Volume 13 Issue 13

  • Date:08 Jul 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Australia’s future workforce

CEDA has just released its major research report Australia’s future workforce? which focuses on the jobs and skills required to ensure the nation’s  economy continues to grow and diversify.

Senate passes ESS laws

The Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson is “pleased to see the Senate pass new laws to improve employee share schemes and provide the start-up sector with a massive boost”.

Gender diversity pushed higher

The Tasmanian Government has moved to increase the number of women on government boards and committees by setting a target of 50 per cent by July 2020.

ASIC updates guidance

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released updated regulatory guidance for investors to help them in taking collective action to improve the corporate governance of listed entities

Greater independence needed

The Australian Financial Review is reporting that 140 new independent directors and up to 40 chairs will change under the draft legislation released by the Federal Government affecting not-for-profit superannuation funds.

NFP directors not ready for future

A recent study carried out by Grant Thornton and Pro Bono Australia reveals a majority of NFP directors do not have the financial literacy skills to meet the challenges of the future.

We asked and you replied

In our last issue, we asked members to respond to a survey relating to the Productivity Commission’s proposal that company directors be allocated a director identity number.

Netscher joins St Barbara

Gold explorer and producer, St Barbara, has announced the appointment of Tim Netscher MAICD as non-executive chairman


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