Topic: Risk

A probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided through preemptive action.


ATO provides tailored tax risk management guide for directors

The ATO has released a new guide for directors on their role in overseeing an organisation’s tax risk protocols, writes AICD’s Senior Policy Adviser Kerry Hicks.

5 top global risks in 2017

In an interconnected world shocks can spread swiftly and with devastating impact. A new World Economic Forum Report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your orga...

The 5 steps boards should take to deal with crises

There may be no greater test of a board than how it deals with a crisis. The nerves, emotional responses and judgment of the directors are all tested in a time-critical situation. Mark Carrick GAICD o...

How provocative is your board?

This is the second in a series of articles by Sally Freeman, Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Risk Consulting and Peter Nash, KPMG’s Australian Chairman, that looks at the changing context of governance, a...

How to avoid a Christmas party nightmare

The work Christmas party is an important event for many organisations to reward their staff for a year of hard work and allow colleagues to celebrate the festive season together. However, if not plann...

Court opens the way to a class action rush

A landmark court decision could usher in another wave of class action litigation with cases to be larger and more complex than ever before.

On high alert

Technology and its associated risks and opportunities will continue to dominate the business landscape in 2017 and beyond, writes Domini Stuart.

Highlights from the 2016 AICD Essential Director Update with Graham Bradley AM FAICD

The AICD’s Essential Director Update is one of the most important events in the Australian governance calendar. Held annually, the update is the AICD’s largest complimentary event. This year in a road...

Megatrends, Cybersecurity, Innovation and Failure

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

New legal opinion connects directors’ duties and climate change risks

Directors need to be considering how climate change might affect their business or they could be opening themselves up to litigation, a Sydney silk argues in a new legal opinion. Louise Petschler, the...