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Should corporate crimes have tougher penalties?

Human rights advocate and solicitor Teela Reid is calling for tougher action on corporate misbehaviour.

Safety is as much a board responsibility as it is a management one

A recent landmark case in the US shows the importance of directors overseeing core safety controls instead of leaving it all to management.

Is being on an ASX board really worth it?

Being a director on an ASX board comes with its risks. Leading directors discuss 7 reasons to be wary of being on an ASX board, and why it's still worth it.

Corporate criminal liability under review by ALRC

Ahead of the ALRC's report into corporate criminal liability, Professor Pamela Hanrahan discusses when and how a company should be made liable for the criminal activity of individuals.

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.
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