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  • creating a resume for the directors resume

    Date: 1 Sep 2005

    Creating a résumé for the Director’s Register The new Directors Register software has been receiving great interest from those looking to appoint new directors, so it is the perfect time to ensure your résumé will help win a board appointment. The s...

  • regulators using information both ways

    Date: 1 Sep 2005

    Regulators using information both waysCan information gathered by regulators be used both for criminal and civil proceedings? In last month’s Law Reporter we commented on the problems faced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and...

  • small business gets its bite back

    Date: 1 Sep 2005

    Small business gets its bite back The ability of the small business lobby to ensure that its interests are adequately protected has never been better illustrated than by the apparent federal backdown on proposed reforms to the Trade Practices Act wh...

  • takes a different path

    Date: 1 Sep 2005

    takes adifferent path John Ralph could hardly be called a revolutionary – but he is an agent for change who has influenced both boards and governments. Although he is winding down his corporate board duties, he still has a few ‘radical’ ideas that h...

  • the director duties debate

    Date: 1 Sep 2005

      The director duties debate There is ongoing discussion on director duties and how far they should extend. Bill Beerworth* puts a new twist on an old debate   Generations of lawyers have been taught that directors must discharge their...

  • The mckinsey aicd boardroom report card

    Date: 1 Sep 2005

    The McKinsey/AICD boardroom report card Company directors were recently asked what progress was being made in terms of board performance and corporate governance. As Ian Narev and John Stuckey* report there has indeed been progress but there is more...

  • Doubtful Justice CEO Report

    Date: 1 Aug 2005

    Every graduate of the Company Directors’ Course knows that a director must act "in good faith and for a proper purpose". It’s the law, and only sensible, as directors often have access to privileged information. It means, among other things, that dir...

  • Early Warner Getting our litigation processes right Law Reporter

    Date: 1 Aug 2005

    There is nothing politicians hate more than to find themselves "embarrassed" by the fact that the system of regulation that they have put in place is not able to deliver what the community expects to be the proper results in high profile matters wher...

  • How much risk are you prepared to take Risk Management

    Date: 1 Aug 2005

    As a board member or senior executive of a publicly-listed company, how much risk are you prepared to take and,more importantly, how much risk are you taking that you don’t know about and therefore haven’t measured or tried to mitigate?

  • John LakerA prudent regulator Cover Story

    Date: 1 Aug 2005

    Ensuring that the nation’s superannuation is in safe hands, that insurance policy holders will be paid and that institutions do not abuse the money deposited in accounts is not a job for the faint-hearted in a post-HIH environment.

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