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General Duties of Directors
15 January 2018
Directors govern a company on behalf of the shareholders of that company. The Corporations Act 2001 states in s 198A (1) that ‘The business of a company is to be managed by or under the directio...
From the Commissioner: Five years of the ACNC
6 December 2017 | Murray Baird FAICD
In the lead up to the ACNC’s five-year review, Acting Commissioner Murray Baird shares his reflection on the work of the ACNC since its establishment and what the future might hold.
From the Children’s Commissioner: The board’s role in creating a child safe culture
6 December 2017 | Megan Mitchell
National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell discusses the development of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and shares her reflections on what boards and directors can do to ensu...
New NFP financial reporting framework on the way
6 December 2017 | Kerry Hicks
Recent attention from government, standard setters and academics may signal major revisions to Australia’s financial reporting framework for not-for-profits
Minutes of Directors' Meetings
29 November 2017
Minutes are an official record of the proceedings and resolutions of general meetings and directors’ meetings, as well as resolutions passed outside of meetings.
Director Sentiment Index 2H17: General optimism but low policy expectations
15 November 2017
The latest Director Sentiment Index showed sentiment among directors at a record high, but they remain pessimistic about the prospects for reform in Canberra.
Director Sentiment Index: Second Half 2017
2 November 2017
The results from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ latest Director Sentiment Index show that Australian directors are buoyant about what the future holds, with director sentiment rising t...
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What is directors and officers insurance?
16 October 2017
A comprehensive guide to directors and officers insurance
Modernising Business Registers
6 September 2017
The AICD lodged a submission with Treasury on Modernising Business Registers. In this submission we expressed support for measures to streamline business interactions with government. We supported a...
Creating a strong foundation for good governance
4 September 2017 | Susan Pascoe AM FAICD
Recent media reporting of poor practices from some in the Australian charity sector emphasises the importance of getting the basics right – and the need for charities to have a solid foundation upon w...