Volume 13 Issue 10

  • Date:27 May 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report

ASEAN overlooked

Australian companies and directors are missing a plethora of opportunities in the ASEAN region, according to H. E. Rod Smith, the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia.

Directors told to seize opportunity

The Australian directorship community has been warned against failing to act swiftly and bravely on the opportunities afforded by the fast-growing ASEAN region and the threats faced by business by digital disruption.

Governance key for ASEAN

Corporate governance forms an important policy priority in the efforts to strengthen ASEAN’s overall business ecosystem and to ensure growth in the region remains sustainable in the long term.

Calls for QLD women on boards

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a new campaign to encourage more Queensland women on boards.

Tax reprieve for small business

The Australian Taxation Office has published guidance on the government’s proposal to allow small business to immediately deduct each asset that costs less than $20,000.

Chair’s mentoring program open

Applications are now open for the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Chair’s Mentoring Program, which has been designed to introduce highly experienced and qualified emerging female directors to chairs and experienced S&P/ASX 200 directors.

Auditor General called to inquiry

The senate inquiry into the Department of Social Services tendering process has called on the Auditor General to investigate and make changes to the Commonwealth Grants Guidelines.

Ovarian Cancer appoints CEO

Ovarian Cancer Australia has appointed Jane Hill FAICD as its new chief executive officer.


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