Corporate governance

Report

9 Jul 2018

On 27 February 2018, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud MP, announced a review of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) performance and governance. EY were selected by the department to conduct the review in March 2018. EY considered AWI’s delivery on core objectives...

Report

6 Jul 2018

The review considered the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility's (NAIF's) policy settings, with particular reference to its investment mandate, and assessed the implications on NAIF's project identification, selection and assessment processes, including risk settings.

Report

25 Jun 2018

People in positions of authority at Puffing Billy and other Victorian railway groups protected the reputation of their organisations at the expense of children who were sexually abused, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

Report

22 Jun 2018

This report highlights that councils often have fraud control procedures and systems in place, but are not ensuring people understand them and how they work. There is also significant variation between councils in the quality of their fraud controls.

Discussion paper

19 Jun 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released this discussion document seeking feedback on what requirements there should be on New Zealand companies and limited partnerships to hold and disclose information about their beneficial owners.

Strategy

18 Jun 2018

This report looks at how Australian companies, investors and policymakers can manage climate risks and support a transition to a zero carbon economy. The report shows more Australian companies are considering what climate change and the Paris Agreement mean for their strategies and investments.

Research report

16 May 2018

Instances in which whistleblowers have lost employment and careers, suffered harassment and intimidation, and experienced threats or acts of violence continue to occur in Australia. This study sought to understand the nature of victimisation experienced by whistleblowers who had reported or attempted to report wrongdoing...

Report

15 May 2018

Between December 2017 and February 2018, media in New Zealand widely publicised reports of a sexual harassment incident that had occurred within the Human Rights Commission in October 2017. The incident had been formally investigated and resolved, but the reports raised concerns about the investigation...

Commentary

11 May 2018

The banking royal commission has exposed senior management, boards and regulators to unprecedented scrutiny — and the problems don’t end with the finance sector, writes Michael Gill.

Discussion paper

9 May 2018

This paper examines the distribution of borrowing rates paid by companies, and the relationship between corporate borrowing rates and fixed capital investment, using a unique hand-collected dataset.

Report

1 May 2018

This report is comprehensive and contains a large number of findings and recommendations. Its overarching conclusion is that "CBA’s continued financial success dulled the senses of the institution," particularly in relation to the management of non-financial risks.

Report

26 Apr 2018

This report presents the results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car parking for Brisbane, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth and Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) airports for the 2016-17 financial year

Commentary

26 Apr 2018

Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.

Report

23 Apr 2018

This report provides guidance, and includes recommendations to councils and the Office of Local Government, aimed at strengthening financial reporting, asset management and governance and internal controls.

Report

23 Apr 2018

This audit was conducted as part of a multi-year audit program on implementation of the resource management framework introduced by the PGPA Act. It is intended to assist in keeping the Parliament, government and the community informed about the extent to which the resource management...

Report

17 Apr 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of Defence’s implementation of the First Principles Review.

Research report

13 Apr 2018

This study draws on detailed survey-based information from business about the performance of New Zealand’s key regulators. The authors conclude from the responses that the (non-executive) board model of governance needs to be more widely adopted, particularly for corporate cops with an economy-wide beat.

Working paper

12 Apr 2018

This paper uses administrative business income tax data covering 2001-02 to 2014-15 to determine whether payroll tax affects the behaviour of businesses.

Research report

11 Apr 2018

This study builds on the Leading for Change (2016) report, which provided a snapshot of cultural diversity in the senior leadership of Australian organisations and institutions. This report examines the cultural backgrounds of chief executive officers of ASX 200 companies, federal ministers, heads of federal...

Report

4 Apr 2018

APRA has released the results of a review of remuneration practices at large financial institutions, which found considerable room for improvement in the design and implementation of executive remuneration structures.

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