Archive

2012

Title Submission to   Date
 Exposure Draft Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee 20/12/12
The AGM and shareholder engagement CAMAC 19/12/12
Strengthening APRA’s Crisis Management Powers: consultation paper
Treasury   14/12/12
Fairer, simpler and more effective tax concessions for the not-for-profit sector: discussion paper  Treasury  14/12/12
 
Review of ASX Listing Rules Guidance Note 8 Continuous Disclosure: Listing Rules 3.1—3.1B ASX 30/11/12 
Effective disclosure in an operating and financial review: Consultation Paper 187  ASIC  23/11/12
Reducing red tape for not-for-profit entities through a referral of powers and/or harmonisation of reporting requirements  Letter to NSW Attorney-General (this letter was sent to all Attorneys-General in Australia)  9/11/12
Independent Review of the Australian Government’s Regulatory Impact Analysis Process  Department of Finance and Deregulation  9/11/12
Working Paper: Business deregulation Australian Institute of Company Directors 2/11/12
Exposure Draft — Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further Measures) Bill 2012 Treasury 2/11/12
Associations Incorporation Regulations 2012 Regulatory Impact Statement Consumer Affairs Victoria 18/10/12
ASX BookBuild® ASX  15/10/12 
Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Reform Bill 2012 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services   10/10/12
Directors’ pay: revised remuneration reporting regulations UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills  12/9/12
Australian Shareholders’ Association Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Policies and Guidelines  ASA  10/9/12
Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and an associated bill Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services and the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs 29/8/12
Modernising the timetable for rights issues: consultation paper  ASX 14/8/12
Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Exposure Draft Bills  House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics 20/7/12
Response to submissions and draft prudential standards for superannuation: discussion paper  APRA 16/7/12
Commonwealth Financial Accountability Review Discussion Paper — Is Less More? Towards Better Commonwealth Performance Department of Finance and Deregulation 29/6/12
Exposure Draft — Corporations Amendment Regulation 2012 (No ) Treasury 29/6/12
Exposure Draft — Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Bill 2012 (tranche 2)  Treasury 22/6/12
Exposure Draft — Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012 Treasury 16/5/12
Strengthening Australia's equity capital markets: ASX proposals and consultation ASX 11/5/12
Exposure draft: Restating and standardising the special conditions for tax concession entities (including the 'in Australia' conditions) Treasury 11/5/12
Companies’ non-compliance with PAYG withholding and superannuation guarantee obligations: Amendments to the director penalty regime  Treasury  2/5/12
Executive pay: shareholder voting rights consultation UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills 27/4/12
Council of Financial Regulators: Report and Recommendations concerning Review of Financial Market Infrastructure Regulation Treasury 27/4/12
The Commonwealth's approach to anti-corruption: discussion paper Attorney General's Department 20/4/12
Charitable fundraising regulation reform: discussion paper Treasury 4/4/12
Exposure Draft — Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Reform Bill 2012 Treasury 30/3/12
Public Sector Information in Australia Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 21/3/12
Regulatory Impact Assessment Review Department of Finance 20/3/12
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Implementation Design  Treasury 27/2/12
ASX Listing Rules Review Issues Paper: Reserves and Resources Disclosure Rules for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies  ASX 31/1/12
Proposed Amendments to the Corporations Act: dividend payments  Treasury 30/1/12
Review of not-for-profit governance arrangements Treasury 25/1/12
Exposure Draft — Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill Treasury 25/1/12
Revised draft Corporations Amendment Regulations 2012 (No. ) Treasury 25/1/12
Exposure Draft: Corporations Amendment (Similar Names) Bill 2012 Treasury 23/1/12
Exposure Draft: Corporations Amendment (Phoenixing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 Treasury 23/1/12

