Volume 13 Issue 12

  • Date:24 Jun 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Do directors need an “identity number”?

The Productivity Commission has proposed that company directors be allocated a “director identity number” (DIN), in its draft report on business set-up, transfer and closure.

New cultural diversity scholarships

The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, will launch a new Cultural Diversity Scholarship Program for talented women who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or who come from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Towards good governance

The Great Governance Debate: Towards a good governance index for listed companies, launched by the Institute of Directors in the UK, sets out a new framework for assessing corporate governance.

ASIC releases impairment guidance

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released a useful information sheet to assist directors in considering the value of non-financial assets as shown in company reports.

A global diversity perspective

Deloitte has released its latest edition of Women in the boardroom - A global perspective, outlining the efforts of 49 countries to increase the number of women occupying board seats.

Rules matter

Innovation is more effective with constraints, despite arguments to the contrary, according to a report by McKinsey & Company.

To tender or not

There is a general sense, according to University of Sydney’s Professor David Hensher, that society is better off if contracts are put out to tender. Is this still the case if the incumbent is satisfying requirements?

Copyright Agency's new CEO

Adam Suckling has been appointed as chief executive officer of Australian rights management and licensing organisation, the
 Copyright Agency.


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