Media releases

Year: 2021

  • Electronic AGM and document execution laws introduced to Parliament

    20/10/2021

    Proposed new laws that would permanently allow organisations to hold AGMs in an online or hybrid format, as well as execute and send documents electronically, have been introduced to Parliament today. 

    While broadly supportive of the Bill which continues the much-needed modernisation of the Corporations Act, Governance Institute of Australia is however disappointed that organisations will be required to amend their constitutions to hold a virtual AGM. 

     

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  • No longer negotiable: Culture in the spotlight at Governance Institute’s National Conference 2021

    24/08/2021

    With an unravelling of culture a major contributor to business failure in recent times, Governance Institute of Australia has made this the overarching theme of its National Conference 2021. 

    To be held virtually on September 1-2, more than 45 speakers will drill down on how culture impacts leadership, decision-making, and skilling. 

    The full program can be found here. 

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  • Extension of COVID relief for AGMs a major win as peak meeting season nears

    10/08/2021

    New laws allowing annual general meetings to be held electronically have just passed parliament, providing an extension of temporary relief for organisations across Australia as they rapidly head towards peak AGM season. 

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  • Women in the boardroom surge by 60% in five years — but glacial change on cultural diversity: New report

    04/08/2021

    The number of ASX 300 companies with one or no female directors has halved since 2016, as the number of women on boards surged by 60%, a national report measuring five types of diversity has found. 

    The Board Diversity Index, released today by Watermark Search International and Governance Institute of Australia, put five types of diversity under the microscope, examining gender, cultural background, skills, age, and tenure and independence. 

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  • Governance Institute of Australia appoints new Chair

    27/07/2021

    Governance Institute of Australia, the national membership association for governance professionals, is delighted to announce the appointment of new Chair, Pauline Vamos. 

    A non-executive director, lawyer and governance expert, Ms Vamos is a former senior regulator with ASIC and former CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). 

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  • Stagnant salaries at top end of town as remuneration stalls — and falls

    07/07/2021

    Many CEOs, board directors and senior managers took a hit to the hip pocket during the last 12 months as the economic impact of COVID-19 bit and salaries were put on hold, a new national report has found. 

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