Topic: Government


latest edelman trust barometer shows deepening trust crisis in australia

Trust in Australian institutions has hit a five year low, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.

Federal Budget 2018: BDO's guide for directors

Australia's Federal Budget 2018 has plenty for directors to consider, including new measures regarding phoenixing and R&D concessions. Despite the Government's insistence that it remains committed to ...

5 imperatives for action from Bill Ferris AC

Innovation and Science Australia Chair Bill Ferris speaks to the ‘Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation’ plan at a recent AICD NSW Directors’ Breakfast.

2018 Federal Budget: Summary for directors

What does the 2018 Federal Budget mean for your organisation and for the wider Australian economy? AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters GAICD and Head of Policy Christian Gergis provide their analysis...

From the CEO: Setting the Tone

“I know it is risky. I know it is against the conventional wisdom, but whatever the result is I will have no regrets,” former Prime Minister John Howard said in the dying days of the 1998 election cam...

AICD welcomes tougher penalties for serious corporate wrong-doing

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to significantly increase financial penalties for serious wrong-doing by individuals and corporations.

Director Sentiment Index: First Half 2018

For the third survey in a row director sentiment has reached its highest point since 2011, largely off the back of increased confidence about the strength of the Australian economy, as well as other m...

The Economist: Balance of Power

Australia’s energy problems have been a long time in the making and will need bipartisan discipline to overcome, writes Stephen Walters GAICD.

Organisation definitions

A private company is a company that is registered as, or converts to, a proprietary company under the Corporations Act 2001 (C’th). Directors of proprietary companies have legal duties and responsibil...

How to ask great governance questions

An ability to ask strong questions in board meetings is a critical director skill – and sometimes a terrifying reality for directors who are still learning about the organisation and its industry.

Director remuneration

The board is responsible for determining remuneration policy as well as the level and structure of compensation for both directors and senior executives.
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