Media releases

Year: 2014

  • Reduction of FOFA red-tape must not sell out consumers

    20/02/2014

    The Federal Government’s proposals to slash the compliance obligations of financial advisers under the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) legislation go too far in effectively overturning important consumer protections required to insulate consumers from another wealth-destroying catastrophe the likes of the Storm Financial collapse, says Governance Institute of Australia.

     

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  • Super fund reform ignores member rights

    12/02/2014

    Director accountability and member empowerment in the form of new measures to give fund members the all-important right to vote directors in or out must be the centrepiece of any effective reform of superfund governance, Governance Institute of Australia has told the Treasury review into superfund regulation and governance.

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  • Reduce incentive schemes' red tape and move taxation point

    04/02/2014

    Employers and employees alike are victims of inequities in incentive-based employee schemes,which have employers battling to overcome tough, ever-increasing compliance hurdles while employees are being financially disadvantaged when they are taxed on options when they leave the company, rather than when the options are realised, Governance Institute Australia has warned.

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  • Letter to Editor, AFR, ACNC register at risk

    03/02/2014

    The government wants to replace the charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), with a charity evaluator model based on the US-based Charity Navigator ("US-style regulation of charities under question", AFR, January 30).

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  • Letter to Editor, AFR, ACNC register at risk

    03/02/2014

    The government wants to replace the charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), with a charity evaluator model based on the US-based Charity Navigator ("US-style regulation of charities under question", AFR, January 30).

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  • Line management roles not the only way to the top for women

    10/01/2014

     

    As Michaela Healey (Group Executive People, Communications and Governance at NAB), Karen Wood (Group Executive and Chief People & Public Affairs Officer and Member of the Group Management Committee at BHP Billiton) and Helen Conway, the former Company Secretary and General Counsel at Caltex Limited and current Director, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency demonstrate, governance and company secretarial roles are proving to be a successful pathway to the top for women.

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