The latest news and views from Australia's boardrooms

AICD survey results: Directors lose confidence in government

25 October 2018 | Shelley Dempsey The latest Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI) for the second half of 2018 shows directors have increasing pessimism towards Canberra’s impact on business and on Australia’s economic outlook but strong support for boards to rebuild public trust.

Proposed introduction of Director Identification Numbers

On 1 October 2018 the Government released the first tranche of draft legislation to facilitate Modernising Business Registers and provide the legal framework for Director Identification Numbers (DINs)...

The questions directors should ask to ensure organisations are ready for the new AASB 9, 15, 16 and ...

Aletta Boshoff, IFRS Advisory Partner at BDO in Australia, outlines the tough questions directors should be asking now.

How Musk lost the top spot at Tesla

Billionaire Elon Musk has lost the top spot on the board of the USA’s most valuable car company, as a legal firestorm unleashed by the regulator took hold. Now Tesla must find a new chair.

Have your say on the questions raised by the Royal Commission

Your views are sought on key policy questions raised by Commissioner Hayne in his Interim Report, as well as the policy questions raised separately by the Royal Commission in relation to the Round Six...

Hayne Royal Commission Interim Report: Summary for directors

The release of the banking Royal Commission’s three volume interim report is an important moment for governance. The AICD policy team provides an overview of the document, as well as its implications ...

5 steps board should take to make the most of customer data

Boards need to be alert to the silent voice of the customer by assessing data, testing and validating assumptions, writes NRMA Chair Tim Trumper MAICD.

SME champion Kate Carnell AO's advice for small businesses

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman shares her tips to help SMEs navigate business challenges, government policy and the banks.

AICD BDO Enterprise Risk Management Report 2018

The results of a recent AICD BDO Enterprise Risk Management (Risk Appetite) survey show that few organisations have formalised their risk appetite approach or position.