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  • Good Governance Guide — Public sector entities — Conflicts of interest

    The community expects that board members of public sector entities will not be influenced or appear to be influenced by personal interests when making decisions.

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  • Good Governance Guide — The Company secretary: separation of roles

    It is considered good governance for organisations to appoint separate persons as the chief executive officer (CEO) and the company secretary of the organisation. However, it is the practice for some organisations, particularly not-for-profits, to appoint the CEO as the company secretary.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Board structure

    It is considered good governance for a not-for-profit (NFP) organisation to structure its board to ensure achievement of its purpose while meeting its ethical, legal and financial obligations.

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  • Good Governance Guide — A practical guide to categorising risk

    In order to better identify and manage risk, it is good governance for an organisation which plans to use a risk register as a tool to capture, analyse and monitor the risks which it has identified as part of its risk management framework, to classify those risks into separate categories.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Risk appetite statement

    It is good governance for organisations to articulate and communicate their appetite for risk with a formal risk appetite statement. Regulators may require the board to set a risk appetite statement.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Developing a risk register

    It is good governance for an organisation to have a risk framework and a defined risk appetite. In doing so, it is good to have a mechanism/tool for capturing, analysing and monitoring risk-related information.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Risk management overview

    It is good governance for an entity to ensure that all directors and senior executives have a shared understanding of risk, which is the effect of uncertainty on an entity achieving its strategic objectives and maintaining its long-term viability and reputation.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Issues to consider in relation to political donations

    It is good governance for a company to establish a policy or protocol in relation to political donations in Australia.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Integrated organisational planning

    Strategic (or corporate) and operational planning are well established features of the public sector. It is good governance for public sector entities to plan for their future. For some public sector entities, such planning is mandated by legislation while for others it is a policy requirement.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Annual reporting on governance in the public sector

    There are many types of public sector entity and the purpose, scale and organisational form of each entity can vary considerably. It is good governance to take a principles-based approach to reporting on governance in public sector entity annual reports.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Local governments

    A local government is governed by the councillors who are elected or appointed to the local government under statute. In effect, a council is akin to a board of directors except that the ‘directors’ are selected on a regular basis by the community.

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