2011

Title Submission to Date
Prudential standards for superannuation APRA 14/12/11
ASX Listing Rules Guidance Note 1: Applying for admission — ASX listings ASX 13/12/11
Towards Integrated Reporting: Communicating Value in the 21st Century International Integrated Reporting Committee 13/12/11
A definition of charity: consultation paper Treasury 09/12/11
Clean Energy Finance Corporation Expert review: Governance arrangements of the CEFC Treasury 02/12/11
Council of Financial Regulators: Review of Financial Market Infrastructure Regulation Treasury 01/12/11
Executive remuneration in the UK UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills 25/11/11
Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 28/10/11
Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 Senate Standing Committee on Economics 28/10/11
Proposed new Listing Rules: 'good fame and character' requirement for directors of new listed entities ASX 28/10/11
Exposure Draft: Corporations Legislation Amendment (Audit Enhancement) Bill 2011 Treasury 28/10/11
Discussion paper — Managed Investment Schemes CAMAC 30/09/11
Exposure draft — Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 Treasury 16/09/11
Exposure draft — Facilitating Common Forms of Capital Raising and other Rule Changes ASX 09/09/11
Time frames for reviews, inquiries and consultations — letter to Treasurer Australian Labor Party 31/08/11
National Policy Committee Platform Review Australian Labor Party 26/08/11
Exposure Draft: Corporations Amendment Regulations 2011 (No.) — Funded Class Actions Treasury 17/08/11
Exposure Draft: Tax Law Amendments to Strengthen Company Director Obligations and Deter Fraudulent Phoenix Activity Treasury 03/08/11
Green paper: EU corporate governance European Commission 19/07/11
Better targeting of not-for-profit tax concessions Treasury 06/07/11
Review of the Commonwealth Government Business Enterprises Governance and Oversight Guidelines Department of Finance and Deregulation 30/06/11
Consultation paper 155: Prospectus disclosure: improving disclosure for retail investors ASIC 07/06/11
ASX SME, Mid-Cap and Micro-Cap Equity Market Review ASX 18/05/11
Consultation paper 150: Disclosing financial information other than in accordance with accounting standards ASIC 11/05/11
The clawback of executive remuneration where financial statements are materially misstated Treasury 18/03/11
Access to the register of members and the regulation of unsolicited off-market offers to purchase securities Letter to ASIC 18/03/11
Listing Rules Amendments — new rules and timetables for common forms of capital raisings ASX 15/03/11
Wholesale and Retail clients — Future of Financial Advice Treasury 25/02/11
Scoping study for national not-for-profit regulator Treasury 25/02/11
Exposure Draft: Draft Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Director and Executive Remuneration) Bill 2011 Treasury 27/01/11

 2010

Title Submission to Date
Related party transactions and Expert reports and independence of experts ASIC 14/12/10
Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Act 2010 Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer 17/11/10
Inquiry into Corporations Amendment (No 1) Bill 2010 Senate Economic Legislation Committee 13/10/10
Possible Reforms to the Lobbying Code of Conduct and Register of Lobbyists The Special Minister of State for the Public Service and Integrity 29/09/10 
Consultation on proposed reforms to section 205G of the Corporations Act  Treasury 24/09/10
Executive remuneration  CAMAC 13/08/10 
Putting the Public First: Partnering with the Community and Business to Deliver Outcomes: Final Report of the Economic Audit Committee Government of Western Australia 30/07/10
Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Act 2010  Treasury 20/07/10
Inquiry into the Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 20/07/10
Corporations Amendment (No 1) Bill 2010  Treasury 10/06/10
Proposed amendments to the ASX Corporate Governance Council Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations ASX Corporate Governance Council 20/05/10
Listing Rule amendments — New Requirements for a Remuneration Committee
ASX 20/05/10 
Exposure Draft Revised Differential Reporting Framework (ED 192) and Consultation Paper: Differential Financial Reporting — Reducing Disclosure Requirements (CP)  AASB 23/04/10
Listing Rule amendments — Company policies on 'trading windows' and 'blackout periods' ASX  24/02/10 
Proposed cooperatives national law NSW Department of Fair Trading  24/02/10 
Proposals paper: Access to company registers and related issues  Treasury  24/02/10 
Handling confidential information ASIC  19/02/10 
Insolvent trading: A safe harbour for reorganisation attempts outside of external administration Treasury 19/02/10
Improving Australia’s corporate reporting framework: Exposure Draft of Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Bill 2010 Treasury 02/02/10
Duty to prevent insolvent trading: Guide for directors ASIC 15/01/10 

