Topic: Corporations Act 2001

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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...
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