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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

From Oz, a proposal to limit directors’ duties

The Age reported from Australia last week that the government may change existing laws to create a “safe harbor” to shield company directors from prosecution.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) — “a group representing Australia’s most powerful boardrooms” — made a proposal “to water down the Corporations Act and ASIC Act,” the Age said.… Continue Reading

Australia unveils new whistleblower protections, reporting rules

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) issued guidance on Tuesday, outlining how it will protect whistleblowers and handle their reports.

ASIC defines a whistleblower as a person — usually an employee, member or contractor of a company — who reports misconduct, dishonest or illegal activity that has occurred within the company.… Continue Reading