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Directors opting-out of super contributions

2019 has been a year rocked by wage ‘scandals’ and workplace non-compliance issues for Australian businesses both big and small.

19 December 2019
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Underpayment and the Fair Work Ombudsman – what does this mean for Boards?

2019 has been a year rocked by wage ‘scandals’ and workplace non-compliance issues for Australian businesses both big and small.

19 December 2019
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Deliberating disclosure: lessons from the Myer securities class action

The landmark decision in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Limited [2019] FCA 1747 was the first shareholder class action to...

19 December 2019
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Reshaping the marketing of financial products

Law reform and recent cases are imposing further restrictions on how financial products can be marketed and sold.

19 December 2019
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ASX updates Guidance Note 9

The 4th edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (“4th Edition CGPs”) were released in February this year and will take effect for...

14 October 2019
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The ultimate panacea for faulty paperwork

Discovery of such omissions can lead to very stressful situations for the people involved. Thankfully, a little-known section of the Corporations Act can assist in times like...

14 October 2019
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New $30,000 SPP cap – what does this mean for Boards?

In a year where institutional placements and SPPs have proved particularly popular, this higher limit presents a great opportunity for Boards to use placements over entitlement offers without...

14 October 2019
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ASIC’s Governance Foray: Reports on Oversight of Non-financial Risk and the Influence of Board Mindsets and Behaviours

ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce, set up in the aftermath of the Financial Services Royal Commission with additional Federal Government funding, has released its first reports.

14 October 2019
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Retail capital raisings: ASIC’s new intervention power & design and distribution obligations

ASIC now has broad powers to intervene in capital raisings. In addition, from April 2021 issuers of certain products (e.g. hybrids) cannot raise capital from retail investors...

14 October 2019
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Directors’ duties in a disaster

By Adrian Perkins and Will Heath Being an Australian company director isn’t easy in 2019. The job requires dealing with more prescriptive compliance burdens, increasingly aggressive...

14 October 2019
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Raising equity capital – issues for directors

In a year where institutional placements and SPPs have proved particularly popular, this higher limit presents a great opportunity for Boards to use placements over entitlement offers without...

14 October 2019
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Board papers and board minutes

In the aftermath of the Hayne Royal Commission, boards are seeking to ensure compliance with their statutory obligations to record and retain board minutes and board papers.

04 July 2019
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