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January 19, 2022
The disastrous effect of poor CEO behaviour on share price and culture

Last Friday, ABC News carried a story about the Board of building materials maker, James Hardie, dismissing its chief executive, Jack Truong. The Board had conducted “extensive due diligence to […]

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December 7, 2021
Why and how to test your cyber incident response

Cyber attacks can happen to any business at any time – reports show that in 2021, an Australian business was targeted every 11 seconds. Targets vary from SMEs to large […]

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December 1, 2021
How poor management of complaints can result in major problems: Learnings from a recent ICAC investigation

In mid-November 2021, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (the ICAC) made public the report on its investigation into the sourcing of software systems for the Western Sydney Institute of […]

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November 10, 2021
Assisting you to ensure APRA CPS 234 Compliance

Prudential Standard CPS 234, which outlines the information security requirements that APRA regulated organisations must comply with, is a mandatory regulation issued by APRA to ensure that your organisation’s information […]

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November 2, 2021
10 key elements that should be included in all Conflict of Interests policies

You only have to turn on the news to witness the almost daily reporting of conflict of interest instances. Senior executives, politicians, Board Members and public servants are regularly finding […]

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October 19, 2021
Why compliance audits could improve the way you do business

All businesses are required to comply with rules and regulations, including, for example, taxation and superannuation rules, employee entitlements, health and safety legislation, public health orders, etc. The risk of […]

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October 6, 2021
Are your workplace misconduct investigation reports doing more harm than good?

Workplace investigations of alleged misconduct can absorb a significant amount of resources and potentially contribute to industrial relations problems and staff morale issues.  A well-conducted, independent investigation of alleged workplace […]

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September 1, 2021
Why failing to build strong organisational risk culture could be your biggest risk

How would you describe your company’s organisational risk culture? Before you answer… Cast your mind over recent publicly prominent investigations that have raised organisational risk management failings, with ever-increasing scrutiny […]

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August 10, 2021
What's Trending in the Local Government Audit Universe?

In a month where billionaire entrepreneurs are reaching for the stars (or at least the edge of space), we thought it was timely to share our research and recent experiences […]

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July 21, 2021
Updated Essential Eight (July 2021): What's New?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has updated its Essential Eight (8) Maturity Model in July 2021 to counter the sophistication of different levels of adversaries rather than just being […]

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July 13, 2021
Avoiding common mistakes in assessing employee complaints and disclosures

Mishandling complaints and allegations, particularly whistleblower disclosures, can harm the individuals involved in them and damage your organisation’s reputation. Organisations may also be subject to financial penalties of up to […]

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July 9, 2021
Helping the 'modern' CFO save time and stress by Smarter Planning

Current challenges for CFOs Most Chief Financial Officers are under time pressure – having to do more with less. Not only does the CFO have to ensure the controls over […]

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