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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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 ...

Consultation on proposed amendments to the foreign bribery offence in the Criminal Code Act 1995

The AICD has made a submission to the Australian Government’s consultation on proposed amendments to the foreign bribery offence in the Criminal Code Act 1995.

Director Liability in Tasmania

We are writing to you regarding reforms to legislation imposing personal criminal liability on directors for acts of corporations.

Director tax duties

Avoiding grey areas around tax avoidance comes down to preparation and documentation, writes Peter Murray.

In the know - Awarding Life Fellows

At the Australian Governance Summit in March, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD recognised three individuals who have made an exceptional and ongoing contribution to the Australian Institute of Company Direct...

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 ...

Directors' Counsel - An important message on corporate compliance

Professor Bob Baxt explains why it is vital that companies embrace a proper culture of compliance ahead of the proposed new regime of protection for whistleblowers.
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