 2009

Title Submission to  Date
Improving protections for corporate whistleblowers Treasury 15/12/09
Reform of Australian Government Administration Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration 26/11/09
Exposure Draft for Model Act and Stage 1 Model Regulations Safe Work Australia 09/11/09
Executive remuneration in Australia: Productivity Commission Discussion Draft Productivity Commission 06/11/09
Review into the governance, efficiency, structure and operation of Australia’s superannuation system: Phase one — governance Super System Review 19/10/09
Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009: Corporations Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. ) Treasury 06/08/09
Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009 Senate Economics Committee 17/07/09
Access to share registers and the regulation of unsolicited off-market offers Treasury 23/07/09
Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009 — submission to Treasury Treasury 29/05/09
Regulation of director and executive remuneration in Australia  Productivity Commission 29/05/09
Freedom of Information reform Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 15/05/09
National model occupational health and safety laws: proposed use of definition of 'officer' as defined in the Corporations Act  Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations 15/05/09
Modifications to ASIC Form 315 Treasury 17/04/09
ASIC form for notification of appointment of auditor ASIC 17/04/09
Facilitating equity capital raising  ASIC 26/03/09
Sons of Gwalia: CAMAC report  Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law 12/03/09
Market integrity  CAMAC 10/03/09
Review of share purchase plan threshold: consultation paper  ASIC 13/02/09
Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008 Treasury 23/01/09

 2008

Title Submission to Date
Regulation 9.1.02 and ASIC form 484: paid up capital (dollars)  Treasury 04/12/08
Exposure Draft of the Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008  Treasury 17/10/08
Inquiry into the disclosure regimes for charities and not-for-profit organisations  Senate Economics Committee 20/08/08
National review into occupational health and safety laws  The National Occupational Health & Safety Review Panel 10/07/08
Second tranche of AML/CTF reforms: implications for company formation businesses  Australian Government Attorney-General's Department 10/07/08
Financial services and credit reform: green paper  Treasury 27/06/08
Disclosure of shareholdings subject to security interest or other third-party rights  ASX 13/06/08
Draft voluntary information security breach notification guide: consultation paper  Office of the Privacy Commissioner 13/06/08
Facilitating online financial services disclosure ASIC 27/05/08
Non-recourse loans provided to executives  Treasury 05/05/08
Short selling ASX 05/05/08
Inquiry into shareholder engagement and participation: submission following public hearing on 16 April 2008  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 01/05/08
Proposed amendment to Listing Rules requirements relating to expert's report  ASX 21/04/08
Reporting of functional currency ASIC 18/03/08  
The appointment, resignation and removal of auditors  ASIC 18/03/08
Draft Corporations Amendment Regulations: to remove the requirement for managed investment schemes to report to ASIC their top 20 members each year as part of the annual review process  Treasury 18/03/08
Criminal penalties for serious cartel conduct: draft legislation Treasury 28/02/08
Omnibus Listing Rule amendments  ASX 14/02/08
Non-voting ordinary shares  ASX 14/02/08

