Volume 13 Issue 1

  • Date:21 Jan 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Making boards work

Most directors don’t understand their company’s strategy and prioritise short-term gain at the expense of creating long-term value, according to a paper released by McKinsey & Co.

CSG to boom

Coal seam gas extraction, online grocery sales and hydroponic crop farming are expected to boom in 2015, while the petroleum exploration industry is tipped to be this year’s biggest loser.

Final scholarships announced

Applications for the final 40 scholarships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ diversity scholarship program will open in February 2015.

New payroll help

The government will cut red tape for employers by simplifying tax and superannuation reporting obligations through an initiative entitled single touch payroll.

Future of finance

Technology innovators are helping to reshape the financial services industry, a study conducted by the Australasian Wealth Investments, KPMG Australia and the Financial Services Council has found.

Constitution for charities

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has released a plain language constitution for charities that want to be companies limited by guarantee.

Understanding Asian culture

It is now generally accepted that Australia’s future is intimately bound up with Asia, however the conversation has shifted from the out-dated, ‘Will you engage with Asia?’ to the current, ‘How can you engage to best advantage?’

New chairman for Simavita

Medical device provider, Simavita, has appointed Michael Brown FAICD as a director of the company and chairman of the board.

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