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.

What's new

ASIC’s enhanced supervisory approach

November 2018

John Price talks about ASIC’s enhanced supervisory approach, including a taskforce to focus on corporate governance.


Disclosing climate risk

November 2018

John Price discusses key findings by ASIC on climate risk disclosures and what listed entities can do better.


Reporting against corporate governance standards

October 2018

John Price writes about how listed entities could improve their corporate governance disclosures.


ASIC’s submission to the ASX Corporate Governance Council on the proposed 4th edition of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations

August 2018


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Last updated: 26/05/2016 10:08