 2007

Title Submission to Date
Shareholder claims against insolvent companies: Implications of Sons of Gwalia decision  CAMAC 17/12/07
Review of Australian Privacy Law: Discussion Paper 72 ALRC 27/11/07 
ASIC Consultation Paper No 91: Non-traditional rights issues  ASIC 06/11/07
Discussion paper: Governance for APRA-regulated institutions   APRA 28/09/07
Long-tail liabilities: the treatment of unascertained personal injury claims  CAMAC 24/09/07
Inquiry into shareholder engagement and participation  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 14/09/07
ITC 12: Proposed Revised Differential Reporting Regime for Australia and IASB Exposure Draft of a Proposed IFRS for SMEs  AASB 03/09/07 
Shareholder privacy and protection  Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer 14/08/07 
Financial reporting by public unlisted companies  Department of Treasury 03/08/07
Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Bill 2007   Senate Economics Committee 20/07/07
ASX Omnibus Listing Rule amendments 2007  ASX 20/07/07
Review of sanctions in corporate law Department of Treasury 01/06/07
Insider Trading: Position and Consultation Paper  Department of Treasury 31/05/07
Review of the operation of the infringement notice provisions of the Corporations Act 2001  Department of Treasury 31/05/07
Draft Guidance Note on Insider Participation in Control Transactions   Takeovers Panel 05/04/07
Listing Rule 10.14 ASX 27/03/07 
Exposure Draft of the Corporations Amendment (Insolvency) Bill 2007   Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 22/02/07
Register of relevant interests   Department of Treasury 22/02/07
Revisions to Principles of good corporate governance and good practice recommendations
(please note that Governance Institute has used Track Changes to show our recommended amendments to drafting in the revised guidelines)
 ASX Corporate Governance Council 09/02/07

 2006

Title Submission to Date
Corporate and Financial Services Regulation Review Proposal Paper  Department of Treasury 21/12/06 
Letter to ASIC concerning deeds of cross guarantee: ASIC Class Order 98/1418 — Wholly Owned Entities   ASIC 18/12/06 
Exposure Draft of the Corporations Amendment (Takeovers) Bill 2006  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 13/11/06 
NSW Council letter to NSW Attorney-General concerning NSW opposition to repeal of 100 member rule   NSW Attorney-General 27/09/06 
VIC Council letter to VIC Attorney-General concerning VIC opposition to repeal of 100 member rule   VIC Attorney-General 27/09/06 
QLD Council letter to QLD Attorney-General concerning QLD opposition to repeal of 100 member rule   QLD Attorney-General 27/09/06 
TAS Council letter to TAS Attorney-General concerning TAS opposition to repeal of 100 member rule    TAS Attorney-General 27/09/06 
WA Council letter to WA Attorney-General concerning WA opposition to repeal of 100 member rule    WA Attorney-General 27/09/06 
Coalition letter to Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer concerning state opposition to the repeal of the 100-member rule    Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer 19/09/06 
Governance Institute comments on access to and use of the register of members of a company    14/09/06 
Revised Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006  Attorney-General's Department 04/08/06 
Letter to NSW Attorney General concerning state opposition to the repeal of the 100-member rule   NSW Attorney-General 29/06/06 
Letter to VIC Attorney General concerning state opposition to the repeal of the 100-member rule    VIC Attorney-General 29/06/06 
Letter to QLD Attorney General concerning state opposition to the repeal of the 100-member rule   QLD Attorney-General  21/06/06 
Letter to WA Australian Attorney General concerning state opposition to the repeal of the 100-member rule    WA Attorney-General 21/06/06 
Letter to TAS Attorney General concerning state opposition to the repeal of the 100-member rule    TAS Attorney-General 21/06/06 
Corporate and Financial Services Regulation Review  Department of Treasury 19/05/06 
Corporations Amendment Bill (No 2 ) 2006  Department of Treasury  11/05/06 
Letter to ASIC concerning auditor rotation  ASIC 09/05/06 
Distribution of annual reports — endorsing letter    Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer 21/04/06 
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2005  Attorney-General's Department 13/04/06 
Corporate social responsibility  CAMAC 24/02/06 
Long-tail personal injury claims  CAMAC 17/02/06 

 2005

Title Submission to Date
Director and executive remuneration  Business Regulation Advisory Group, Department of Treasury 16/11/05
Director and executive remuneration  AASB 15/11/05
The role of the company secretary APRA 14/11/05
Inquiry into corporate responsibility  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 15/09/05
Corporate Duties Below Board Level Discussion Paper CAMAC 26/08/05
Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Discussion Paper CAMAC 12/08/05
Governance for APRA-regulated institutions  APRA 12/08/05
Approving a purpose for accessing the register of members of a mutual entity   ASIC 15/07/05
Director and executive remuneration  Department of Treasury 31/05/05
Disclosure of broker numbers ASX 29/03/05
Corporations Amendment Bill (no 2) 2005  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services  07/04/05
Corporations Amendment Bill (No 2) 2005 Department of Treasury 29/03/05
Proposed amendments to ss 249D and 249N of the Corporations Act requesting a special general meeting and placing resolutions on the agenda at company meetings — letter from business coalition to the Department of Treasury  Department of Treasury 22/03/05

