Topic: Corporations Act 2001

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Expiry of COVID-19 relief that permitted virtual AGMs and electronic signatures and continuous discl...

The Government’s Treasury Laws Amendment Bill (2021 Measures No.1), which proposed extending the COVID-19 relief to hold virtual AGMs, and in Schedule 2 introduce a fault element in respect to d...

New joint guidance for navigating virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and electronic shareholder com...

To help organisations navigate the ongoing uncertainty around holding AGMs and executing electronic documents in the current environment, the AICD has collaborated with the Governance Institute of Aus...

Directors’ rights to ask questions and get legal advice

Jones Day Partners Tim L’Estrange and Michael Lishman, and Of Counsel Courtney Dixon, discuss your important rights as a director to get information and to receive independent legal advice paid for by...

AICD Welcomes Targeted Measures to Tackle Phoenixing

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of new targeted measures to combat illegal phoenixing, including a new ho...

Directors' Counsel: Blowing the Whistle

A new Bill before Parliament engenders confidence of increased protection for whistleblowers in Australia, writes Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife.

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.
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