Topic: Advocacy and policy

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Budget reactions the good and the bad

The reaction to Scott Morrison’s second budget is that it is politically smart, despite it failing to rein in spending. The AICD’s view is that the ‘lifters and leaners’ has been replaced by ‘politics...

Leaders' Pulse: poll of directors overwhelmingly favours federal four-year terms

If Australia's politicians are going to deliver the long-term reform the country needs, we need fixed four-year federal terms, according to a poll of AICD members.

New bill on company member registers before Senate Committee

A proposed amendment to the Corporations Act would require companies to include email addresses of members on its register.

Update on insolvency safe harbour reforms

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has recommended a ‘safe harbour’ for directors.

Update: Insolvency safe harbour reform

Further progress has been made on this important reform, with the bill now referred to an Inquiry of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, writes Carissa Simons.

Advocacy by charities: a delicate balance

Lucas Ryan GAICD explores the role of charities in advocacy and the delicate balance that must be achieved between regulatory limits on such activities and community expectations.

Labor gives tentative support to insolvency reform

The Labor Party has signalled its support for the federal government’s proposed changes to Australia’s strict insolvency laws. Carissa Simons gives an update on its progress.

Advocacy - A response to sharp corporate practices

The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Louise Petschler provides a monthly round-up of the advocacy team’s key projects.

30% by 2018: gender diversity target slipping out of reach

Statistics from the AICD’s most recent gender diversity report indicate that the campaign to increase female representation on ASX 200 boards is far from over.

5 infrastructure focus points for building Australia’s future

As Australia’s capital cities get set to grow by 50 per cent over the next 15 years, getting infrastructure investment right is a priority. Philip Davies FAICD, CEO of Infrastructure Australia, explor...

Leading directors welcome next step on journey to safe harbour reform

On the long journey to reforming Australia’s draconian insolvency laws, the Federal Government has introduced its safe harbour legislation to parliament.
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