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latest edelman trust barometer shows deepening trust crisis in australia
7 February 2018
Trust in Australian institutions has hit a five year low, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.
Corporate social responsibility
AICD Governance Snapshot: The board’s role in preventing workplace sexual harassment
31 March 2021
The AICD encourages directors and management to work together to foster safe workplaces for their employees. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to responding to workplace sexual harassment.
Business must build on record high trust levels: 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer
22 February 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
For the first time, business is seen as the most trusted institution in Australia, and leadership in the business community will be critical to post-pandemic recovery, says Edelman’s Australian ...
Australia's system of federalism presents a reform challenge
30 October 2020
Federalism reform should remove the disincentives for states to clean up their economic act, as improvements in one will have flow-on benefits that help all Australian jurisdictions, writes Professor ...
Sentiment bounces back despite COVID-19 economic uncertainty crisis: Director Sentiment Index
22 October 2020
The latest Director Sentiment Index (DSI) has revealed a jump in director sentiment, despite the on-going economic uncertainty triggered by COVID-19.
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Economy and society and sustainability
How can business leaders sit at the policy table and ensure their voice is heard?
8 September 2020 | Taleen Shamlian
As an economic crisis hangs heavy over the nation, governments have indicated they will lead a pro-growth strategy to bring the country out of recession. With a significant reform agenda on the cards,...
Two Australian fashion SMEs champion sustainability in the recovery from COVID-19
7 September 2020 | Victoria Tilbury
Like most retail industries, fashion has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to leaders of two Australian-grown brands about how they have pushed forward using such measures as crowdfundi...
Release of ALRC final report on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime
2 September 2020
The Attorney-General has tabled the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) final report on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime. The AICD welcomes the ALRC’s comprehensive repor...
Will coronavirus change the role of government in Australia?
1 July 2020
The fiscal support during the pandemic has triggered further debate about the role of government and the private sector in Australia, writes Glyn Davis AC.
The governance impact of COVID-19: AICD member survey
11 June 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the Australian economy and society. See how the AICD’s members have responded and what policies they would like to see to support recovery.
COVID-19: Government eases continuous disclosure rules for six months
26 May 2020
The Federal Government is easing continuous disclosure rules for six months to help listed entities deal with the uncertainty cause by COVID-19.