Journal: Governance Directions

Governance Institute members and subscribers receive a hard copy of our monthly journal, Governance Directions, as part of their Governance Institute membership or association.

Members and subscribers can access previous issues of the journal on our website by logging in.

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Non-members cannot access current or previous issues of the journal online, but can access lists of published articles.

The journal has become a valuable medium for Governance Institute members to access and communicate with other industry practitioners and commentators in the fields of governance, law, risk management and administration. Moreover, the journal has fostered an active network of governance professionals who share knowledge and insights.

Title Article summary Date published
  • NPOs’ money laundering and terrorism financing risks
  • Vanguard’s growing focus on governance
  • Government gets tough on phoenix activity

Zilla Efrat speaks with Susan Pascoe AM as her tenure as Commissioner of the ACNC comes to an end.

  • This article summarises qualitative research from 35 Australian organisations with a stated intention of achieving more with less.
  • Consistent themes emerged on where organisations are succeeding and failing.
  • The key questions in this article can act as an organisational health check to drive stronger performance.
  • When looking at banking regulation, disclosure, or standard form contracts, it is clear the self-regulatory system in Australia has failed.
  • Under the BEAR proposed regime, Australia's bank executives would be required to take responsibility for their corporate culture.
  • It is difficult to determine if the proposed BEAR would curb conduct risk of banks and bank executives as it is still too early to point to evidence from other jurisdictions.
  • A focus on regulatory compliance in the aged care sector is necessarily a major priority.
  • However, an overemphasis on compliance can lead organisations to miss opportunities and risks in other areas of the business
  • An enterprise risk management approach provides a basis for continuous incremental improvements.

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