Topic: Advocacy and policy

Talking to government and setting policies. AICD is an important and influential voice advocating for our members' best interests


Removing red tape

Harmonising state and territory fundraising laws is high on the AICD agenda, writes Louise Petschler GAICD. Also, updates on climate guidance and proxy advisers.

More work to do to shift the dial on gender diversity at all levels of leadership

Our latest quarterly Gender Diversity Report reveals important signs of progress on the ASX 200, including the appointment rate of women to board roles.

Advice in the spotlight

Proxy advice regulation is under review, a new virtual AGM guide for directors has been released, and the AICD's scholarship programs have expanded, writes Louise Petschler GAICD.

Why temporary regulatory reforms should stay

Australia should continue to modernise its regulatory framework beyond COVID-19, says AICD head of Advocacy Louise Petschler.

Women now occupy 32.9 per cent of ASX 200 board positions

The rate of women being appointed to director roles in 2021 on the ASX 200 and 300 is nearing the rate of men. Our latest quarterly Gender Diversity Report reveals that in January and February 2021, w...

Corporate governance in action

Board oversight of culture remains a top priority as the AICD pushes ahead with its Forward Governance Agenda, writes AICD head of Advocacy Louise Petschler. Plus an update on the latest gender divers...

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...

AICD welcomes permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has welcomed the Government’s announcement today that there will be permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws.

Directors, are you ready for a culture check?

New research reveals culture is finally being taken seriously by directors, reports Louise Petschler, AICD head of Advocacy. Plus updates on modern slavery reporting and AICD priorities.
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