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
  • ASIC report signals focus on higher standards
  • ATO guide to better tax corporate governance practices
  • ACNC warns double defaulters risk deregistration

Zilla Efrat speaks with Heather Watson about meeting the challenge of changes in the aged care sector.

  • The expectations held by the markets, governments and societies within which companies operate have never been higher.
  • As the governance landscape evolves, the shareholder primacy theory needs rethinking as to what creates sustainable value over the long term.
  • The greatest change in the governance landscape is the rise of corporate personalities and the need to preserve a ‘social licence to operate’.
  • Mental health is one of the six work-related 'disorders' identified as national priorities by Safe Work Australia.
  • The Mental Health in the Workplace survey undertaken by MinterEllison has found mental health issues is an increasing concern for Australian employers.
  • Workload/stress/fatigue are the main workplace factors identified by participants as exacerbating the risk to a staff member's mental health.
  • Privacy issues apply broadly to all organisations in Australia which fall within the scope of the Privacy Act who are conducting social media activities
  • The Spam Act prohibits sending unsolicited CEMs with an Australian link, unless the recipient has consented to receiving the message.
  • Social media activities present some compliance risks.

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