Media releases

Year: 2015

  • New Governance Institute guide billed as the ‘go-to’ reference for non-government school boards


    Governance Institute of Australia has launched an essential guide to assist members of non-government school boards to understand and exercise high standards of governance in a climate where the public’s expectations of schools and their commitment to student outcomes have never been higher.

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  • Identification number will make it easier to track directors


    Despite ill-informed reporting to the contrary, Governance Institute of Australia is not calling for the names of directors to be suppressed on the ASIC register.  

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  • Reforms needed to safeguard ASIC registry information


    Governance Institute of Australia is calling for reforms to the Corporations Act that will mitigate the risk of identify thefts and assaults on the personal security of directors and officeholders, claiming that without these reforms anyone can access the register for the information needed to commit serious offences. 

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  • Government proposals to improve superannuation governance must stand


    In a strong show of support for reforms to improve superannuation governance, including a minimum one-third independent directors and an independent chair, Governance Institute of Australia says the proposals will improve board renewal processes, because they will assist the boards to identify the skills, knowledge, experience and capabilities needed to meet not only the current but also the future challenges of the industry.

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  • BHP Billiton, Glen Eira City Council take out top governance awards


    BHP Billiton and Glen Eira City Council have taken out top honours for the Governance Reporting Award at the 2015 Australasian Reporting Awards with both organisations demonstrating good governance cultures and a strong commitment to open reporting.  

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  • Registry services need to keep innovating


    The current shareholder registry service duopoly is holding for providers Computershare and Link, but the quality of product and innovation are becoming far more important determinants in outsourcing registry services according to the JP Morgan/Governance Institute of Australia’s Australian Registry Service Provider Survey 2015 released today. 

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