Skip to main content
Category

Board & Governance

Charities lodge urgent request for UN intervention to prevent attack on advocacy

Charities lodge urgent request for UN intervention to prevent attack on advocacy

By Board & Governance, Business

Twelve charities including First Nations, religious and human rights groups have written to the UN requesting urgent intervention to stop new rules being proposed by the Morrison Government which could shut charities down for speaking out. ​​

The UN petition is being made on the basis that the new rules would breach the rights to freedom of expression and assembly, which are protected under international human rights law. ​

Read more here

Charities still wary of updated plan to change governance standards

Charities still wary of updated plan to change governance standards

By Board & Governance, Business

Charities are still wary of changes to ACNC powers. Are the powers of the ACNC overstepping the mark? The charity sector believes this proposal – which is part of a government crackdown on “activist organisations masquerading as charities” – could lead to charities being deregistered for something as simple as tweeting in support of a protest that accidentally ventures onto private land, or providing support to whistleblowers. 

Read more here

Four common biases in boardroom culture

Four common biases in boardroom culture

By Board & Governance, Business

“Though most boards work to solicit a range of views and come to a consensus on key issues, the 2020 edition of PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey found that 36% of directors have difficulty voicing a dissenting view on at least one topic in the boardroom. The reason most commonly cited by directors for stifled dissent on their board was the desire to maintain collegiality among their peers.”

Read more here

Brilliant board papers for effective decision-making and good governance

Brilliant board papers for effective decision-making and good governance

By Board & Governance, Business

Reviewing board papers provide relevant sector insights and inform directors with influential information. Often poorly produced board papers that contain disorganised or too much content can distract from their key intent. To assist in this navigation process and ensure decision-makers are well equipped with relevant and accurate information, the Governance Institute of Australia has produced a board papers guidance. 

Read more here