Media releases

Month: Mar

  • Repeal of ‘100-member rule’ finally in force

    25/03/2015

    Legislation to repeal the ‘100-member rule’ has finally received Royal Assent, bringing into effect a welcome initiative that will genuinely advance the Federal Government’s red tape reduction agenda, says Governance Institute of Australia.

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  • Governance Institute slams Senate Committee recommendation to abolish CAMAC

    17/03/2015

    The Senate Economics Committee’s decision to approve the government’s bill to abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) in the face of overwhelming opposition from the business sector not only makes a mockery of public consultation, but will also weaken Australia’s corporations regime over time, says Governance Institute of Australia.

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  • Market could drive government gender diversity quotas

    10/03/2015

    In a compelling speech to the inaugural International Women’s Day lunch presented by Associations Forum and Governance Institute of Australia, Governance Institute President Ms Trisha Mok warned that if Australian boards, particularly those in the shareholder-rich ASX200, continue to under-perform on the issue of gender diversity, the market will have no choice but to resort to government to introduce quotas to force change.

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  • Senate urged to heed public support to restore CAMAC

    04/03/2015

    The Senate Economics Committee reviewing the Bill to abolish the Corporations & Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) should heed the views of the vast majority of the business and legal community and throw its weight behind saving the highly-respected body that’s been a powerhouse for effective and practical corporations and financial markets reform for the past 24 years, says Governance Institute of Australia.  

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