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Gender diversity holds steady at 30.7% on ASX 200 boards

As corporate Australia considers the leadership required for the COVID-19 recovery, we encourage organisations to remain focused on the value of diversity.

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Consumer confidence and ASX rise, construction spend falls

Consumer confidence rose again (just) for an eighth consecutive week and there are now accompanying signs of a recovery in consumer spending as captured by bank credit and debit card data. Financial m...

Emergency continuous disclosure relief - what directors need to know

The Government has announced temporary amendments to the Corporations Act to provide that companies and officers will only be liable for continuous disclosure breaches if there has been knowledge, re...

Is your audit committee asking these questions?

As audit committees navigate the practical challenges of accounting, reporting and disclosing the impacts of COVID-19 and new Accounting Standards for 30 June 2020, the following series of questions a...

COVID-19: Board oversight of scenario planning

The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis is tasking boards with stabilising their organisation and pivoting towards a viable ‘new normal’. The challenge is that they need to do so in a complex enviro...

COVID-19: Government eases continuous disclosure rules for six months

The Federal Government is easing continuous disclosure rules for six months to help listed entities deal with the uncertainty cause by COVID-19.

Consumer confidence climbs but spending still low

A weekly measure of consumer confidence has now improved for seven weeks in a row. Even so, retail turnover collapsed in April. Payroll data continue to paint a bleak picture of the overall state of t...

COVID-19: Accounting bodies publish important guidance on Going Concern

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and the Auditing and Assurance Board (AUASB) have published a joint guidance on assessing going concern and solvency declarations entitled “The I...

Should you crowdfund your charity?

As the hit to fundraising during COVID-19 takes hold towards the middle of 2020, some charities are looking to crowdfunding as a possible option, but there can be risks.

The ethics of dealing with vulnerable customers

As businesses seek to navigate their way through the challenges that COVID-19 presents, something they are likely to encounter more of is vulnerable customers. People whose lives were ‘OK’ just months...

Parliamentary inquiry into class action industry launched

An inquiry into Australia’s class action industry has been referred to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services
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