Topic: Politics

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Budget reactions the good and the bad

The reaction to Scott Morrison’s second budget is that it is politically smart, despite it failing to rein in spending. The AICD’s view is that the ‘lifters and leaners’ has been replaced by ‘politics...

The Dismal Science: The AICD’s economics podcast

In our new weekly podcast, AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters discusses the economic news and issues that are affecting Australian boards.

Update on insolvency safe harbour reforms

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has recommended a ‘safe harbour’ for directors.

Update: Insolvency safe harbour reform

Further progress has been made on this important reform, with the bill now referred to an Inquiry of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, writes Carissa Simons.

Labor gives tentative support to insolvency reform

The Labor Party has signalled its support for the federal government’s proposed changes to Australia’s strict insolvency laws. Carissa Simons gives an update on its progress.

Leading directors welcome next step on journey to safe harbour reform

On the long journey to reforming Australia’s draconian insolvency laws, the Federal Government has introduced its safe harbour legislation to parliament.

Blueprint for NFP reform

The AICD’s flagship policy document, Governance of the Nation: A Blueprint for Growth sets out an agenda for NFP regulatory reform. AICD General Manager, Advocacy, Louise Petschler, explains the need ...

Federal Budget 2017: Summary for directors

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second Budget projects a 10th straight year of deficit, with two more shortfalls to follow before the projected move back into the black.

Federal Budget 2017: Stephen Walters' analysis

Treasurer Scott Morrison said this morning that Budgets are about choices, and he has chosen to jettison the austerity of previous Budgets in favour of what he calls “fairness, security and oppo...

The time for tinkering is over

The AICD last week released its latest Blueprint for Growth, a comprehensive plan to help boost productivity. With economic problems mounting, it is time to stop tinkering around the edges and get ser...

AICD delegation meets Prime Minister to promote national reform

An AICD delegation met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and other political heavyweights of all stripes in Canberra last week, AICD Advocacy Manager Amber O’Connel...
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