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NFP reform reversal will create confusion

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 04/09/2014

The Federal Government has committed to abolishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) along with the dedicated regulatory framework which accompanied it, as part of a broader deregulation agenda. Policymakers are now considering submissions from the public on what arrangements should replace the ACNC

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Corporate and fund heavyweights back shareholder engagement guidelines

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 06/08/2014

Governance Institute and our project partner, Sandy Easterbrook launched  Improving engagement between ASX-listed companies and their institutional investors: Principles and Guidelines at a high-profile event last week.  

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The Westfield merger — How shopping centre gurus failed to sell their big idea to investors

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 16/07/2014

Last month, the board of Westfield Retail Trust (WRT) finally succeeded in securing the 75 per cent unitholder vote needed to push ahead with its controversial proposed merger with Westfield Group’s Australian and NZ operations.  

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We need corporate governance — but how much is too much?

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 10/06/2014

Some say that rules and regulations are the bitter pills to protect society from its worst self. Others recognise that articulating frameworks to guide good corporate conduct makes perfect sense — particularly when companies are entrusted with other’s life savings.

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Do you have what it takes to be a governance champion? (1)

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 29/05/2014

I recently presented at a Corporate Governance Symposium in Kuala Lumpur on the topic of ‘Company Secretaries as Governance Champions’.

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The top corporate pitfalls and how to avoid them

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 25/03/2014

In 2002, Fortune Magazine ran a feature article on why companies fail.
That was 12 years ago, but the traps and corporate foibles it so astutely identified back then remain as fresh and relevant today — proof that to foresee the future we need only to consult the past.

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