Volume 12 Issue 9

  • Date:14 May 2014
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Budget provides mixed news for directors

Last night’s Federal Budget confirmed that the government plans to spend $50 billion on infrastructure by 2020 in a move, according to Company Director’s latest Director Sentiment Index, that is likely to be welcomed by Australia’s director community.

Budget places NFP directors under more pressure

Directors of not-for-profits, especially those of charities, face increased pressure under the new Federal Budget.

Super news for directors from the Budget

Last night’s Federal Budget included an unexpected bonus for directors wanting to build up their retirement nest eggs.

Advice to women considering a board career

New research reveals that there is no single pathway for women appointed to S&P/ASX 200 boards and that the richness of experience collected along alternative routes to the boardroom can be equally valuable.

Falling from Olympus

Having more women on boards, formal whistleblowing policies, compulsory rotation of auditors and prison sentences for wrongdoers will help cut down on corporate fraud, says Michael Woodford, who blew the whistle on corruption at Olympus Corporation.

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