 2004

Title Submission to Date
Proposed Listing Rule Amendments   19/11/04
ASIC Guide on Continuous Disclosure Obligations: Infringement Notices    23/07/04
The introduction of a due diligence defence for a breach  of proposed sections 674(2A) and 675(2A) of the Corporations Act    01/06/04
Guidelines for release of price-sensitive decisions by Australian Government Departments and Agencies    14/05/04
Inquiry into the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (Audit Reform and Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2003 — supplementary submission    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 16/04/04  
Inquiry into the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (Audit Reform and Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2003 — text of Governance Institute's presentation to the Committee hearing    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 18/03/04
A review of the relationship between trade marks and business names, company names and domain names   Advisory Council on Intellectual Property 15/03/04  

 2003

Title Submission to Date
CLERP (Audit Reform & Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2003  Department of Treasury 10/11/03
The HIH Royal Commission Hon. Peter Costello 02/05/03
Corporations Amendment Bill 2002   Department of Treasury  20/03/03  

 2002

Title Submission to Date
Corporate Law Economic Reform Program — Paper No. 9  Department of Treasury 22/11/02
Insider Trading Proposals CAMAC 15/11/02 
The Need for a Corporations Panel    September 2002 
Proposed Listing Rule Amendments — Enhanced Disclosure  ASX 12/09/02  
Trade Practices Act  Trade Practices Act Review 12/07/02 
Inquiry into Corporate Governance in Victorian Public Sector
 Public Accounts and Estimates Committee 17/06/02 
A partnership with Governance Institute to deliver clarification of Continuous Disclosure guidelines
 Senator Ian Campbell 17/05/02  
Current review of the JORC Code Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) 05/04/02 
Proposed Listing Rule Amendments — ASX Foreign Exempt Admission Criteria
ASX 13/03/02 
Secondary Sales of Securities — re Secondary Sales of Securities that require disclosure under s707(3) & (4)    ASIC 11/02/02 
Proposed Listing Rule Amendments — Financial Services Reform Act 2001 ASX 17/01/02 

 2001

Title Submission to Date
Inquiry into Section 46 of the Trade Practices Act  Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee 06/11/01 
Insider Trading Discussion Paper  CASAC 10/10/01  
Governance and compliance imperatives for the next Federal Government    27/09/01 
Disclosure of Directors' Transactions  ASX 13/07/01 
Proposed Listing Rule Amendments   Australian Stock Exchange Exposure Draft 01/07/01 
Square Root Proposal  Minister for Financial Services and Regulation, the Hon. Joe Hockey 25/05/01  
Financial Services Reform Bill  Joint Parliamentary Statutory Committee on Companies and Securities 17/05/01 
Inquiry into the framework for the market supervision of Australia's Stock Exchanges  Senate Economics References Committee 09/02/01  

 2000

Title Submission to Date
Proposed Listing Rule Amendments  Australian Stock Exchange Exposure Draft 01/07/00 
Qualifications or Experience of Company Secretaries  Companies & Securities Advisory Committee 23/03/00 
Corporate Law Economic Reform Program — Paper No. 7  Minister for Financial Services and Regulation 15/03/00 
The Online Corporation: Electronic corporate communications  Centre for Corporate Law & Securities Regulation, The University of Melbourne 17/02/00 
Proposed Quarterly Report for Entities Admitted on the Basis of Commitments  Australian Stock Exchange Supplementary Exposure Draft 14/02/00 

 1999

Title Submission to Date
Failure to lodge documents — Proposed revision of Policy Statement 64  ASIC 24/12/99
Shareholder Participation in the Modern Listed Public Company  Companies & Securities Advisory Committee 10/12/99
Comments on "Heard it on the grapevine..." — Draft ASIC guidance and discussion paper     09/12/99

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