Topic: Director duties


Proxies under the microscope

Treasury will consult on a slate of possible new requirements for proxy advisors.

Resolution Rethink

New research shows investor pressure is mounting for greater transparency on climate-related identification and management - a cautionary sign that directors should heed.

Aged Care Royal Commission recommends sweeping changes to governance

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Royal Commission) has handed its report to the Australian Government. The report makes a series of major recommendations that if implemented wou...

Preventing workplace sexual harassment - obligations for directors

In January 2021, Safe Work Australia released new guidance aimed at assisting directors and officers discharge their duties under WHS laws to address the risk of sexual harassment occurring in the wor...

Recap: AICD's 10 most popular articles for 2020

As the year draws to a close, we bring you the 10 most read articles of 2020. Covering the events that happened in the world around us through to the challenges taking place inside boardrooms, this ye...

The 3 causes of dysfunctional boards – and what we can do about them

In a perfect world, we would see boards operate smoothly and harmoniously with no undercurrents or powerplays, no elephants in the room, with all voices being heard and valued. However, the greater co...

How does directors' best interests duty compare around the world?

How does Australia rate when it comes to directors' best interests duty? Jason Harris and Grace Borsellino compare Australian and international corporate law.

Directors must face the challenge of serving all stakeholders

Gone are the days of the easy mantra of shareholder primacy. Nowadays directors have obligations to achieve much more than just financial returns. However, as ethics fellow Clare Payne outlines, there...

Whistleblower director duties and responsibilities

Various high-profile cases in the Australian landscape, such as the Banking Royal Commission and associated corporate scandals, have shown that whistleblowers play an important role in exposing corpor...