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  • Good Governance Guide — Board composition

    Composition of a board will vary greatly depending on the size, type and complexity of the company. Generally, it is considered good governance for the chairman of the board to be a non-executive director and the role of chairman and CEO to be split.

    Good Governance Guides · File type PDF · Size 107.39 KB
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  • Good Governance Guide — The appointment and reporting lines of the company secretary

    It is good governance for a company to recognise the independence of the company secretary in both the appointment process and the reporting mechanisms attached to the role.

    Good Governance Guides · File type PDF · Size 48.77 KB
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  • Good Governance Guide — Executive leadership management groups in public sector entities

    It is good governance for public sector entities to have an executive leadership/management group comprising the head of the entity and the senior leadership team of the entity. The group’s responsibility is to drive the strategic objectives of the entity and lead a whole-of-agency approach to governance.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Volunteer management

    As many not-for-profit (NFP) organisations operate with the assistance of volunteers, it is considered good governance to have clear policies and guidelines in place for the management of volunteers.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Context for public sector governance

    The purpose of this Good Governance Guide is to provide a context in which other public sector Good Governance Guides that have been issued by Governance Institute of Australia can be considered.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Issues to consider when developing a policy on delegations of authority

    It is good governance to clarify and document the delegations of authority that apply within an organisation. Such documentation assists employees to understand their authority to make decisions, including commitments to expenditure, on behalf of the organisation.

    Good Governance Guides · File type PDF · Size 57.56 KB
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  • Enhancing Board Effectiveness (2013)

    Governance Institute of Australia has long advocated high governance standards for organisations and the boards that govern them. The performance and effectiveness of boards is central to the governance of organisations, from companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to not-for-profit organisations to public sector bodies.

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  • Continuous Disclosure: listed and other disclosing entities (2017)

    Listed entities have had obligations to disclose information to the market for many years. Continuous disclosure is a cornerstone of Australia’s system of fair, open and efficient capital markets. It is essential to ensuring that all markets are fully and equally informed.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Issues to consider when developing a communications policy

    It is good governance for a not-for-profit (NFP) organisation to have in place a documented communications policy. Such a policy could include or make reference to more detailed policies on stakeholder engagement, the use of social media, engagement with the media, including how to manage the media in a crisis situation.

    Good Governance Guides · File type PDF · Size 60.22 KB
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  • Good Governance Guide — Appointment of a director

    The appointment of a director gives rise to obligations and responsibilities for both the incoming director and the organisation to which they are appointed.

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  • Good Governance Guide — Issues to consider in board evaluations

    It is good governance for an organisation to implement a process for regular, formal evaluations of the board, its committees and individual directors as well as addressing any issues that may emerge from that review.

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