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33rd National Conference — Day 2 re-cap

Posted by Andrew Horne, 2017 President, Governance Institute on 30/11/2016

This morning commenced with our Chief Executive, Steven Burrell, announcing the new President of Governance Institute of Australia for 2017 myself, Andrew Horne. I am honoured to be given the privilege to lead this wonderful organisation, and would like to take the opportunity to thank Simon Pordage for his tireless contributions and commitment to excellence over the past year. I will strive to build upon his successes in the coming year and do his legacy justice.

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Governance — can you have too much of a good thing?

Posted by Simon Pordage, President, Governance Institute of Australia on 29/11/2016

You may recall that in July this year Governance Institute partnered with LexisNexis to conduct a survey of Institute members to capture their views on how governance is perceived in their organisations. The survey explored if governance is perceived as a drain on productivity or as a productivity enabler.

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33rd National Conference – Day 1 re-cap

Posted by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive, Governance Institute on 29/11/2016

It was a great first day. The sessions kicked off with a special video address from the Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, who provided an update on the Turnbull Government’s legislative agenda aimed at supporting good governance practices, by introducing technology-neutral distribution of meeting materials and independence of directors on superannuation boards.

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2016 Governance Institute National Conference kicks off on 27 November

Posted by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive Officer, Governance Institute of Australia on 31/10/2016

Governance Institute’s 33rd National Conference will be held in Sydney from Sunday, 27 November to Tuesday, 29 November this year. True to our theme of ‘Governance at the Core’, this year’s conference will discuss how whole-of-organisation governance helps shape good corporate culture and show you the latest ideas to help you make strong governance the foundation of your future success.

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Did you know that the majority of mergers and acquisitions destroy shareholder value?

Posted by Paul Kernaghan, Principal, Tullamore Consulting Pty Ltd on 21/10/2016

Why? Because almost always one or both parties don’t have a clear strategy or rationale as to what they want to achieve. Nor have they genuinely worked through if a merger or acquisition is the best way to achieve their goals.

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‘What you walk past is what you accept’

Posted by John Price, Commissioner, Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 13/10/2016

As you will be aware, ASIC has been talking a lot about culture lately. Why? Because poor culture can be a driver of poor conduct and ASIC regulates poor conduct.

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