Corporate governance - Handling corporate information

Continuous disclosure

The continuous disclosure obligations in the Corporations Act 2001 are fundamental to maintaining the integrity of the market by ensuring transparency and equal access to information.

Listed companies must disclose material price sensitive information on a timely basis and comply with listing rules of the relevant market.

ASIC can issue infringement notices for breaches of these obligations.

Handling of confidential information

Listed companies must take responsibility for the management of their confidential information.  Poor practices in relation to the handling of confidential price sensitive information can negatively affect market integrity, reputation, jeopardise the success of a transaction and may lead to ASIC action.

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Brave New World: How cyber resilient is your business?

March 2017

Commissioner Cathie Armour discusses the hot topic of cyber risk and puts forward questions that entities may wish to ask when considering their cyber risk management framework.

Lack of financial records linked to company failure

March 2017

Commissioner John Price reminds directors how important financial records are to a company's success.

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Last updated: 26/05/2016 10:08