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It’s A Blow Up: New Whistleblowing Policy Requirements In Effect From 2020

Updated laws in the Corporations Act will require certain companies to have in place a compliant whistleblower policy before the 1st of January 2020.

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Director and Officer Oversight of Non-financial Risk: Findings of ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce

ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce recently published its report on director and officer oversight of non-financial risk . The Report highlights the need for directors and officers to recognise that non-financial risks are legitimate risks that can have significant financial consequences. In order to ensure the highest levels of corporate governance, directors and officers should consider placing additional emphasis on non-financial risks when steering the direction of their company.

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Australia’s Modern Slavery Laws: The Why, What, When and How

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) requirements are now in full swing. Companies with reporting obligations will need to be ready to report their modern slavery risks to the Modern Slavery Statements Register in late 2020. This article covers the essentials of the new modern slavery reporting requirements, with some practical tips and guidelines to assist with compliance.

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Across the Board: Non-executive Directors, Part 3

This is the third article in a series of three looking at non-executive directors’ duties, how these duties interact with the role non-executive directors play, and how organisations can get the most out of a non-executive director.

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The Unreadable and the Unread: Online Consumer Contracts and the Law

Australian consumers regularly click to confirm that they have “read and agreed to” contracts online but do Australian companies have to write terms and conditions in a manner that can be understood by the average consumer? What if a consumer hasn’t even ‘clicked to view’ the terms and conditions of the online contract they have just agreed to? Like some kind of ‘contract zombie’, can these contracts be brought back from the unread?

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