Welcome to 2018! It is set to be another interesting year ahead, as the Australian Open kicks off this week, we head towards the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, we see the 2018 Commonwealth Games hosted in the Gold Coast, and we await the
In addition to introducing “safe habour” legislation, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) places restrictions on ipso facto clauses. Ipso facto clauses are clauses that allow for termination due to insolvency. The Act limits the ability to enforce these
On Tuesday 12 September, the House of Representatives passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth), colloquially known as the ‘Safe Harbour Legislation’. The Act introduces protection for company directors from personal civil liability for insolvent trading under s 588G(2)
The entire Griffin Legal team welcomes the addition of Catherine as a Senior Consultant.
Catherine McGregor has served for nearly four decades in government, politics and the defence force. She now finds her new home with us as Senior Consultant.
Not only is she one of Australia’s
The importance of performance management to private employers and government departments cannot be overstated. Performance management is more than the process of evaluating and managing employees to ensure that the employer is meeting its obligations. The benefits to effectively managing employees can be wide-reaching to
A nomination committee’s role is to guide and advise the board of a company on matters relating to the composition, structure and operation of its board, as well as matters relating to the selection of senior executives. The main function of a nomination’s committee is
Minutes are a physical record of decisions made and actions agreed upon in a meeting, and are often relied upon for future reference. The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) states that “a minute that is so recorded and signed is evidence of the proceeding,
The introduction of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Act (ACNC Act) and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Regulations (ACNC Regulations) on 3 December 2012 changed both directors and company obligations for charities in Australia. The ACNC Act established the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit
The Australian Sports Commission (the ASC) released the Sports Governance Principles in 2002 (revised in 2007 and 2012) as a response to the increased importance of governance practices in the performance of sporting organisations. In 2013, seven highest funded sports were required to comply with