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  • New offence for workplace deaths AICD Review

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    The NSW Government plans to impose severe penalties on persons whose reckless conduct causes the death of a person at work. As Maurice Baroni* writes, employers and employees could face a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment or a $165,000 fi...

  • New Register software launching soon AICD Review

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    The success of the Directors Register has not only resulted in increased inquiries for potential candidates for board positions, but has also hastened investment in new software.

  • The crucial CEOchair dynamic AICD Review

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

    The chief executive "drives the bus" and the chairman "collects the fares". This the shorthand description Malcolm Irving, chairman of e-payments company Keycorp, ascribes to the crucial relationship between chairman and CEO at a Directors Briefing i...

  • The members voice AICD Review

    Date: 1 Jun 2005

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

  • Beware Chinas banking syndrome AICD Review

    Date: 1 May 2005

  • Corporate Social Responsibility To the Editor

    Date: 1 May 2005

    The Economist Survey of Corporate Social Responsibility (reprinted in the March 2005 CDJ) provides a welcome reminder of the basic tenets of business, and a long overdue caution against some of the more excessive expectations of the CSR movement.

  • CSR Leading the way Sustainability

    Date: 1 May 2005

    Debate continues to rage on the legalities and ideology of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability following the Beerworth/Bostock exchange in the December/January 2004 issue of Company Director.

  • Directors duties and stakeholder interests Viewpoint

    Date: 1 May 2005

    On 22 March 2005 the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Chris Pearce, announced that he would ask the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee to consider whether the Corporations Act should be amended to require directors to take account o...

  • Disclosure to shareholders about related party transactions ASIC Report

    Date: 1 May 2005

    If your public company wants to make a "non-arm’s length" transaction with a related party, you must get shareholder approval first. This is because the transaction moves a financial benefit from the company on the basis of say non-standard contract ...

  • Dont change the duties CEO Report

    Date: 1 May 2005

    Australian companies are governed by the Corporations Act of 2001. This Act is a descendant of the great British Joint Stock Companies Acts of the mid-19th century and in turn of concepts centuries older.

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