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How do you hold Boards to account?

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

Board accountability is often discussed as expectations – what should be done and by whom and how. These expectations are then captured in regulation, codes and other formal governance and accountability frameworks. Even corporate governance specialists approach board accountability through the prism of corporate law and economics, tending to focus on the role of formal structures in oversight and control.

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Health cover reforms get mixed diagnosis

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

Health economist Dr Henry Cutler from Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) talks to the Australian Financial Review’s Andrew Tillett about the government’s discounted health premiums for young adults.

Government private health insurance reforms – doubts raised about youth discounts

Posted on Oct 13, 2017

Dr Henry Cutler, director of Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy, talks to ABC Radio The World Today‘s Tom Iggulden about the Government’s private health insurance reforms and its big sell to young Australians.

Why babies are big business

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Listen to Macquarie University associate professor Nick Parr on ABC Radio National’s The Money with Richard Aedy –  why babies are big business.

KDK Bulletin 12 October 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

See KDK Bulletin, 12 October 2017: The painful truth about career gaps, duty of care in workplace investigations, Hall & Wilcox on travel expense deductions, India’s solar trains save thousands, and monetizing data: a new source of value in payments. This week’s expert is Ben Fuller from Henry Davis York.

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Monetizing data: A new source of value in payments, McKinsey & Company

Posted on Oct 11, 2017

Payments providers are already adept at generating customer insights from data. Now, leading firms are using advanced analytics to monetize the data itself.

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A painful truth about career gaps

Posted on Oct 8, 2017

I underwent a paradigm shift while organizing a conference to help job seekers with career gaps find employment. I reached out to a prominent career consultant, inviting him to speak at a Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference. He replied that he would be willing to discuss generically how to prepare for the job market, but did not want to help people who have gaps in their careers find jobs.

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KDK Bulletin 5 October 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Oct 5, 2017

See KDK Bulletin 5 October 2017 for World Economic Forum survey on what millennials really think, Dentons asks are you susceptible to terror financing? Show us the benefits of Single Touch Payroll says IPA, and OECD study on why benefits of university vary widely. A matter of fact is by Minter Ellison partner Harriet Eager on changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law. This week’s expert is Aimee Williamson from Russell Reynolds Associates.

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Are you part of the ‘supply chain’ subject to the Heavy Vehicle National Law?

Posted on Oct 4, 2017

Are you a senior manager or Board member of a business in the heavy vehicle supply chain (this includes organisations outside of typical heavy vehicle operators)?  If so you may have personal, positive obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

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What millennials really think, World Economic Forum survey

Posted on Oct 2, 2017

Refugees are welcome, robots can’t be trusted, and climate change is the biggest concern, according to the World Economic Forum survey on millennials.  The Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017, which interviewed young people from 186 countries, gives their insights on society, business, politics, the economy and technology as well as their workplace and career aspirations.

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