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Time to re-focus the debate over super fund governance to members’ rights

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 19/02/2014

While the Treasury review into super fund governance has backed reforms to director independence and board composition as cure-alls for a new governance framework for super funds, public debate continues to rage over appropriate board models for the sector.

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Getting the terms of reference right an important first step for the financial system inquiry

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 18/12/2013

The two previous reports into Australia’s financial system drove positive and fundamental change. Sir Keith Campbell’s 838-page report (1981) recommending a move from a fixed to a market-base currency exchange rate, permitting entry of foreign banks and deregulation of the banking sector spearheaded Australia’s quest to be a financial powerhouse in the Asia Pacific.

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Reinforcing the supremacy of the Principles and Recommendations must be a priority

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 21/11/2013

At Governance Institute of Australia, we are concerned that the draft 3rd edition of the ASX’s Corporate Governance Council’s Principles and Recommendations fails to reinforce the key principle underpinning the guidelines

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Welcome to the Governance Institute of Australia

Posted by Tim Sheehy, Chief Executive on 25/09/2013

In what has to be ‘a defining moment’ in their 100-year history, Members of Chartered Secretaries Australia have voted in favour of being rebranded the Governance Institute of Australia.

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The NFP puzzle starts to take shape

Posted by Judith Fox, Director, Policy on 19/02/2013

The commencement of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) in December last year saw the register of charities move from the Australian Tax Office to the new regulator immediately. All existing charities were ‘grandfathered’ into the new regulatory framework.

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Disclosure: when and what?

Posted by Judith Fox, Director, Policy on 22/10/2012

Back in March this year we held a Roundtable with ASX, ASIC, non-executive directors, company secretaries, general counsel and CFOs on the challenges inherent in making announcements to the market about price-sensitive information.

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