Year: 2019

  • Three governance lessons from Home Alone

    by Rachel Waterhouse, Executive Manager, Engagement, Governance Institute of Australia

    Like many lunch rooms across Australia, we’ve been discussing our favourite Christmas movies. A Christmas Story and Miracle on 34th Street ranked highly — but Home Alone was the stand out here at Governance Institute. Which then got me thinking about the core governance and risk management lessons in this movie…

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  • Why Yoda is the king of corporate governance

    by Ken Weldin FGIA, Partner, PKF

    Well, the wait is nearly over. This weekend sees the release of the new Star Wars movie. The end of the sequel trilogy.

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  • Westpac — the risks of non-financial risks

    by Catherine Maxwell, General Manager, Policy & Advocacy

    AUSTRAC’s proceedings against Westpac for serious and systemic non-compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act) on 20 November 2019 have unleashed a series of events which are likely to play out for some time to come.

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  • Five ways to maximise your study

    by Mark Wilbourn, Executive Manager, Education, Governance Institute of Australia

    With only weeks until 2020, there is still time to upskill. Our online courses take the hassle out of professional development, but there are a few other things you can do to keep things manageable.

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  • Fourth Ethics Index compelling on climate change

    by Megan Motto, CEO, Governance Institute of Australia

    In business and politics, trust is everything.

    For the fourth year, the Governance Institute of Australia’s Ethics Index provides a powerful barometer of Australians’ ethical perception of different sectors, industries and job types within them.  

    But this year, we have seen the emergence of a new and undeniably clear theme.

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  • Highlights of National Conference 2019 Day Two

    by Leon Cox, General Manager & Membership State Manager, VIC

    Day Two of the National Conference started with a comprehensive presentation on the global political and economic environment by Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, World Bank Group. Lakshmi stressed how the current uncertain global environment calls for a more agile response. She noted that the Global Policy Uncertainty Index has been rising, highlighted by the changing world power dynamics as countries are “splintering”.

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