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  • Time for a rethink on IFRS Accountancy

    Date: 1 Jul 2005

    The global convergence of accounting standards is a laudable goal. The process, started in earnest only a few years ago, has gained an international momentum that currently appears unstoppable bar a few minor hiccups in some areas.

  • worth getting emotional about Leadership

    Date: 1 Jul 2005

    Tony Travaglione believes the recruitment and selection processes of many organisations are inherently flawed. He tells Fiona Stewart they should focus more heavily on variables such as aptitude and emotional intelligence.

  • A sea change with the entrepreneurs

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    Under the sea and above the surface there are many secrets a sign at the WA Maritime Museum tells the visitor. It seems a fitting opening.

  • A Worthwhile Journey Cover Story

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    The 2005 AICD National Conference in Perth 11-14 had as its theme "The Outward Journey" and judging by the enthusiastic response of delegates and guests, it was an immensely worthwhile journey. It was a also a very busy journey with members attending...

  • Are you ready for super choice ASIC Report

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    Is your company ready for the new Australian government "‘choice of superannuation fund" initiative that starts from July 1? Hopefully, you’ve already received details from the Tax Office and seen the ads in the newspapers.

  • CSR is an inadequate concept Corporate Social Responsibility

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    Debate regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) globally is ongoing with a recent addition to the discourse by the perceived authority on capitalism The Economist (January 22-28, reprinted in Company Director), in which some interesting ideas ...

  • Early Warner Regulation at no cost a case for urgent review Law Reporter

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    The Business Council of Australia (BCA) has just published a very important paper on the cost of regulation in Australia (Business Regulation: Action Plan for Future Prosperity).

  • Holistic responsibility CEO Report

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    We have said earlier that the duties of directors are well defined in the law and don’t need change. Let’s consider some consequences of the duties. Directors have a collective responsibility for the company as a whole. Shareholders put the fate of ...

  • Irrational exuberance and corporate regulation Cover Story

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    The first and often only reaction from governments to abhorrent corporate behaviour - however isolated the incident - is to enact new legislation and give the regulators more power. But has this rush to legislative judgment gone too far and become a ...

  • Neither forgive nor forget Law Reporter

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    In last month’s Law Reporter we commented on the New South Wales Court of Appeal decision in Forge v Australian Securities and Investments Commission which, among other things, suggested - indeed decided - that shareholders could not forgive director...

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