Australia's system of federalism presents a reform challenge

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 ...

Chef Matt Moran on the hospitality sector's path to recovery

Around Australia, hospitality business owners are trying many ways to keep their enterprises going. They share their strategies for driving recovery.

Directors, are you up to speed on the ethics of AI?

A toolkit released by the World Economic Forum helps directors develop an ethical approach to using AI, writes Kay Firth-Butterfield.

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.

How one director started the conversation on sexual harassment in the workplace

James Fazzino, chair of Manufacturing Australia, explains how he came to be a champion of gender equality and diversity in the boardroom.

National purpose

Four years ago, the election of President Donald Trump announced a period of pronounced American disunity.

Recapping the Essential Director Update 2020

This year's virtual Essential Director Update saw addresses from Lisa Chung AM and Graham Bradley AM, as well as a discussion on topical director concerns. Here's what you may have missed.

Tesla chair Robyn Denholm's tips for driving a culture of innovation

From ensuring your board has a strong focus on strategic risk to developing a cyber strategy, Tesla chair Robyn Denholm reflects on leadership and governance lessons.

The box of vegetables that helped a region recover

Agribusiness owners in South East Queensland stepped up their collaboration during COVID-19 and discovered a better way to grow their businesses.

Budget 2020-21: Key issues for directors

The federal government's 2020-21 Budget aims to acts as a circuit-breaker for business investment and job creation.
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