Media releases

 

ASA focuses on CEO pay ratio and capital raisings in 2017

ASA has released its revised Voting Guidelines and 2017 focus issues. Among other things, ASA will focus on the disclosure of a CEO pay ratio and capital raisings.

ASA applauds changes to Woodside's remuneration report

ASA congratulates Woodside Petroleum on its improved remuneration report, released earlier this week.

ASA calls for companies to provide better disclosure to shareholders

ASA calls for companies to start properly communicating with its shareholders, following the sudden resignation of director Sheila McGregor from the Seven West Media board.

ASA appoints Chief Executive Officer

ASA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Judith Fox as CEO effective 27 February 2017.

ASA pleased with outcome of ASIC's proceedings against Hochtief

ASA is pleased with the Federal Court's decision in ASIC's insider trading proceedings against Hochtief AG. 

ASA concerned shareholders have no say in significant acquisitions

ASA is concerned about the Boral acquisition of US company Headwaters, which does not appear to require approval by Boral shareholders although Headwaters shareholder approval will be sought.

Time for long overdue reform at Harvey Norman

After a hostile response by Gerry Harvey at yesterday’s Harvey Norman AGM, the Australian Shareholders’ Association today called for substantial governance reform at the company.

ASX’s new admission requirements are a move in the right direction

ASA is pleased that the ASX has decided not to reduce the spread requirements as part of its changes to its admission requirements. 

Increased urgency for new rules to allow bidder shareholders a vote on dilutive acquistions

Increased urgency for new rules to allow bidder shareholders a vote on dilutive acquistions

ASA questions increasing use of qualitative hurdles in executive remuneration structures

ASA questions increasing use of qualitative hurdles in executive remuneration structures.