Topic: Corporations Act 2001

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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.

Inquiry into the Corporations Amendment (Modernisation of Members Registration) Bill 2017

The AICD has made a submission on the Corporations Amendment (Modernisation of Members Registration) Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill proposes to amend s 169 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to include a...

Directors' Counsel - Crime and punishment

Professor Bob Baxt considers a number of recent court cases and questions whether current Corporations Law penalties are high enough.

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.

Former chairman of AWB Limited fined and banned for duty of care breach

In a cautionary tale for directors, former AWB Chairman Trevor Flugge was this week fined in connection with the Iraqi ‘oil for wheat’ scandal. AICD Senior Policy Adviser Lysarne Pelling explains the ...

Why Australia needs better protection for whistleblowers

A government review is underway into whistleblowing laws. The AICD has called for stronger protection for whistleblowers so that corporate wrongdoing can be detected, addressed and, ideally, prevented...

Serving Stakeholders

“We serve shareholders” is akin to “I was just following orders” – a dumbing down of the job, and an abdication of responsibility...” - Harrison Young, experienced non-executive director, on serving s...
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