Governance / Management
Nearly half of Australian organisations have experienced some form of fraud in the past 12 months. And even charities are not immune to it, writes Forensic Services Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cassandra Michie.
The Centre for Corporate Governance, at the University of Technology Sydney, is conducting research into the current status of governance in the Not for Profit sector.
The current arrangements for Australia’s peak bodies on disability are fragmented and confused and in need of an urgent rethink as the National Insurance Disability Scheme becomes a reality, according to one of the country’s main disability rights organisations.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of The Trust Company by trustee company, Perpetual Limited despite the merger producing “the largest provider of trust services in Australia”.
Relevance, transparency and target setting are key characteristics of meaningful sustainability reports, says Paul Davies, Principal of sustainability performance company, Banarra.
The Governance Principles and Recommendations for Australian listed companies are set to acknowledge social and environmental factors for the first time.
Organisations are more and more looking for data prospecting methods that incorporate their own data to leverage better ROI, according to Australian data pooling list supplier, List Factory.
A new Australian analysis underscores the importance of employers taking practical and legal steps to prevent current or former employees from misusing their confidential information.
Joh Kirby is the Executive Director at the Victoria Law Foundation, an independent Not for Profit organisation that aims to help Victorians understand the law and use it to improve their lives.
A new body is set to provide representation of cooperative and mutual businesses at a national level, with the launch of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) in Melbourne last week.
The latest edition of the Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal and Accounting Almanac has been released.
An analysis by ACCSR Senior International Associate Dr Cornis van der Lugt suggests Integrated Reporting and the GRI guidelines are best used in combination.
The London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Australia & New Zealand will partner with the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs to test a new impact assessment framework over the next three years.
Low administration costs do not signal that a charity is good, rather good charities spend more on administration, according to a new analysis of UK and US charity spending.
Philanthropist and high profile model Sarah Murdoch has been appointed to the board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).
The new Australian charity regulator, the ACNC, would be expected to investigate claims raised in the media about the handling of community funds by a major Italian charity in Victoria under its legislative charter.
Two high profile women have been elected to the new Philanthropy Australia Council following elections at the 2013 AGM earlier this week.
Welfare peak body, ACOSS has welcomed a call by the Business Council of Australia for a long term plan and strong relationship between business and the community sector.
A new study into a small loan program operating across Australia has found that the scheme is making a big difference to thousands of low income Australians.
Charity board members have the ultimate responsibility for running an organisation and Australia’s charity regulator, the ACNC has produced a list of top ten tips for effective board members as part of its newly released Governance for Good publication.
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