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

Year: 2016

Proposed ASIC funding model will subsidise poor corporate behaviour


The funding model for ASIC being proposed by the Federal Government is likely to result in-well run and well-governed entities subsidising entities exhibiting poor corporate behaviour, claims Governance Institute of Australia.

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Governance Institute awards scholarships to three high-achievers


Governance Institute of Australia has awarded the 2016 Leonard Watson Chant Legacy postgraduate governance scholarship to three outstanding professionals. 

The scholarship covers the fees for each student’s preferred governance course, up to a maximum of AUD$13,038.

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Andrew Horne new president of Governance Institute


Governance Institute of Australia has elected senior corporate lawyer and governance professional Andrew Horne president effective 1 January 2017.

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Senate urged to delay recommendations until whistleblowing research released


Governance Institute is urging the Senate Inquiry into Scrutiny of Financial Advice not to make any recommendations on whistleblowing systems until the results of Australia’s largest whistleblowing research project are released.

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New Chief Commercial Officer for Governance Institute


Governance Institute of Australia has announced the appointment of Ms Meegan George as its new Chief Commercial Officer effective today.

As Chief Commercial Officer, Ms George will be responsible for member-facing and customer-centric services including events, marketing, membership and sales.

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Powerful coalition calls for major reform of not-for-profit fundraising rules


A powerful coalition of peak bodies is calling on all Australian governments to provide charities and other not-for-profits (NFPs) with a nationally-consistent fundraising regime that will deliver more than $15 million in savings every year for charities alone.

Currently NFPs are forced to waste significant amounts of time and money to meet outdated and fragmented fundraising laws that differ considerably across Australia.

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