Journal: Governance Directions

Governance Institute members and subscribers receive a hard copy of our monthly journal, Governance Directions, as part of their Governance Institute membership or association.

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Non-members cannot access current or previous issues of the journal online, but can access lists of published articles.

The journal has become a valuable medium for Governance Institute members to access and communicate with other industry practitioners and commentators in the fields of governance, law, risk management and administration. Moreover, the journal has fostered an active network of governance professionals who share knowledge and insights.

Title Article summary Date published
  • Zilla Efrat speaks with Dianne McGrath about developing a personal resilience toolkit and new ways of governance in preparation for a mission to Mars.
  • Minutes serve a crucial function in a corporate governance context.
  • Minutes recorded within one month and signed within a reasonable time are evidence of the proceeding, resolution or declaration to which it relates.
  • A move to using recording devices at board meetings to accurately record the meeting may come at the cost of open discussion by directors at meetings.
  • The reforms are intended to create an incentive for companies to implement more effective measures to prevent bribery and promote a culture
    of integrity.
  • Two new separate foreign bribery offences are proposed — the first which introduces the fault element of recklessness and the second a new corporate offence of failing to prevent foreign bribery of a foreign public official.
  • The proposed changes are expected to remove possible impediments to successful prosecutions and improve the effectiveness in regulating foreign bribery.
  • The first step in managing litigation risk is to prevent it.
  • While no company can expect to avoid disputes completely, often disputes can be prevented from escalating if you act quickly.
  • While litigation or regulatory action is likely to be time-consuming, distracting and disruptive to your company there are steps that can make the process run more smoothly.

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