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Governance Leadership Centre
Better protections for whistleblowers on the way
27 September 2017 | Lucas Ryan GAICD
A parliamentary committee report has called for significantly stronger protections for whistleblowers
Strong Whistleblower Protections a Step Closer to Becoming Reality
14 September 2017
The Australian Institute of Company Directors today welcomed the passage through the Senate of safe harbour reforms which will help save jobs and value, while supporting a culture of entrepreneurship ...
Directors' Counsel: New whistleblowing initiatives
1 September 2017 | Professor Bob Baxt AO FAICD
Professor Bob Baxt considers the possibility of a significant new whistleblowing regime in Australia.
Interview: NAB whistleblower Dennis Gentilin on how to avoid ethical failures
14 June 2017 | Dennis Gentilin
In 2004, as a young trader at National Australia Bank, Dennis Gentilin MAICD blew the whistle on a major foreign exchange trading scandal that saw the jailing of four of his colleagues on the desk. Mo...
Board and organisational culture
Improving corporate whistleblower practices in Australia
10 May 2017 | Kath Hall, AJ Brown
With a Senate inquiry into whistleblowing due to report by June, whistleblower policies and procedures are in the spotlight. Two leaders of the AICD-supported research project ‘Whistling While They Wo...
Advocacy and policy
Behind closed doors: the 7 conversations dominating Australia’s boardrooms
8 March 2017
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Australian Institute of Company Directors gathered together seven of Australia’s pre-eminent female directors to discuss the big issues they are confro...
1 March 2017 | Louise Petschler MAICD
The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Louise Petschler provides a monthly round-up of the advocacy team’s key projects.
Why Australia needs better protection for whistleblowers
22 February 2017 | Lucas Ryan GAICD
A government review is underway into whistleblowing laws. The AICD has called for stronger protection for whistleblowers so that corporate wrongdoing can be detected, addressed and, ideally, prevented...
Advocacy and policy
Corporations Act 2001
Robust Protections needed for Australian Whistleblowers
15 February 2017
The Australian Institute of Company Directors has called for significantly stronger and broader whistleblower protections to improve good governance in corporate Australia and protect those who expose...
Submission on the public consultations on reform to Australia’s whistleblowing frameworks
10 February 2017
On 10 February 2017, the AICD provided a submission to two concurrent consultations into Australia’s private, public and not-for-profit whistleblowing frameworks.