Topic: Duties and responsibilities

Understanding all your duties and responsibilities as a director isn't always easy. AICD can help you develop a thorough list

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Federal Court affirms Brickworks and Soul Pattinson directors had companies’ best interests in mind

A Federal Court decision in the long-running Perpetual-Brickworks/Soul Pattinson litigation appears to underline existing principles relating to directorship and governance.

Directors' Counsel - Identifying a de facto director

Professor Bob Baxt explains why clarity around whether a person is a de facto or shadow director is a central theme for consideration by the court.

Insight - Enforcement of directors’ duties in Australia

The Governance Leadership Centre examines new research from Melbourne Law School on the application of penalties for breaches of director duties.

Want a seat at the board table?

Aspiring directors looking for a seat at the board table face stiff competition from other like-minded, ambitious individuals.

ASIC shares lessons for emerging market issuers and gatekeepers

The continued prevalence of emerging market issuers has led the corporate regulator to release a report on the key challenges associated with these issuers and what directors and other gatekeepers can...

How the C-suite sees risk: what boards should know

A recent international survey of C-suite and senior business leaders on the most pressing current and future risks to business could help align important risk conversations between board and managemen...

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.

AICD Signals Support for Anti-Phoenix Measures

The Australian Institute of Company Directors today indicated its strong support for the introduction of Director Identification Numbers (DINs) and tougher penalties in order to tackle damaging illega...

Final steps to safe harbour law reform

In significant news for all directors, the Australian Government released draft legislation for insolvency law reform that includes a proposal to introduce a safe harbour for directors from insolvent ...
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