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Climate change and human rights on ACSI’s radar

12/12/2017

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors’ (ACSI) recently released Governance Guidelines provides insights for the first time on how large investors expect climate change and human rights issues to be managed.

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Whistleblowing bolsters SEC enforcement activity

12/12/2017

With the Australian government hoping to have a single whistleblower protection regime in place by next year, the latest update on the effectiveness of the US’s whistleblower program makes interesting reading.

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The tech challenges in growing NFP giving and volunteering

12/12/2017

A new report reveals that while Australian charities are making progress in using new technologies to facilitate giving and volunteering, there’s plenty of room for improvement. The study, Giving and volunteering: the nonprofit perspective November 2017, identified a significant uptake of new technologies since a previous Giving Australia study in 2005.

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An action plan to tackle Europe’s gender pay gap

12/12/2017

The European Commission (EC) has released an action plan to tackle Europe’s gender pay gap from all possible angles between now and the end of 2019.

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ASIC's enforcement toolkit to broaden

07/11/2017

The government is looking to substantially raise corporate penalties for white collar crimes and to give the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) the power to force companies to forfeit profits from any wrongdoings.

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Queensland gets tough with new industrial manslaughter laws

07/11/2017

Tough new industrial manslaughter laws have been passed by Queensland’s Parliament despite strong opposition from business groups and concerns about how these could affect the national harmonisation of Workplace Health and Safety laws.

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