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Governance Leadership Centre
Directos' Counsel - ASIC suffers two major setbacks
1 March 2017 | Professor Bob Baxt AO FAICD
Professor Bob Baxt outlines two recent cases unsuccessfully pursued by the regulator and argues it is time that ASIC is provided with sufficient legal support.
ASIC’s reporting season reminders
22 December 2016 | Kerry Hicks
Ahead of reporting season, ASIC has issued two important releases on preparing financial statements and on upcoming changes to accounting standards. AICD Senior Policy Adviser Kerry Hicks explains wha...
Change on the way for whistleblowers
28 November 2016
An AICD-supported research project is providing vital data on whistleblowing practices in Australian businesses and not-for-profits, just as the Federal Government commits to reforming laws seeking to...
Megatrends, Cybersecurity, Innovation and Failure
28 November 2016
Leading ASX directors, including Kevin McCann AM FAICD, Wendy Stops GAICD and Roger Corbett AO FAICD, shared practical insights on their toughest challenges at the recent AICD ASX Sector Forum
What directors need to know about changes to unfair contract terms
8 November 2016 | Michael Schaper FAICD
New laws come into place this month which will allow courts to crack down on unfair contract terms for small businesses. ACCC Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper FAICD explains what directors need to know...
ASX overhauls admission rules
8 November 2016 | Kerry Hicks
From December this year, the ASX will introduce new admission requirements, including a minimum 20 per cent free float and disclosure of two years of audited accounts, that will bring the country’s ma...
31 October 2016 | John Price
John Price provides recent examples of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s enforcement actions and outlines how the regulator is using enforcement to promote good governance.
‘A change has got to come’: governance reform in the UK
12 October 2016
With anti-elite sentiment in the UK running high following the Brexit vote, the British government is contemplating moves to curb executive pay and require worker representatives on boards. The Boardr...
3 October 2016 | Cathie Armour
Cathie Armour discusses the regulator’s recent review of market cleanliness and explains how it contributes to the confidence of issuers and investors in the listed equities market.
3 October 2016 | Louise Petschler MAICD
The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Louise Petschler provides a monthly round-up of the advocacy team’s key projects and issues.