Corporate governance

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report shows how regulatory carve outs given to the for-profit super sector have resulted in serious omissions and exemptions in superannuation reforms that have impacted badly on the interests of super fund members.

Report

29 Nov 2018

This report recommends that the Australian government support the recommendation of the Productivity Commission to separate the Murray Darling Basin Authority into two entities: the Murray-Darling Basin Corporation, and the Basin Plan Regulator, with the regulator established as a new statutory independent authority.

Report

28 Nov 2018

Given the challenging political contexts since 2015, the corporate sector will have a key role to play in persuading national governments how technologies and expertise have moved on since the pledges were made.

This is one of four background papers feeding into a synthesis...

Commentary

27 Nov 2018

There are practical steps we can take right now to fix the banks. History suggests they'll never do it left to themselves.

Guide

27 Nov 2018

These guidelines provide practical guidance to organisations and individuals to encourage the implementation of special measures. They are intended to offer a means by which workplaces and education and service providers, as well as administrators of Commonwealth law and programs, can assess their own equity...

Report

26 Nov 2018

The 2017–18 SOSR has been structured around the themes of culture, capability and leadership. It is informed by data from the annual Australian Public Service (APS) agency survey and APS employee census, as well as the APS employment database.

Report

Independent review to improve practice and response of ACFID members in the prevention of sexual misconduct: final report
21 Nov 2018

This audit found 31 cases of misconduct committed by aid workers connected to Australian charities. The sector's peak body, the Council for International Development, has promised major changes to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people.

Report

6 Nov 2018

After five years of the W20, women and gender equality remain at the margin of the G20. There is a real risk of the W20 representing a one-off territorial gain at a frontier that could easily be pushed back again.

Submission

5 Nov 2018

Consumer education, self-regulation by banks, and even stronger enforcement efforts by government regulators all have failed to curb incidents of financial misconduct and unethical behaviour. This submission provides a possible solution that has so far been overlooked - sector-wide collective bargaining to establish uniform, ethical...

Report

Department of Human Services
5 Nov 2018

The Human Services’ Quality Framework was selected for audit due to the large value of payments to which it applied and to determine whether the purpose of the framework had been met. Having been in place for five years, it was timely to undertake an...

Report

Findings from an FMA and RBNZ review of conduct and culture in New Zealand retail banks
5 Nov 2018

The Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank of New Zealand have completed their joint review into the conduct and culture of 11 New Zealand banks. The regulators identified significant weaknesses in the governance and management of conduct risks. These weaknesses have resulted in a number...

Discussion paper

Phase 2 of the Reserve Bank Act Review
1 Nov 2018

This review provides an opportunity to ensure that the Reserve Bank Act is fit for purpose and able to provide a strong, flexible, and enduring regulatory framework that enjoys broad public and industry support.

Working paper

30 Oct 2018

The recent decision by the Full Federal Court in Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCAFC 62 is a watershed, not only in Australia but internationally. It provides important insights into how the arm’s length principle takes account of the economic,...

Report

29 Oct 2018

This review, which was empanelled in the wake of the ball tampering scandal in South Africa that plunged Australian cricket into shame, contains 42 recommendations for Cricket Australia and the game's other partners and stakeholders.

Report

25 Oct 2018

This report, prepared annually by the Office for Women, reports on the federal government’s performance against its gender diversity target.

Report

3 Oct 2018

The former managing director of Goulburn Murray Water claimed - and the former chair approved - reimbursement to which he was not entitled for items including household furniture and alcohol, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

Report

3 Oct 2018

Significant barriers remain in the role of middle managers in progressing gender equity in the public service, according to this report. Published in partnership with the Ministry for Women, the report was carried out as part of a wider project and in light of recent...

Discussion paper

28 Sep 2018

In previous eras, both sides of politics made inappropriate partisan appointments to the ABC board. Despite the ‘arm’s length, merit based’ reforms made in 2013, the appointment process has once again become deeply politicised. Basic governance standards are being breached.

Report

28 Sep 2018

The Commission’s work, so far, has shown conduct by financial services entities that has brought public condemnation. Some conduct was already known to regulators and the public - some was not. Why did it happen? The answer seems to be greed – the pursuit of...

Guide

28 Sep 2018

This guide sets out our approach to the approval and oversight of a monitoring body’s compliance scheme and how we expect a scheme to operate on an ongoing basis.

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