Topic: Liability and Compliance

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Westpac revelations another shock to corporate Australia

The AUSTRAC allegations against Westpac have rocked corporate Australia. The issues raised are inexcusable and a great deal more work is needed to understand how this happened.

What directors need to know about the Westpac money laundering allegations

AUSTRAC’s allegations that Westpac failed in its anti-money laundering obligations and may have put children at risk have shocked the community. Here’s what directors need to know.

ALRC Corporate Crime review

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) acknowledges the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) discussion paper on corporate criminal responsibility which recommends a radical r...

ATO Practical Compliance Guideline on the expansion of the estimates regime to the GST

Since 2012 the Australian Tax Office has had the power to make an estimate of the liability of a company when it believes there has been unlawful withholding of PAYG tax or superannuation guarantee ch...

The Essential Director Update:19

Registrations are now open for this year’s Essential Director Update, our largest complimentary member event attended by more than 6,000 directors and business leaders across the country. G...

New guidance for directors on minute-taking law and practice

Since the Financial Services Royal Commission, the practice and law regarding board minutes has attracted renewed interest in governance circles.

Culture and accountability to remain in spotlight with ALRC review

The pending ALRC review into criminal liability means corporate culture and accountability are still under scrutiny, says Professor Pamela Hanrahan.

Australian Law Reform Commission to examine corporate crime regime

On the eve of this year’s Federal election, The Attorney-General, Christian Porter, tasked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) with examining Australia’s corporate criminal respons...

Directors’ rights to ask questions and get legal advice

Jones Day Partners Tim L’Estrange and Michael Lishman, and Of Counsel Courtney Dixon, discuss your important rights as a director to get information and to receive independent legal advice paid for by...

ALRC review into Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime

On 10 May 2019, the AICD provided a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission regarding the scope of its inquiry into the corporate criminal responsibility regime.
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