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Expiry of COVID-19 relief that permitted virtual AGMs and electronic signatures and continuous discl...
28 April 2021 | Laura Bacon
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...
New joint guidance for navigating virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and electronic shareholder com...
19 April 2021
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...
The difference between legal and illegal phoenix activity
1 April 2021
Are businesses legitimately restructuring to deal with the financial fallout of COVID-19 or just avoiding paying their debts? ASIC’s senior executive leader for small business engagement and com...
Managing climate risk for directors
1 February 2021 | Cathie Armour
ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour says disclosing and managing climate-related risk is a key director responsibility.
ASIC to track insolvency risks: 2020 Essential Director Update wrap-up
19 October 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
This year’s Essential Director Update saw Lisa Chung AM FAICD, Graham Bradley AM FAICD and ASIC chair James Shipton deliver video presentations exploring the issues facing directors ahead of a l...
Board and management
What has changed with ASIC's whistleblower obligations?
1 October 2020
Directors need to be across the new guidelines on companies' whistleblower obligations, writes ASIC executive director of assessment and intelligence Warren Day.
ASIC releases urgent reporting update in response to Victorian COVID-19 restrictions
12 August 2020
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has updated their FAQS on the implications of COVID-19 for financial reporting and audit to provide guidance on the impact of restrictions i...
ASIC shares key advice for SME survival
1 August 2020
Small to medium enterprises have been hit hard by the pandemic, but ASIC executive director of assessment and intelligence, Warren Day, says there is plenty of advice available for those seeking help.
AICD submission to the Senate Select Committee
28 May 2020
On 28 May 2020, the AICD made a submission to the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19. The submission focuses on the AICD’s current perspective on regulatory and reform priorities to accelerate ...
ASIC releases guidelines for virtual investor meetings
7 May 2020 | Sophie Stern
ASIC has issued guidelines on how companies should use technology to conduct hybrid and virtual meetings of members.