Assurance & Risk

Child Safeguarding: Why you must act now to make your organisation Child Safe

Children and young people are the most vulnerable members of society, almost solely dependent on adults to build safe environments.

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Tis the season to be jolly… Jolly cautious that is. I’ve been ‘Spoofed’ and had my data stolen

Tis the season to be jolly… Jolly cautious that is. For those of you who know me and my almost evangelical pursuit of cyber security, this may come as a…

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ASX 200: Integrated Reporting gains traction in Australia

Enhanced transparency in corporate reporting helps to address the trust deficit.

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What do 2 Dysons and a pressure cooker have to do with #AuditorProud?

A man-child friend of mine, let’s call him Jeff*, exclaimed he has matured as he now has 2 Dysons AND a pressure cooker. A Weber may have also been mentioned. You may wonder what this has to do with being #AuditorProud?

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The audit expectation gap: what people believe and what actually is . . .

Today – the expectation gap between what people believe the auditor’s role to be and what the role IS – has never been wider. And the expectations are continuously shifting.

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CIO study sheds light on cyber security and skills deficiencies

Data has become the lifeblood of modern business but it is also the new currency in security, and the prime focus of criminals and threat actors

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New corporate governance principles to restore transparency & trust in business

Restoring trust is the issue of the moment. Proposed changes to the current ASX Corporate Governance Principles could go a long way to improving transparency and trust, through enhanced corporate reporting.

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Does your business have a data breach plan? Think carefully because every business is at risk

In February 2018, the Notifiable Data Breach scheme came into effect in Australia, which now requires all companies to respond to data breaches.

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Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals: What does good look like?

Some 40 percent of the world’s largest companies are referencing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their corporate reporting.

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Is Australia doing enough to fight bribery and corruption?

Over the last five years, there has been a steady decline in many countries’ fight to end corruption, and unfortunately, Australia is one of them.

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How ‘confidential’ is your personal information? APRA is putting companies on notice with a new standard

APRA acknowledges that cyber-attacks will continue to be an issue and is forcing those it regulates to be proactive in this area.

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Australian directors overwhelmingly agree trust is important to their organisations’ sustainability

Companies must become more pro-active in reshaping their procedures in addressing trust-related issues.

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It’s Thursday 22 February. So what?

Today has been touted as a watershed date in Australia that will in some way touch virtually every Australian as the ‘Notifiable Data Breach’ (NDB) scheme locks in.

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