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Topic: Safe harbour
A provision of a statute or a regulation that specifies that certain conduct will be deemed not to violate a given rule, in this case trading while insolvent laws
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Update on insolvency safe harbour reforms
9 August 2017
The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has recommended a ‘safe harbour’ for directors.
1 August 2017 | Louise Petschler MAICD
The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Louise Petschler provides a monthly round-up of the Advocacy team’s projects.
Update: Insolvency safe harbour reform
26 July 2017 | Carissa Simons
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
12 July 2017 | Carissa Simons
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.
Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Bill 2017
12 July 2017
On 12 July 2017, the AICD made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into a bill which would see the significant reform of insolvency law, through the introduction of an i...
1 July 2017 | James Dunn
The recent draft insolvency laws aim to offer greater protection to directors, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, writes James Dunn.
Leading directors welcome next step on journey to safe harbour reform
14 June 2017
On the long journey to reforming Australia’s draconian insolvency laws, the Federal Government has introduced its safe harbour legislation to parliament.
Safe harbour laws will help more businesses set sail
14 June 2017 | Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD
Safe harbour reforms present an opportunity to protect jobs and value, and make Australia more attractive to the companies of the future.
Final steps to safe harbour law reform
10 May 2017 | Matthew McGirr
In significant news for all directors, the Australian Government released draft legislation for insolvency law reform that includes a proposal to introduce a safe harbour for directors from insolvent ...
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A framework for boards to safeguard against shareholder activism
18 April 2017 | Tony Featherstone
13 steps for directors to consider, as investor relations role grows.