Topic: COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the virus strain severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Worldwide spread of the disease began for the first time in 2019 and has developed into the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

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Dealing with toxic behaviour in the boardroom

Bad boardroom behaviour can manifest itself in many ways – through particular directors controlling debate, via the words of a ranting chair, by board members belittling, blaming, or undermining...

Professor Megan Davis on standing up and speaking out

In episode 10, Catherine spoke with trailblazer and winner of AFR Women of Influence Award Professor Megan Davis. The conversation traversed many topics from the UN to rugby league and the Uluru's Sta...

Securities class action reform should be a New Year priority

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has backed calls by an influential Parliamentary Joint Committee for substantial reform to Australia’s securities class action settings.

Investors put boards on notice over stronger social governance

Recent cases such as Rio Tinto and AMP show that managing stakeholder interests has never been more challenging for boards, especially in terms of social governance and meeting the demands of investor...

Jobless rate falls to 6.8 per cent as labour market rebounds

Employment rose by 90,000 people in November, the participation rate returned to a record high, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.8 per cent as for a second consecutive month the labour market deliv...

Sally Pitkin on the evolution of governance: “We’ve got people issues on the board agenda”

Dr Sally Pitkin FAICD is the 2020 recipient of the AICD Queensland Division Gold Medal Award. Over her 25 year board career, Dr Pitkin has consistently promoted the highest standards of corporate gove...

What directors need to know about signing off on modern slavery statements

Many directors are for the first time faced with the unfamiliar task of reviewing and approving their organisation’s modern slavery statement. To provide directors with clear guidance on what th...

Why SMEs are a juicy target for cyber criminals

Australian Governance Summit in March 2021, says the average cyber event costs $1-$2 million to fix and outlines what steps directors and boards can take to reduce their digital vulnerability. And how...

Recap: AICD's 10 most popular articles for 2020

As the year draws to a close, we bring you the 10 most read articles of 2020. Covering the events that happened in the world around us through to the challenges taking place inside boardrooms, this ye...

Feeling good: Consumer sentiment at ten-year high, business confidence up too.

The monthly Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rose to a ten-year high in December. Reinforcing the message that households are ending the year in a positive mood, the weekly ANZ...
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