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AICD survey results: Directors lose confidence in government

25 October 2018 | Shelley Dempsey The latest Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI) for the second half of 2018 shows directors have increasing pessimism towards Canberra’s impact on business and on Australia’s economic outlook but strong support for boards to rebuild public trust.
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An interview with Tim Aman from BDO

The fallout of the Banking Royal Commission will rock the corporate sector from years to come. With the final report due in February, BDO’s National Leader Financial Services Tim Aman covers off...

UK changes reporting rules for private company directors

Privately owned companies are being asked to provide greater transparency — and regulatory changes in the UK could indicate the way forward for Australia, writes Professor Pamela Hanrahan.

Whistleblower legislation passes Senate

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 has passed through the Senate and is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives early next year.

Modern Slavery reporting is here

The Act will introduce a modern slavery reporting requirement (extending to an entity’s supply chains) designed to strengthen Australia’s response to modern slavery. The explanatory memorandum indicat...

Recap: AICD's 10 most popular articles for 2018

2018 was anything but quiet. As the year draws to a close we have curated a selection of the year’s most popular insights for directors, including articles on the Banking Royal Commission, the CBA-APR...

“Governance is right at the core of economics”: Introducing the AICD’s new chief economist

Mark Thirlwell will start as the AICD’s chief economist in February next year. He has nearly 30 years' experience as an economist, focusing on international political economy at the Bank of Engl...

Six big issues for directors in 2019

As the New Year shapes up as another big year in the governance space for directors, here the AICD Advocacy team take a look at the big issues for boards. Advocacy General Manager Louise Petschler, MA...

Modern slavery laws: how boards must comply

Australia has passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), and boards need to start work now to comply with mandatory reporting by 2020. The good news is that business can gain reputational benefits &nda...

Remuneration shapes up as a top issue at AGS 2019

Distinguished director Penny Bingham-Hall, FAICD, who sits on six boards including Fortescue Metals, Dexus Property Group and BlueScope Steel, sees remuneration as a hot topic for boards next year. Sh...
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