Topic: Advocacy and policy

Talking to government and setting policies. AICD is an important and influential voice advocating for our members' best interests

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 The AICD’s view is that the ‘lifters and leaners’ has been replaced by ‘politic...

Director Sentiment Index: Second Half 2017

The results from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ latest Director Sentiment Index show that Australian directors are buoyant about what the future holds, with director sentiment rising t...

Progress towards achieving 30% female representation across ASX 200 Boards has stalled

Statistics from the latest AICD Gender diversity progress report show a worrying slowdown in progress towards the AICD's 30% target for women on ASX 200 boards.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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