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Regulatory changes ahead for directors
1 June 2019 | Louise Petschler MAICD
AICD's head of Advocacy Louise Petschler outlines regulatory changes that will affect directors, from WHS to ASIC's new Office of Enforcement.
Advocacy and policy
ASIC surveys corporate governance practices of ASX 200 companies
1 May 2019 | John Price
ASIC Commissioner John Price confirms review of board practices for large listed companies, and summarises key AGM season trends.
Good news for small business
29 April 2019 | Kerry Hicks
An increase in the thresholds that define a large proprietary company will mean that about 2,220 small companies will no longer have to lodge publicly available financial statements with ASIC. Accordi...
Tougher new ASIC warns directors
10 April 2019 | Shelley Dempsey
In last week’s federal Budget, The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was awarded more than $400 million in extra annual funding over four years, 25 per cent more than last year. ...
Liability and Compliance
ASIC actions on recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission
1 April 2019 | John Price
Commissioner John Price explains how ASIC is working to carry out the 12 recommendations for legislative change from the banking Royal Commission.
ASIC: Who regulates the regulator?
1 April 2019 | Professor Pamela Hanrahan
In the wake of the banking Royal Commission, a new regulatory body responsible for monitoring ASIC's accountability is up for debate.
Prime Trust verdict offers important guiding principles for directors
1 March 2019 | Professor Pamela Hanrahan
Recent High Court judgement against the directors of Prime Trust has raised questions regarding ASIC's enforcement conduct, says Professor Pamela Hanrahan.
Stronger corporate penalties are here
26 February 2019 | Sally Linwood
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018 was passed by Parliament on 18 February 2019. The Bill –introduced into Parliament in October last ...
ASIC on the 2018 AGM season
13 February 2019 | Steph D'Souza
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) reports on its observations of an Annual General Meeting Season conducted in “unique circumstances” and heightened sha...
ASIC says its time to review margin loans
1 February 2019 | Cathie Armour
ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour says it could be time for companies to rethink their policy on margin loans for directors and officers.