Topic: Regulation

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NSW Productivity Commissioner Peter Achterstraat AM on why the regulatory framework needs updating

Retaining some of the regulatory changes adopted during the pandemic will support business, improve productivity and grow the economy, writes NSW Productivity Commissioner Peter Achterstraat AM.

Resetting an effective risk culture

With the experiences of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic affecting companies' high-level thinking, businesses are revisiting their risk profiles and risk appetite statements and there’s been a not...

Continuous disclosure reforms to be made permanent and other COVID-19 relief extended – what directo...

In welcome news, the Treasurer has announced his intention to legislate permanent reform to continuous disclosure laws and extend relief for virtual AGMs and electronic communications until 15 Septemb...

AICD welcomes permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has welcomed the Government’s announcement today that there will be permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws.

UK and NZ lead way on mandatory climate risk disclosures

In recent months the UK and NZ governments have announced regimes for mandatory climate-related financial disclosures, with the Biden administration expected to follow suit this year in the US. These ...

Virtual Annual General Meetings (AGMs)

On 4 November 2020, the AICD wrote to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer, outlining support for modernisation of Corporations Act requirements on member meetings.

AICD submission on virtual meetings and electronic document execution

On 30 October 2020, the AICD lodged a submission on the Corporations Amendment (Virtual Meetings and Electronic Communications) Bill 2020 (Exposure Draft).

Essential Director Update 2020: ASIC Chair James Shipton in conversation

ASIC Chair James Shipton talks with AICD CEO Angus Armour FAICD over Zoom about the regulator's priorities for the year ahead. They discuss the lessons from the Corporate Governance Taskforce, non-fin...

Has overregulation damaged Australia's corporate governance?

There is a need for major reform of the civil and criminal sanctions applicable to Australian directors, argues John Colvin FAICD and Brendan Hord of Herbert Smith Freehills.

AICD supports cutting red tape for charitable fundraising

In late August, the Intergovernmental Charitable Fundraising National Working Group, which consists of officials from the states and territories together with the ACNC, released a discussion pape...
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