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

Year: 2013

Disclosure alone won’t protect Australians from financial risks


Disclosure alone will not necessarily protect Australians from financial risks, Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia) has told the Financial System Inquiry, claiming allocating financial risk at the consumer level is not identical to allocating financial risk at the investor level. 

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Reinforce the supremacy of the Principles and Recommendations Council urged


The third edition of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations must have a greater emphasis on promoting the key principle underpinning the guidelines — the ‘if not, why not’ approach which has established the guidelines as the pre-eminent good governance template for listed companies in Australia, the ASX Corporate Governance Council has been told.

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Removing tax cap on self-education expenses a victory for common sense


Governance Institute of Australia welcomes the government’s decision to scrap capping self-education costs as it was an ill-conceived policy that would have disadvantaged those who need it most.

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Strong support for mandatory testing for financial advisers


Governance Institute of Australia is urging the government,as a minimum, to heed the Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s (ASIC) plea for mandatory testing for all new and existing advisers on Tier 1 products, mandatory monitoring and supervision of new advisers, and a mandatory online update review for all advisers every three years.

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CSA to rebrand as Governance Institute of Australia


Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) will be renamed and rebranded the Governance Institute of Australia to more accurately reflect its role as the only professional association in Australia with a sole focus on the practice of governance in all organisations. 

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CSA’s governance priorities for incoming government


Referring powers to the Commonwealth to enhance productivity in the private and not-for-profit sectors heads the list of policy imperatives Australia’s peak body for governance and risk professionals will campaign on with the next Federal Government.

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