Year: 2013

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

    by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing

    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

    by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing

    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

    by Tim Sheehy, Chief Executive

    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

    by Judith Fox, Director, Policy

    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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