Topic: Vulnerable


Aged Care Sector Under the Microscope

No fanfare heralded the Hon Richard Tracey and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO at the first hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide this January, but the momentous nature of...

New guidance for not-for-profits

After deep consultation, the AICD has developed new principles for the not-for-profit sector to reflect the demands of a changing governance environment. AICD NFP Sector Leader Phil Butler GAICD outl...

‘Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past’: Robert Fitzgerald AM

As the banking Royal Commission prepares to deliver its final report this week, former royal commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM outlines why it’s important for directors to learn from the findings and ...

What we need from the Aged Care Royal Commission: Kristy Muir MAICD

As the Aged Care Royal Commission prepares to hold its first witness hearings in Adelaide in February, Professor Kristy Muir MAICD, CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), outlines why it’s import...

Who is responsible for protecting vulnerable people?

Inquiries into the abuse of vulnerable people raise the paramount question of just who is accountable when the worst happens.

What we know about the Aged Care Royal far

On Sunday 16 September, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector. The Prime Minister said, “This Royal Commission will primarily ...

Protecting the vulnerable through governance

The community has been confronted recently by examples of harm to vulnerable people arising from the conduct of some of Australia’s largest institutions. These stories have exposed cultural failings, ...

The surprising results of AICD's 2018 not for profit survey

Directors are engaged, committed and have stronger foundations in place to meet the demands and expectations ahead, says AICD's NFP sector leader Phil Butler GAICD.

Who protects vulnerable people?

Directors need to be aware of their duty of care in the governance of institutions that care for vulnerable people.

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse highlights governance failings

Publishing its landmark report, the world-first commission will have profound implications for the governance of institutions with responsibility for children.
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