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  • Policy update: What is the Modern Slavery Act?

    by Michelle Huckel, Policy Adviser, Governance Institute of Australia
    15/10/2019

    The Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 establishes Australia’s national modern slavery reporting requirement. Under the Act, certain large entities will be required to report publicly on their actions to assess and address modern slavery risks in their operation and supply chain.

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  • Governance Institute contribution on minutes gets mention by ASIC Chair

    15/10/2019

    Governance Institute’s policy efforts have not gone unnoticed, with ASIC Chair James Shipton acknowledging our contribution on minutes in a recent speech. The comments were made during Mr Shipton’s speech launching the Report on director and officer oversight of non-financial risk by ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce.

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  • Key Issues Impacting AGM Success

    by Computershare
    02/10/2019

    With the 2019 AGM season upon us, there are many important themes that companies need to consider to ensure positive outcomes are achieved. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are again top of mind for both companies and investors alike. Discover the emerging trends that are taking shape this AGM season. 

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  • Whistleblower update from Michelle Huckel, Policy Adviser, Governance Institute of Australia

    02/10/2019

    Michelle Huckel talks about a new consultation paper by ASIC on its draft regulatory guide on whistleblower policies. She discusses who needs a whistleblower policy, by what date and the complexities of the guide. Michelle and our policy committees suggest that ASIC simplify the guide by making it more concise and less complex. 

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  • President's Report to members – September 2019

    by Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) FCS(PE)
    19/09/2019

    Edith Shih, International President, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, reports to members about the Supplemental Charter giving effect to the new name of the global Institute – The Chartered Governance Institute. The new official name will often be described as CGI Global.

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  • Conflicts of interest in the public sector

    17/09/2019

    Managing conflicts of interest are a perennial issue for all organisations but are particularly important in the public sector where conflicts or perceived conflicts of interest have the potential to undermine public confidence and the integrity of the entity.

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