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RBA monetary easing ahead, plus new fiscal framework

A speech on monetary policy and the Australian economy by RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle has prompted some central bank watchers to predict rate cuts and the introduction of quantitative easing befor...

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, rec...

AICD welcomes continuous disclosure amendment extension

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has welcomed the extension of continuous disclosure changes which were made due to the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

Five cyber-security questions for boards in 2020

How has the COVID-19 crisis changed the cyber-security landscape in Australia? A recent AICD webinar addressed this question, examining the new $1.67 billion Australian national cybersecurity strategy...

Jobless rate drops to 6.8 per cent in August surprise

August’s labour market report was surprisingly strong, delivering a marked decline in the unemployment rate, a small rise in the participation rate and an increase of 111,000 in employment. ...

New proxy adviser rules in United States

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new rules governing the conduct of proxy advisers (see here for the SEC’s release). Designed to address concerns about the “outs...

Phoenix Directors now personally liable for GST

Under changes passed by Federal parliament, directors can now be held personally liable where entities fail to pay GST, luxury car tax (LCT) and the wine equalisation tax (WET).This extends the existi...

Evaluate your organisation's property risk with FM Global

International property insurer FM Global believes the majority of loss is preventable. Here's how they could help identify and manage potential risks for your organisation.

Why leaders must talk to staff on mental health

The year 2020, where many of us are feeling fragile, will go down in history as one of the most challenging for mental health at work and at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As insurance claims for...

What should I be doing if my entity employs regular and systematic casual employees?

In May 2020 the Full Bench of the Federal Court handed down a decision in the case of Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato. This case dealt with the circumstances in which employees engaged as casuals may be rec...
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