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  • A surprise gift for Christmas Accounting

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    Christmas is just around the corner and in the world of corporate reporting there are some things wrapped up in paper and tied with ribbons under the tree that just might surprise you.

  • AICD updates website AICD Review

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    The AICD is undertaking a significant redevelopment of its website with a comprehensive new site due for launch next year. Members will be able to access a one-stop shop for news, events, networking and policy information. Users can book events, cour...

  • CEO Report James Hardie CEO Report

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    It’s time for AICD to say where it stands on James Hardie. AICD believes that the claims of genuine asbestos sufferers should be met. Justice should be done in the funding of these claims. To resolve the complex funding issue, AICD would prefer to s...

  • Communicating in a takeover why the battle can be over before it even begins Mergers and Acqu

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    The first 24-48 hour period is critical in terms of the success or failure of any public company takeover. It sets the tone for the entire takeover bid. The bidder has an unquestioned advantage of surprise, and a smart bidder will seek to continue th...

  • Company secretaries under siege AICD Review

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    The days of the company secretary exemplified by the gentleman in the stone grey cardigan are over.

  • Cracking down on cartels Early Warner

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    The press report that a major Australian public company had gone to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in the last weeks of November on the basis that certain activities may have breached the Trade Practices Act and that the company w...

  • Finding the balance Cover Story

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    Corporate social responsibility is a vexed and often polarising subject for directors. In an effort to encourage debate, Company Director asked Tom Bostock and Bill Beerworth to provide their views on the subject

  • God help the 22 directors who work with me AICD Review

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    Board processes, how boards operate and how they reach decisions, are an essential part of corporate governance. While there is no doubt that improving process will improve Governance, directors are frequently asking "How can we get insights into the...

  • Looking for a new board positionThe Directors Register can help AICD Review

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    The Directors Register is proving to be a useful tool to assist AICD members to find new or additional board placements. Here are a few insights on the important things to consider before accepting a board appointment.

  • Members Voice AICD Review

    Date: 1 Dec 2004

    An outline of some of the issues addressed by AICD’s policy department, committees and taskforces over the past month follow:

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