Topic: COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the virus strain severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Worldwide spread of the disease began for the first time in 2019 and has developed into the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

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Budget 2021-22: Setting the Scene

Last year brought Australia’s first Pandemic Budget. A few days beforehand, the Prime Minister had described it as ‘arguably one of the most important, if not the most important since the...

RBA sticks with status quo as budget day approaches

At its 4 May meeting the RBA again left all of its key policy settings unchanged despite flagging new and more optimistic forecasts for growth and unemployment. It also promised decisions on its yiel...

Keep one eye on pandemic fallout, and one on the longer term, says Global Risks Report 2021

Last year will forever be defined by COVID-19’s devastating impact on societies and economies. However the global pandemic also intersected with a range of other threats to accelerate and exacerbate p...

Why CMOs are the new leaders

Having proved their value as the guardians of public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, chief medical officers are now in demand in boardrooms around Australia.

3 steps to overcoming emotional exhaustion

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our mental health and wellbeing, heightening the risk of executive burnout. But to mitigate its effects, directors need to address the root causes.

Underlying inflation falls to record low

Australia’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.6 per cent over the March quarter to be up just 1.1 per cent in annual terms. The annual rate of underlying inflation fell to a record low of 1.1 per cen...

Expiry of COVID-19 relief that permitted virtual AGMs and electronic signatures and continuous discl...

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...

March retail sales buoyed by state exits from lockdown

Retail turnover rose 1.4 per cent over the month in March, boosted by growth in Victoria and Western Australia after both states had exited from February lockdowns. Minutes from the RBA’s 6 April mee...

How long will it take for global travel to rebound?

When will global travel resume? And what will it take for the sector to rebuild and recover? These issues were explored by directors from the travel and tourism industries at the 2021 Australian Gover...

New joint guidance for navigating virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and electronic shareholder com...

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...
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