles set out in this Position Paper No. 5 are intended to provide practical guidance to company directors and others regarding the preparation of simplified reports in a wide variety of companies, where the intended audience is ...

  • The Application of IFRS to Australian Entities

    Date: 15 Mar 2007

    This position paper sets out some of AICD's views concerning International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and their application in Australia.It covers the application of...

  • Employee Share Ownership Plan Guidelines

    Date: 16 Feb 2007

    These guidelines have been issued jointly by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian Employee Ownership Association (AEOA) an the Australian Shareholders' Association (ASA). Position Paper No3: Em...

  • Executive Equity Plan Guidelines

    Date: 16 Feb 2007

    These guidelines have been issued jointly by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian Employee Ownership Association (AEOA) an the Australian Shareholders' Association (ASA). Position Paper No2: Ex...

  • Directors obligations during boom time activity

    Date: 22 Jan 2007

    This paper has been prepared to examine the major issues and responsibilities of directors during a phase of the market where there is substantial M&A activity and private equity investment. It contains views and background material prepared by A...

  • Position Paper no 1 Greaves case responsibiliites and liabilities

    Date: 23 Feb 2006

    This position paper sets out what the AICD believes to represent the expectations of the corporate community in Australia as to the responsibilities and liabilities of a company chairman. It places the Greaves case in context, outlines the role of th...

  • Shareholder Friendly Report

    Date: 22 May 2005

    With the increasing complexity of reporting requirements, information provided to shareholders on company performance is becoming less meaningful without expert "translation". Offering a comprehensible alternative the AICD, together with Pricewat...

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