We should celebrate the fact that Rio Tinto is belatedly getting on with the job of board room renewal and accountability -- albeit without fixing the glaring lack of Australian directors at a company that generates a majority of its profit from Australia.
The Australian went back over a decade of returns from Labor Holdings Pty Ltd and concluded that this secretive Queensland investment arm has pumped $25 million into the ALP’s federal and state campaigns since 2000.
Despite all the bleating by class-action lawyers and the Australian Shareholders’ Association, the government's decision to overturn the Sons of Gwalia High Court decision is no great disaster.
It's time to shame Australia's corporate boardrooms into action on female representation: there is now a need for legislation, regulation and direct action.
The big banks used to be the masters of cynical pre-Christmas AGM scheduling, but this year, agri-business competitors AWB and Incitec Pivot have stolen the prize -- both planning their AGMs for 2pm on 23 December.
The National Australia Bank went into uncharted waters at yesterday’s AGM in Brisbane, by paying journalists to conduct a 50-minute pre-meeting discussion with chairman Michael Chaney and CEO Cameron Clyne.
Last night at the final Manningham City Council meeting of 2009, pokies giant Woolworths sent one of their spin doctors to the public gallery to ask hostile questions of the shareholder activist turned local politician.
The bond developed between Victoria's Moreland councillors could make the preference arrangements at next year's state election very interesting, judging by actions at the latest council meeting.