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Business must build on record high trust levels: 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer

For the first time, business is seen as the most trusted institution in Australia, and leadership in the business community will be critical to post-pandemic recovery, says Edelman’s Australian ...

Resetting an effective risk culture

With the experiences of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic affecting companies' high-level thinking, businesses are revisiting their risk profiles and risk appetite statements and there’s been a not...

Continuous disclosure reforms to be made permanent and other COVID-19 relief extended – what directo...

In welcome news, the Treasurer has announced his intention to legislate permanent reform to continuous disclosure laws and extend relief for virtual AGMs and electronic communications until 15 Septemb...

Unemployment rate falls again as labour market recovery rolls on

Another helping of good news on the Australian labour market this week. The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.4 per cent in January while the underemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage ...

Upbeat consumers and optimistic businesses

It was a quiet week on the data front with only a couple of releases. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment Index rose almost two per cent in February to be up more than 14 per ...

Happy 2021: RBA delivers forecast upgrades, $100b more QE

At its first meeting of the year, the RBA announced it would extend its asset purchase program by an additional $100 billion. In a follow-up speech, Governor Lowe said although the central bank was no...

Climate change now an opportunity, not a threat: AICD roundtable

Climate change was once seen by energy companies and others as a threat to business. Now, according to senior directors who spoke at a recent AICD roundtable hosted by The Australian, the tide has shi...

Dealing with toxic behaviour in the boardroom

Bad boardroom behaviour can manifest itself in many ways – through particular directors controlling debate, via the words of a ranting chair, by board members belittling, blaming, or undermining...

Professor Megan Davis on standing up and speaking out

In episode 10, Catherine spoke with trailblazer and winner of AFR Women of Influence Award Professor Megan Davis. The conversation traversed many topics from the UN to rugby league and the Uluru's Sta...

Securities class action reform should be a New Year priority

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has backed calls by an influential Parliamentary Joint Committee for substantial reform to Australia’s securities class action settings.
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