Media releases

Year: 2016

  • Top governance professionals renew call for AGM overhaul


    Sydney, 9 May 2016: There is a need for the annual general meeting (AGM) to be modernised to adapt for the digital age, improve its effectiveness as a communication and decision-making forum for shareholders and reduce avoidable costs for companies, say some of Australia’s leading governance professionals.

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  • Whistleblowing research will improve corporate culture says Governance Institute


    The world’s largest research project into whistleblowing launched today by Griffith University at an event hosted by Governance Institute of Australia will support a dramatic uplift in corporate culture at a critical time when the government, regulators and community are demanding higher standards of ethical conduct from Australian corporations.

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  • New handbook a ‘must-have’ guide for directors on managing corporate culture risk


    With scandals including CommInsure’s denial of legitimate insurance claims, misconduct in the banks’ financial planning arms and ANZ’s and Westpac’s alleged rigging of the bank bill rate driving home the role corporate culture plays in shaping employee behaviour, the release of Governance Institute’s Risk management for directors:A handbook could not be more timely.

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  • ‘One-off’ funding boost not a long-term fix for ASIC


    The Federal Government’s decision to provide ASIC with a ‘one-off’ funding boost of $127 million to enhance the corporate regulator’s capabilities in the wake of continuing financial sector scandals is welcome, but it does not address the more urgent need for a sustainable long-term funding model to give ASIC the financial stability it needs to be an effective ‘cop on the beat’ into the future, says Governance Institute of Australia.

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  • New partnership a win-win for Governance Institute and La Trobe University students


    Governance Institute of Australia and La Trobe University have partnered to grant Governance Institute’s diploma graduates credit towards La Trobe Business School’s Master of Management, significantly reducing the total number of subjects required to obtain a Masters qualification. 

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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.

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