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ASIC releases guidelines for virtual investor meetings
7 May 2020 | Sophie Stern
ASIC has issued guidelines on how companies should use technology to conduct hybrid and virtual meetings of members.
Virtual AGMs are coming
1 May 2020 | John Price
As the end of financial year approaches, ASIC Commissioner John Price discusses the dilemmas of holding annual general meetings during the current climate.
ASIC releases guidance on COVID-19 financial reporting
29 April 2020
On 28 April, ASIC released guidelines on financial reporting and audit matters that are a must-read for all directors.
Annual General Meetings, coronavirus and social distancing
17 March 2020 | Sophie Stern, Christian Gergis GAICD
With social distancing likely to be required for several months to quell the spread of COVID-19, companies and regulators should be preparing for a disrupted AGM season.
ASIC reflects on one year post-Hayne
1 February 2020 | John Price
Commissioner John Price outlines ASIC's actions and role over the past year of regulation 12 months on from the banking Royal Commission's final report.
How far will the corporate regulators go?
1 December 2019 | Professor Pamela Hanrahan
Legal proceedings by ASIC and the ACCC against Murray Goulburn CEO Gary Helou raise several questions regarding director accountability and the power of the regulator.
Should boards link executive pay to innovation? Sylvia Falzon FAICD
27 November 2019 | Shelley Dempsey
Innovation underpins many performance measures and can be used as a target to set executive remuneration, according to Australian Governance Summit (AGS) speaker Sylvia Falzon FAICD, who sits on the S...
ASIC urges companies to better manage non-financial risk
30 October 2019
Speaking from the 2019 Essential Director Update, ASIC chair James Shipton shares the Corporate Governance Taskforce results into the oversight and management of non-financial risk.
ASIC releases Corporate Governance Taskforce report on non-financial risk
30 October 2019 | Louise Petschler MAICD
AICD's head of Advocacy, Louise Petschler, details findings from ASIC's Corporate Governance Taskforce, from non-financial risk to psychologists in the boardroom.
Advocacy and policy
Consultation on Exposure Drafts – ASIC Legislation
9 October 2019
On 9 October the AICD made a submission to Treasury on exposure drafts of legislation proposing to increase the powers of ASIC. Treasury were seeking feedback on five pieces of legislation, the AICD r...