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Regulatory changes ahead for directors

AICD's head of Advocacy Louise Petschler outlines regulatory changes that will affect directors, from WHS to ASIC's new Office of Enforcement.

ASIC surveys corporate governance practices of ASX 200 companies

ASIC Commissioner John Price confirms review of board practices for large listed companies, and summarises key AGM season trends.

Good news for small business

An increase in the thresholds that define a large proprietary company will mean that about 2,220 small companies will no longer have to lodge publicly available financial statements with ASIC. Accordi...

Tougher new ASIC warns directors

In last week’s federal Budget, The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was awarded more than $400 million in extra annual funding over four years, 25 per cent more than last year. ...

ASIC actions on recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission

Commissioner John Price explains how ASIC is working to carry out the 12 recommendations for legislative change from the banking Royal Commission.

ASIC: Who regulates the regulator?

In the wake of the banking Royal Commission, a new regulatory body responsible for monitoring ASIC's accountability is up for debate.

Prime Trust verdict offers important guiding principles for directors

Recent High Court judgement against the directors of Prime Trust has raised questions regarding ASIC's enforcement conduct, says Professor Pamela Hanrahan.

Stronger corporate penalties are here

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018 was passed by Parliament on 18 February 2019. The Bill –introduced into Parliament in October last ...

ASIC on the 2018 AGM season

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) reports on its observations of an Annual General Meeting Season conducted in “unique circumstances” and heightened sha...

ASIC says its time to review margin loans

ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour says it could be time for companies to rethink their policy on margin loans for directors and officers.
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