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In representing members' views, Governance Institute of Australia uses the media to promote its position on key issues.

Month: Sep

Short selling not the only problem

22/09/2008

While the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) decision to ban short selling is to be commended, the regulator should also take this opportunity to protect shareholders from a lack of information concerning directors and executives who hold a substantial number of shares in a company that are subject to a margin loan.

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Call for national regulatory framework for NFPs

09/09/2008

Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) is calling for a national regulatory framework for not-for-profits (NFPs), many of which are struggling to understand their compliance obligations under the current fragmented, inconsistent and complex regime.

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Stakeholders reluctant to extend voting beyond the AGM

02/09/2008

There is little support from major stakeholders for legislative changes to the annual general meeting (AGM), according to the responses to a recent discussion paper jointly published by Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) and Blake Dawson. The responses did, however, encourage companies to do more to make AGMs a forum for constructive discussion within the existing legal framework.

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