News Update

Year: 2014

  • New research report on 2013 data held on the Charities Register

    07/10/2014

    Curtin University has partnered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) to analyse data from the Annual Information Statements (AISs) of more than 38,000 registered charities in their first year of reporting to the ACNC. The Curtin Charities 2013 Report is the first comprehensive, evidence-based research of the charity sector of its kind.

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  • Gender pay gap

    07/10/2014

    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is campaigning to highlight the gender pay gap that continues to embed unconscious bias towards male employees. Company reporting to the WGEA shows that three out of four companies have not undertaken a pay gap audit and less than one in five companies have conducted an analysis in the last 12 months. The gender pay gap is currently at 18.2 per cent — the highest it has been in 20 years. 

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  • Consultation on Bill to abolish CAMAC should consider retaining it

    07/10/2014

    The Federal Government’s public consultation on the draft Bill to abolish the Corporations & Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) must consider the option of retaining the highly respected body that has been a powerhouse for intelligent, effective and practical corporations and financial markets reform for nearly a quarter of a century, is the view of Governance Institute of Australia.

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  • Research shows that good governance leads to higher share price performance

    23/09/2014

    A recent study in the United Kingdom (UK) from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and Arabesque Asset Management has found that those companies with good corporate governance have higher share price performance.

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  • UK Corporate Governance Code updated

    23/09/2014

    The Financial Reporting Council in the United Kingdom (UK) has updated the UK Corporate Governance Code, which will apply to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 October 2014. The changes relate to the information investors receive about the long-term health and strategy of listed companies and risk management.

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  • Agents required to lodge with ASIC online

    09/09/2014

    As of 1 October 2014, ASIC-registered agents will be required to lodge key forms online, including Form 484 (change to company details). ASIC notes that registered agents currently lodge 92 per cent of transactions online, where an online service is offered, and this change is intended to bring the remaining eight per cent online.

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