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Proposed introduction of Director Identification Numbers

On 1 October 2018 the Government released the first tranche of draft legislation to facilitate Modernising Business Registers and provide the legal framework for Director Identification Numbers (DINs)...

How is ‘Safe Harbour’ playing out on the ground?

In this interview, BDO’s Advisory Executive Director Darren Stacey answers five questions about the ‘Safe Harbour’ provision and how it’s shaping up a year after it was legisla...

Modernising Work Health and Safety laws in Western Australia

On 6 September 2018 the AICD made a submission to the proposals of the Western Australian Government to modernise Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety laws in the state. In its submission the AI...

Could Director Identification Numbers counter illegal phoenixing?

The federal government's introduction of Director Identification Numbers could bring illegal phoenixing to an end. But would it be effective?

Consultation on Modernising Business Registers (including Director Identification Numbers)

On 17 August the AICD provided a submission to the Treasury consultation on Modernising Business Registers. Our submission focused on the areas of Director Identification Numbers (DINs) and the need f...

How is your board responding to the new global mobility regulations?

In the ever changing and increasingly stringent nature of regulatory compliance and enforcement, the establishment of the new Department of Home Affairs (the Department) heralds a new epoch in protect...

Why Australia's class action laws need a rethink

Australia's class action law is in need of a rethink as the number and size of class actions funded by third parties grows.

Modern slavery reporting is on its way

The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (Commonwealth Bill) was introduced into the House of Representatives on 28th June 2018 and has been referred to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislati...

Inquiry into the framework surrounding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of industrial ...

The AICD has provided a submission to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee inquiry into the framework surrounding the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths...

AICD supports Anti-Phoenix Measures

The Australian Institute of Company Directors today reiterated its support for reforms announced in the Budget aimed at combatting illegal phoenixing activity.
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