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Year: 2005

Non-binding remuneration votes hitting the mark

06/12/2005

In sharp contrast to the findings of a survey conducted at the start of the reporting season, a new survey shows that many companies are now convinced they should take note of shareholder concerns on executive and director pay, even if opposition to the remuneration report is as low as 10 per cent.

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Latest AASB proposal doesn't solve remuneration reporting disconnect

01/12/2005

The Australian Accounting Standards Board’s (AASB) latest attempt to solve the disconnect between remuneration reporting requirements under the AASB standards and corporations law clearly demonstrates that there should be only one reporting requirement – governed by the Corporations Act, says the peak body for corporate governance, Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA).

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Chartered Secretaries call for direct voting for shareholders

15/11/2005

Shareholders’ voting intentions must be faithfully carried out, says Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) in a call for the introduction of direct voting on the back of strong corporate support for the measure.

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Corporate responsibility should not be legislated

03/11/2005

Tighter regulation will not make Australian companies more socially responsible, says the peak body for governance professionals, Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA), in a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee (PJC) Inquiry into corporate responsibility.

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Lawyers flock to post-graduate governance studies

28/10/2005

Growing interest from lawyers in Chartered Secretaries Australia’s (CSA) Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, has seen the proportion of lawyers enrolling in the course, rise from 29 to 35 per cent in the past two years, amid a strong overall increase in course enrolments of 30 per cent for the same period.

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Opinion Piece: corporate responsibility, The Age

27/10/2005

There is no compelling case for tighter regulation to make Australian companies more socially responsible.

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