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

Month: Jul

New ASX listing rules making it easier for small to mid cap companies raise money right on the mark

25/07/2012

New listing rules announced today by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) making it easier for small to mid cap companies to raise capital for investment could not have come at a better time, says Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA).

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Refer powers to Canberra to avoid duplication in NFP reporting

24/07/2012

Concerned that the $43 billion not-for-profit (NFP) sector will be forced to comply with onerous reporting obligations by both the Commonwealth and state governments when the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Exposure Draft Bills pass into legislation, Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) has recommended a referral of powers to the Commonwealth.

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From volunteer to CEO to governance advocate

23/07/2012

When Dianne Embry volunteered through Volunteering Victoria, little did she realise that eight years down the track she would be the chief executive  facing a raft of governance challenges that in turn prompted her to sign up for Chartered Secretaries Australia’s (CSA’s) pro-bono not-for-profit (NFP) Governance Support Program. 

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Making the best of every NFP opportunity

23/07/2012

When Ian Nicolson missed out on a job with Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA), little did he realise he would play a key role in CSA’s new Not-for-Profit (NFP) Governance Support Program.  But with over 20 years of experience in managing NFPs, Mr Nicolson is now a mentor for the CSA program and at the forefront of raising governance standards in the NFP sector. 

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CSA launches reform guide for NFPs

23/07/2012

With the $43 billion not-for-profit (NFP) sector facing its biggest overhaul in decades, Australia’s leading governance educator Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) has launched the second edition of Managing Conflicts of Interest in the Not-for-Profit Sector, to assist NFPs to come to grips with sweeping governance and reporting changes.

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Dual secretary/general counsel role loses professional privilege

20/07/2012

As the trend to combine the role of company secretary and general counsel continues, a disturbing unintended consequence is that general counsels performing the dual role no longer have the protection of legal professional privilege when they provide advice to directors, Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) warns.

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