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  • Reinforcing the supremacy of the Principles and Recommendations must be a priority

    by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing
    21/11/2013

    At Governance Institute of Australia, we are concerned that the draft 3rd edition of the ASX’s Corporate Governance Council’s Principles and Recommendations fails to reinforce the key principle underpinning the guidelines

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  • Welcome to the Governance Institute of Australia

    by Tim Sheehy, Chief Executive
    25/09/2013

    In what has to be ‘a defining moment’ in their 100-year history, Members of Chartered Secretaries Australia have voted in favour of being rebranded the Governance Institute of Australia.

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  • The NFP puzzle starts to take shape

    by Judith Fox, Director, Policy
    19/02/2013

    The commencement of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) in December last year saw the register of charities move from the Australian Tax Office to the new regulator immediately. All existing charities were ‘grandfathered’ into the new regulatory framework.

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  • Disclosure: when and what?

    by Judith Fox, Director, Policy
    22/10/2012

    Back in March this year we held a Roundtable with ASX, ASIC, non-executive directors, company secretaries, general counsel and CFOs on the challenges inherent in making announcements to the market about price-sensitive information.

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  • Politics not doing any favours for the NFP sector

    by Judith Fox, Director, Policy
    17/09/2012

    The passage of the legislation to establish Australia’s first NFP regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), is embroiled in party politics.

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  • NFP reform coming together

    by Judith Fox, Director, Policy
    31/08/2012

    There has been a great deal of angst over the reform to the NFP regulatory framework over the past months. The version of legislation to establish the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) that was issued at the start of the year was deeply worrying, as it mixed up prescriptive detail about governance arrangements for charities and other NFPs with the statutory and enforcement powers of the new regulator.

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