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Australia’s first Sports Governance Program released, targets the ‘grassroots’

20/09/2017

Governance Institute, in partnership with elearning provider etrainu, has released Australia’s first Sports Governance Program. Working in Sports Essentials (WISE) is an internet-based course designed to provide fundamental governance knowledge to anyone involved in sport.  The program is suitable for everyone from grassroots volunteers to committee members and club directors to managers and executives of sports organisations.

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Governance Institute appoints senior governance professional Catherine Maxwell Director of Policy and Advocacy

24/08/2017

Australia’s peak body for governance, Governance Institute of Australia has appointed Catherine Maxwell Director of Policy and Advocacy. Ms Maxwell has a strong legal, governance and policy background having had experience in similar policy and advocacy roles at AICD, APRA and ASX. 

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Unintended consequences flow from proposal requiring companies to keep email addresses on their share registers

02/08/2017

Senator Nick Xenophon’s proposal to amend the Corporations Act requiring companies to include members’ email address on their share register has far reaching legal consequences, Governance Institute of Australia will tell the Senate Economics Legislation Committee today.

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Nearly 80 per cent of Australians believe high CEO salaries unethical

01/08/2017

The second annual Governance Institute of Australia Ethics Index shows a continuing gap between Australians’ expectations and perceptions of the ethicality of behaviour in many sectors and industries. Executive pay proved especially troublesome, with 77  per cent of Australians believing a CEO salary of $3 million a year (i.e. 50 times the average Australian’s yearly income) is unethical. 

 

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New research confirms protections for whistleblowing ‘a must’

04/05/2017

The interim findings of the  world’s largest research project into whistleblowing by Griffith University reinforces the need for a stand-alone, ‘one-stop-shop’ Act for corporate whistleblowers claims Governance Institute of Australia, saying that regulator -specific provisions across many pieces of legislation do not provide the best protection for those exposing misconduct.

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Directors must have the option to return insolvent companies to profitability

27/04/2017

Governance Institute of Australia is of the strong view that directors must have the option to be able to return a company to profitability, claiming this will deliver better outcomes  for all stakeholders including creditors who are more likely to be paid as the business is returned to viability.

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