Corporate governance

Briefing paper

23 Sep 2018

A majority of Australians believe the Royal Commission into Banks and Financial Services has uncovered more wrong doing (70%) and is most important for Australians (65%) compared to the Royal Commission into Trade Unions.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report on climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies has found more can be done to improve consistency in disclosure practices across listed companies, with very limited climate risk disclosure outside of the top-200 companies.

Research report

18 Sep 2018

Pharmaceutical companies behind some of Australia’s best-known brands avoided an estimated $215 million a year in tax in Australia over a three year period - almost four times the $63 million actually paid, according to this report.

Report

7 Sep 2018

ASIC asserts that it is working to provide a fair, strong and efficient financial system for all Australians. Underpinning this vision is the recognition that every dollar in the financial system is other people’s money.

Report

30 Aug 2018

In April 2018, Winston Peters appointed senior Australian racing expert, John Messara, to review the New Zealand racing industry’s governance structures, and provide recommendations on future directions for the industry. This report is the result of that inquiry.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This audit is a global first that explains what "diverse thinking" really means for governance, how to increase diverse thinking , the predictors of diverse thinking beyond gender and ethnicity, and how to create a diverse thinking boardroom culture and governance practice.

Report

22 Aug 2018

Australia needs a vibrant and innovative charities and not-for-profits sector. The review panel was conscious of the need to find a balance between supporting the sector, reducing red tape, enhancing accountability and addressing misconduct.

Report

14 Aug 2018

This report highlights the corruption vulnerabilities associated with employment practices across the Victorian public sector and alerts public sector agencies to opportunities to strengthen their systems and practices to mitigate those vulnerabilities.

Report

9 Aug 2018

This report details industry data on the size, growth and performance of the Australian responsible investment (RI) market over twelve months to 31 December 2017 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.

Report

9 Aug 2018

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) engaged the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) as an independent reviewer to understand practice and response of ACFID member organisations in preventing sexual misconduct amongst its employees and agents, and to make recommendations to address any areas...

Submission

31 Jul 2018

This ANZSOG submission calls for the APS to take advantage of the growth of data, better recognise the role of states, not-for-profits and the private sector in service delivery, and change its understanding of integrity.

Submission

26 Jul 2018

In this submission, the Department of the Treasury does not make recommendations, but seeks to set out the issues involved, the current regulatory framework and how it developed, and the trade-offs involved in various responses to matters currently being considered by the Royal Commission.

Technical report

26 Jul 2018

The purpose of this report is to explain aspects of the legal framework for the Australian superannuation system, focusing on the rules that govern the use of members’ funds by trustees and other professional financial services providers in the superannuation system. It also deals briefly...

Report

26 Jul 2018

This audit examines whether school councils are meeting their objectives under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. It considers the Victorian Department of Education and Training's guidance, and whether the DET effectively oversees school councils and keeps the minister informed on their performance.

Report

25 Jul 2018

This audit examined whether councils have been prudently managing insurable risks and procuring insurance that represents value for money. It also assessed councils’ risk assessment policies and practices, including risk identification, risk mitigation and evaluation of insurable risks.

Briefing paper

24 Jul 2018

This paper provides a summary of major financial system reforms over the past twenty-five years, focussing primarily on regulatory reforms affecting superannuation funds.

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.

Research report

Creating new markets to benefit members and fund necessary investments
26 Jun 2018

This report addresses the question of how superannuation trustees can ensure that they are investing their assets for the public good — in particular how to fund public infrastructure.

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.

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