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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Director share trading notifications – an important obligation

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Commissioner John Price discusses the importance of the obligation to notify the market about changes in directors' holdings.


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ASIC Commissioner John Price discusses what ASIC thinks good looks like. 


The importance of corporate culture

April 2017

ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft discusses what culture is and why it matters, the drivers of culture and the role of firm values in setting and assessing culture.


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Last updated: 26/05/2016 10:08