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Latest news & updates

  • Board Diversity Index 2021 released

    03/08/2021

    The number of women in the boardroom has surged by 60% in the last five years and gender parity is now expected to be achieved in the boardroom by 2030, the latest Board Diversity Index – released today by Governance Institute of Australia and Watermark Search International – has found. However, the rate of change on cultural diversity has been glacial. 

    We wrap up the key findings of the national report that examined 300 organisations and more than 2000 board seats and put five types of diversity under the microscope: gender, cultural background, skills/ experience, age, and tenure and independence. 

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  • Time for change: Parliament must lead by example on workplace culture

    by Megan Motto, CEO, Governance Institute of Australia
    02/08/2021

    It is imperative that sexual harassment in workplaces in all sectors is addressed as a priority – and this includes the corridors of power in Canberra. Governance Institute CEO Megan Motto outlines some key steps that should be taken as part of a much-needed overhaul of parliamentary workplace culture – that will echo through all sectors.  

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  • Integrating digitalisation and data into governance and risk

    20/07/2021

    Google’s Vice President will outline how technology, risk management, operations and governance intersect at Governance Institute’s upcoming National Conference.

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  • With new — permanent — AGM laws finally on the horizon, here’s the latest

    16/07/2021

    New permanent laws on AGMs have been proposed by the Federal Government, the latest in a string of updates and changes on an issue that has been in the spotlight since the start of the pandemic.  

    We summarise the key proposals – and where Governance Institute recommends improvements could be made. Plus, we outline how you can best prepare for the upcoming peak AGM season amid the current uncertainty. 

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  • Optimising the virtual boardroom: A guide to planning and executing virtual board meetings

    by Nasdaq Governance Solutions
    15/07/2021

    A new guide outlines key learnings to help plan and execute virtual board meetings. (Sponsored article) 

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  • New laws proposed as ransomware threat intensifies

    15/07/2021

    In a bid to halt the ‘tidal wave’ of ransomware attacks, new laws have been proposed. We outline the key changes and the potential governance and risk management implications. 

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