AICD hosts Climate Governance Initiative Australia

The Australian Chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative will help Australian directors address climate change at the board level.

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Essential Director Update 2021

The latest governance, regulatory and legislative updates to help guide you through leadership challenges for the year ahead.

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Acquire skills to effectively resolve ethical issues in the boardroom

Enrol in our Ethics in the Boardroom course.

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New resource to help boards deal with workplace sexual harassment

Our new director tool provides guidance on addressing and preventing workplace sexual harassment

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A new practical guide to help directors identify and elevate stakeholder voices to the board

Is your board elevating the stakeholder voice?

A new guide to help directors identify and elevate stakeholder voices to the board


Delta dampens global growth

The RBA believes that Delta will ‘delay but not derail’ the recovery. The latest data though shows that the strain is taking its toll on the global economy. Plus, poor results on the jobs front, thoug...

AICD and COVID-19 – information for members, clients, faculty and stakeholders.

In light of COVID-19, this page contains information about AICD services and the steps we are taking to safeguard the health of staff, members, clients, faculty and all other stakeholders.

Second quarter GDP shows pre-Delta economy in decent shape

The main focus this week was the June quarter GDP result. There had been some speculation that the data might deliver a surprise quarterly decline which – given that a Delta- and lockdown-driven cont...

Damaged by Delta

The impact of the resurgent coronavirus Delta variant threatens to take the gloss off the global economic outlook, writes AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell MAICD.

Private sector activity contracts for a second month

The Flash Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for Australia fell deeper into negative territory in August, hitting a 15-month low and signalling a second month of falling activity as lockdowns a...

Five response steps to the crisis for SMEs

As lockdowns continue in 2021, the number of distressed businesses are on the rise. How can organisations and their boards cope with disappearing cashflow and other challenges posed to their existence...

Unemployment falls even as lockdowns bite

The July labour force report saw the unemployment rate tumble to 4.6 per cent, its lowest rate since 2008, defying consensus forecasts of a lockdown-driven increase in joblessness. The median forecas...

Consumer and business confidence drops

A light week on the Australian data front showed the Delta variant and state lockdowns again weighing on households and businesses. The monthly Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment...

Important continuous disclosure reform, virtual AGM relief

New laws passed by the Senate this week extend temporary relief for virtual AGMs and electronic documents to early 2022, and make welcome changes to continuous disclosure breach provisions.

RBA cuts Dec 21 GDP to 4 per cent

The Reserve Bank of Australia has trimmed its forecast for GDP growth this year to 4 per cent from 4.75 per cent in the August Statement on Monetary Policy released today. The revised forecast follow...
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