Corporate governance


28 Feb 2019

APRA undertakes a program of regular policy review to ensure that the regulatory framework on which its prudential supervision is based remains fit for purpose. This paper sets out APRA's policy agenda for the next 12 to 18 months.


25 Feb 2019

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.


19 Feb 2019

ASIC has provided this update on its planned actions in relation to the recommendations of the report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.


12 Feb 2019

The committee reports on the fourth round of hearings, held in October 2018, which focused on the major banks' responses to the interim report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.


7 Feb 2019

Since Market Forces first conducted this research at the start of 2018, companies have become more willing to acknowledge climate change risks. However, very few have fully detailed the potential implications of these risks for their particular business. Even fewer have disclosed plans to transition...


6 Feb 2019

Kenneth Hayne has shown the way ahead for government, regulators and the banks themselves, writes Tim Colebatch.


5 Feb 2019

This is a report to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation (the Minister) by the Independent Review Panel (the Panel) in relation to the allocation of gaming machine entitlements in the State of Victoria from 16 August 2022. The report is provided...


4 Feb 2019

The central task of the Royal Commission was to inquire into and report on whether any conduct of financial services entities might have amounted to misconduct and whether any conduct, practices, behaviour or business activities by those entities fell below community standards and expectations. The...


The Government response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
4 Feb 2019

The Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has released this Australian government’s response to the Royal Commission.

Discussion paper

Managing the latent financial and governance risks
1 Feb 2019

This paper argues that while some public authorities are responding in a sophisticated way to climate risk, changes are needed to support wider adoption of best-practice approaches. The authors makes four recommendations that could help boards and directors to better manage climate risks.

Policy report

11 Jan 2019

At the Australian International Education Conference in October 2018, Dan Tehan, Federal Education Minister, committed to publish performance data on education agents in Australia’s international education system. This document outlines a publication strategy to implement this commitment.


10 Jan 2019

This report assesses the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia’s superannuation system and whether better ways to allocate defaults are needed.


13 Dec 2018

This report outlines how Australia’s anti-tax avoidance regime could be further strengthened to ensure that multinationals – particularly those profiting of Australia’s finite nature resources – can no longer avoid their tax obligations with impunity.


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.


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.


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.

Editor's note:

This is one of four background papers...


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.


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...


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.


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.



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