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Expiry of COVID-19 relief:
Virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and continuous disclosure

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Women ASX board appointments off to a positive start in 2021

Of all directors appointed to ASX 200 boards this year, nearly half have been women

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Aged Care Royal Commission recommends sweeping changes to governance

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ASIC AICD Culture Report

Governing company culture: Insights from Australian directors

New report from AICD & Australian Council of Superannuation Investors

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How long will it take for global travel to rebound?

When will global travel resume? And what will it take for the sector to rebuild and recover? These issues were explored by directors from the travel and tourism industries at the 2021 Australian Gover...

New joint guidance for navigating virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and electronic shareholder com...

To help organisations navigate the ongoing uncertainty around holding AGMs and executing electronic documents in the current environment, the AICD has collaborated with the Governance Institute of Aus...

Directors slow to file for small business insolvency under latest reforms

The take up of restructuring reforms for small businesses, provided by legislation enacted on 1 January 2021, has been slow – but this may change now that JobKeeper assistance has come to an end...

Vaccines as a workplace issue

As Australia’s vaccine rollout proceeds, many employers are grappling with the question of whether they can launch vaccination policies in the workplace. Here we assess the picture, which is a grey ar...

Record highs for jobs, business conditions, consumer sentiment at 11-year high

According to the monthly NAB survey, business conditions hit a record high in March, underpinned by record highs for trading conditions, profitability and employment. In March Labour Force figures ann...

RBA unmoved as housing market surges

At its meeting this week the RBA acknowledged the strength of Australia’s recovery but decided once again to leave all its major policy settings unchanged and continued to predict no change to t...

Jobs growth is the key to fiscal strategy

Thanks to the coronavirus, future macro policy is inextricably linked to labour market outcomes, writes AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

Business activity robust despite supply chain woes

Australia’s Flash Composite PMI rose to a three-month high in March, indicating the strongest rise in business activity since December last year, while input prices rose at their fastest pace in the (...

Expiry of COVID-19 relief: virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and continuous disclosure

The Government’s Treasury Laws Amendment Bill (2021 Measures No.1), which proposed extending the COVID-19 relief to hold virtual AGMs, and in Schedule 2 introduce a fault element in respect to d...

Australia’s recovery races on as unemployment rate drops to 5.8 per cent

February delivered another excellent result for the labour market with employment up by almost 89,000 people and the unemployment rate plunging by half a percentage point to 5.8 per cent. That left em...
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