Media releases

Month: Sep

  • New guidelines on how to mitigate risk of ‘second strike’


    With more than 500 directors on the boards of the 108 listed companies facing the potential risk of a ‘second strike’ on the remuneration report in the current AGM season, Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) has released new guidelines to assist those directors and companies to mitigate the risk of a ‘second strike’ and a board spill.

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  • Effective disclosure in an operating and financial review


    ASIC has released a consultation paper setting out its proposed new guidance on how to prepare an operating and financial review in a directors’ report for a company, registered managed investment scheme or listed entity. Consultation is open until 23 November.

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  • New Panel will shape the future of governance in Australia


    A former cabinet Minister and the previous chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) are among eight outstanding Australians appointed to the inaugural Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) Governance Advisory Panel which has been established to promote improvements in governance, policy direction and practice.

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  • Letter to Editor, AFR, Politics gives little to the NFP cause


    The not-for-profit (NFP) sector is large and diverse, with about 600,000 organisations. At last count, it contributed $43 billion to Australia's GDP, and there are 4.6 million volunteers engaged with it. Importantly, it provides services that add to the social, cultural and environmental well-being of society.

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  • Raising the bar higher for NFPs


    Having worked across a number of industry sectors including retail, petroleum supply-chain, insurance, television production services and as a chartered accountant for Ernst & Young, Vision Australia’s financial controller Stephen Crook has had a wide-ranging and interesting career path. But underscoring Stephen’s varied experience has been a ‘best-practice’ focus leading him to undertake Chartered Secretaries Australia’s (CSA’s) Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.

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