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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 The AICD’s view is that the ‘lifters and leaners’ has been replaced by ‘politics...

New study questions enforcement of directors’ duties in Australia

Important new Melbourne Law School study sheds light on the application of penalties for company directors

New reforms for director liability proposed by academics

Deakin University researchers have put forward new ideas for reforming director liability in Australia. The GLC’s Tony Featherstone speaks to the authors.

Blueprint for NFP reform

The AICD’s flagship policy document, Governance of the Nation: A Blueprint for Growth sets out an agenda for NFP regulatory reform. AICD General Manager, Advocacy, Louise Petschler, explains the need ...

Improving corporate whistleblower practices in Australia

With a Senate inquiry into whistleblowing due to report by June, whistleblower policies and procedures are in the spotlight. Two leaders of the AICD-supported research project ‘Whistling While They Wo...

Final steps to safe harbour law reform

In significant news for all directors, the Australian Government released draft legislation for insolvency law reform that includes a proposal to introduce a safe harbour for directors from insolvent ...

What keeps directors awake at night: insights from the Director Sentiment Index

Every six months, as part of the Director Sentiment Index, the AICD asks members what issues are ‘keeping them awake at night’. Carissa Simons, the AICD’s Media Manager, runs through the current chall...

Director Sentiment Index: First Half 2017

The results from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ latest Director Sentiment Index show that Australia’s business leaders are more confident at the beginning of 2017 than they have been i...

Business Leaders Bullish Ahead of Budget

Australia’s business leaders are more confident than they’ve been in six years, according to a survey of more than 1,100 company directors released today by the Australian Institute of Company Directo...

4 keys to fixing Australia’s infrastructure

Australia’s creaking infrastructure will crimp economic growth in the future unless urgent action is taken, warns AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters.

National Innovation and Science Agenda – Improving corporate insolvency law

The AICD has made a submission on the Australian Government’s Exposure Draft titled Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Inventive No. 2) Bill 2017, and the accompanying draft Explanatory Me...
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