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Directions 2018: Results and insights from our recent Pulse Check survey

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Current issues for non-executive directors.

Directions 2018: Results and insights from our recent Pulse Check survey

Corporate Australia’s ability to maintain constructive relationships with key stakeholders, to understand and meet community expectations, and to implement appropriate governance and risk management practices has been tested.

20 December 2018
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Director Identification Numbers

Schedule 2 of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018 amends the Corporations Act to introduce a director identification number regime.

14 December 2018
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Major reforms proposed for ASX listing rules

On 28 November 2018 the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) released a public consultation paper titled “Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules”...

14 December 2018
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Royal Commission update after the interim report and final round of hearings

In the last two weeks of November, the Financial Services Royal Commission held its seventh and final round of public hearings.

14 December 2018
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The Global Corporate Governance Echo Chamber

In our interconnected world, corporate governance concepts and ideas that grow, mature and reach acceptance in influential offshore jurisdictions rapidly reach our shores.

14 December 2018
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2018 AGM season hots up

Almost all ASX 200 entities required to hold an AGM in calendar 2018 have now held their meeting. There are some big meetings still to come for...

14 December 2018
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Safe Harbour – impact on directors' decision making

The perception of Australia as a relatively “risky” place to sit on a board, arises in no small part from the insolvent trading prohibition in section 588G of...

14 December 2018
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Hard times ahead for D&O insurance

The market for directors and officers (Ds&Os) liability insurance policies had begun to harden during the first half of 2017. That “hardening” has continued with insurers now...

07 September 2018
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Update on ASIC activities

A summary of recent ASIC activities including Report 585: ASIC enforcement outcome, focus on financial reporting and embedded supervisors.

07 September 2018
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Proposed changes to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles: Stakeholder submissions and next steps

A summary of proposed changes to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles including foundations for management and oversight, board structure and more.

07 September 2018
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Update on financial services Royal Commission

The latest from the financial services Royal Commission which concluded its fifth round of hearings (superannuation) in August and is conducting its sixth round of hearings (general and...

07 September 2018
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Are Australian boards being set up for failure?

Not a day goes by when a governance group, body or self-styled expert hasn’t eulogised about new and improved ways to “hold directors to account”. Our latest view...

07 September 2018
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