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5 Key lessons on leadership

From November 2008 to December 2016, Australia had four prime ministers. Meanwhile, our neighbours across the Tasman had one, the Rt Hon Sir John Key. Ahead of his appearance at the 2018 Australian Go...

Why we must work to restore trust

At the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference held in Perth earlier this month, AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD urged business and political leaders to rebuild trust with the community.

Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford on making the tough decisions

In a candid conversation with Alan Kohler at an AICD Leaders’ Edge Lunch in Melbourne yesterday (14 November 2017), Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford AO FAICD opened up on the airline’s decis...

Director Sentiment Index 2H17: General optimism but low policy expectations

The latest Director Sentiment Index showed sentiment among directors at a record high, but they remain pessimistic about the prospects for reform in Canberra.

Three leadership lessons from a wake-up call on free trade

AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD offers her three leadership lessons on free trade ahead of her appearance at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference.

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.

Leaders' Pulse: poll of directors overwhelmingly favours federal four-year terms

If Australia's politicians are going to deliver the long-term reform the country needs, we need fixed four-year federal terms, according to a poll of AICD members.

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.
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