Volume 12 Issue 20

  • Date:17 Oct 2014
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Australia losing ground on competitiveness

A report on the top 25 exporting countries by Boston Consulting Group has found Australia is the worst performer in cost competitiveness. 

Actively managing board renewal

Board chairmen must be prepared to replace underperforming directors with candidates whose skills are better aligned with the company’s strategy.

Striking a balance

The Harvard Business Review has highlighted that the most innovative companies do not worry about consensus.

Funding agreements burdening NFPs

Commonwealth funding agreement obligations are imposing a greater burden on charities than legislative obligations.  

Boomers’ succession planning shortfall

Baby boomer inaction on business succession planning means many risk leaving it too late to hand over their businesses to younger generations.

SMEs must revisit FBT arrangements

Small business employers are being urged to reconsider their current fringe benefits tax arrangements ahead of next year’s rate increase.  

IPO appetite continues growth

Private equity firms and small to medium sized businesses will dominate local listings in the next 12 to 18 months. 

Fowler to lead NCVER

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research has appointed Dr Craig Fowler as its new managing director.


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