The ASX Corporate Governance Council’s principles and recommendations have become the benchmark for good corporate governance in Australia. The third edition, which takes effect on or after 1 July 2014, marks its latest evolution.
Following a review by the Council in 2012/13, this version incorporates important shifts in corporate behaviour and governance codes learned during the global financial crisis.
As companies continue to improve their risk management frameworks, bringing them into line with international best practice, the Council’s latest principles may provide timely guidance necessary to meet the expectations of today’s market place.
This summary report highlights the key changes from the latest version.
Analysis of disclosures for financial years ended 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015.