Opinion pieces


Insolvency Laws Make Welcome Leap into 21st Century

Disruption, innovation and being Amazon-ready are often cited as the keys to business success and employment growth in a rapidly changing world. However sometimes it is the practical changes to our le...

Good Governance in the Not-for-profit Sector is Paramount

Reports of poor practice in the charity sector often stem from poor governance and can damage trust and lead to disproportionate responses, writes Elizabeth Proust AO, Chairman of the Australian Insti...

Safe harbour laws will help more businesses set sail

Safe harbour reforms present an opportunity to protect jobs and value, and make Australia more attractive to the companies of the future.

Fraser review fails investors

Bernie Fraser’s long-awaited report on industry superannuation governance represents a missed opportunity to lift the quality of governance in this important sector.

Premier’s Regret a Warning for Turnbull

If Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t take action soon, he and the outgoing NSW Premier will be reminiscing over the same missed opportunity for years to come, writes AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust.

Populism Trumping Policy

Populism is on the march around the world. Populist movements have swept the UK, US, Europe and the Philippines. But Australian policymakers must resist the tide and implement desperately needed refor...

Lifting public policy tone a job for all

As our new Parliament takes its place in the nation’s capital, Australia’s business leaders must take their place leading the campaign for long-term policy to drive the nation’s growth.

When heartfelt oratory gave us a political vision to believe in

After a lengthy campaign unblemished by inspiring oratory, Australia’s best unknown political speech cries out for attention and reflection.

This election signals the need for fixed four-year terms

John Brogden, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Australian Institute of Company Directors appeared on Sky News on May 10, 2016 where he discussed the impact fixed four-year terms would ha...

Give COAG power to set a reform agenda

In the early 1990’s the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) was established to replace the Premier’s Conference and expand the state/commonwealth engagement beyond fights over money to a detailed...
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