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Climate change and human rights on ACSI’s radar

12/12/2017

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors’ (ACSI) recently released Governance Guidelines provides insights for the first time on how large investors expect climate change and human rights issues to be managed.

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Whistleblowing bolsters SEC enforcement activity

12/12/2017

With the Australian government hoping to have a single whistleblower protection regime in place by next year, the latest update on the effectiveness of the US’s whistleblower program makes interesting reading.

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The tech challenges in growing NFP giving and volunteering

12/12/2017

A new report reveals that while Australian charities are making progress in using new technologies to facilitate giving and volunteering, there’s plenty of room for improvement. The study, Giving and volunteering: the nonprofit perspective November 2017, identified a significant uptake of new technologies since a previous Giving Australia study in 2005.

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An action plan to tackle Europe’s gender pay gap

12/12/2017

The European Commission (EC) has released an action plan to tackle Europe’s gender pay gap from all possible angles between now and the end of 2019.

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ASIC's enforcement toolkit to broaden

07/11/2017

The government is looking to substantially raise corporate penalties for white collar crimes and to give the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) the power to force companies to forfeit profits from any wrongdoings.

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Queensland gets tough with new industrial manslaughter laws

07/11/2017

Tough new industrial manslaughter laws have been passed by Queensland’s Parliament despite strong opposition from business groups and concerns about how these could affect the national harmonisation of Workplace Health and Safety laws.

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New guide provides roadmap to better corporate culture

12/12/2017

Regulators have warned that listed and non-listed companies lacking good corporate culture will fail investors and stakeholders, and in response key industry bodies have collaborated to produce a guide on managing culture.

Managing Culture — A Good Practice Guide, was launched today at The Ethics Centre, by the Institute for Internal Auditors Australia (IIA-A), The Ethics Centre, Governance Institute of Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.

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Sports Governance Program released, targets the ‘grassroots’

20/09/2017

Governance Institute, in partnership with elearning provider etrainu, has released Australia’s first Sports Governance Program targeting the grassroots. Working in Sports Essentials (WISE) is an internet-based course designed to provide fundamental governance knowledge to anyone involved in sport.  The program is suitable for everyone from grassroots volunteers to committee members and club directors to managers and executives of sports organisations.

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Governance Institute appoints senior governance professional Catherine Maxwell Director of Policy and Advocacy

24/08/2017

Australia’s peak body for governance, Governance Institute of Australia has appointed Catherine Maxwell Director of Policy and Advocacy. Ms Maxwell has a strong legal, governance and policy background having had experience in similar policy and advocacy roles at AICD, APRA and ASX. 

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Unintended consequences flow from proposal requiring companies to keep email addresses on their share registers

02/08/2017

Senator Nick Xenophon’s proposal to amend the Corporations Act requiring companies to include members’ email address on their share register has far reaching legal consequences, Governance Institute of Australia will tell the Senate Economics Legislation Committee today.

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Nearly 80 per cent of Australians believe high CEO salaries unethical

01/08/2017

The second annual Governance Institute of Australia Ethics Index shows a continuing gap between Australians’ expectations and perceptions of the ethicality of behaviour in many sectors and industries. Executive pay proved especially troublesome, with 77  per cent of Australians believing a CEO salary of $3 million a year (i.e. 50 times the average Australian’s yearly income) is unethical. 

 

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New research confirms protections for whistleblowing ‘a must’

04/05/2017

The interim findings of the  world’s largest research project into whistleblowing by Griffith University reinforces the need for a stand-alone, ‘one-stop-shop’ Act for corporate whistleblowers claims Governance Institute of Australia, saying that regulator -specific provisions across many pieces of legislation do not provide the best protection for those exposing misconduct.

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