Media releases

Year: 2014

  • No excuse for sloppy handling of confidential, market-sensitive information


    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) report on the handling of confidential information released today makes it very clear that there are no excuses or extenuating circumstances that can justify the leakage of confidential information by listed entities or their advisers, Governance Institute of Australia says.

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  • Abolish the ‘100-member’ rule once and for all


    The rule that allows just 100 shareholders to call a company general meeting at significant cost to the majority of shareholders must be repealed once and for all, says Governance Institute of Australia in its submission in support of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014.  

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  • NFP sector must be held accountable Senate inquiry told


    Should the government ignore almost universal demand for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Act 2012 not to be repealed, the governance principles that have now been embedded in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector must be retained and enforced by an appropriate regulator, Governance Institute has told the Senate Standing Committees on Economics.

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  • Share registries’ duopoly challenged


    While Australian share registry providers Computershare and Link continue to dominate the market, relatively new entrant Boardroom increased its market share in 2013 to seven per cent of companies and four per cent of shareholders, challenging the long held market structure which saw few contracts change hands over a number of years, the 2014 J.P Morgan and Governance Institute of Australia survey into Australia’s share registry services found.  

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  • Clear, consistent SOC governance frameworks will enhance taxpayer returns


    State Owned Corporations (SOC) need robust governance frameworks that are clear, transparent and consistent if they are to deliver maximum value for taxpayers, Governance Institute of Australia has told the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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  • Time to up the ante on shareholder engagement


    Governance Institute of Australia and distinguished governance expert, Sandy Easterbrook have today launched for public consultation an exposure draft of guidelines to assist ASX-listed companies and their institutional investors to engage more effectively so as to enhance long-term performance and corporate value.

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