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Compare and contrast the 10 principles of good corporate governance in the Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profit Organisations with the 8 principles in the ASX (2010) CGC principles and recommendations.

2,000 words maximum

This written assignment will require student to work independently and apply discipline specific knowledge (GLO1) and critical thinking skills (GLO4).

(1) Some companies appear to perform well despite not following all of the ‘ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations of Corporate Governance’. You will be allocated with two ASX companies (refer to the link provided below for company annual reports). Evaluate whether each company has adopted the ASX CGC principles and recommendations (2010). (Students should refer to the 2010 version of the ASX Principles and Recommendations not the 2014 version). Discuss the link between corporate governance and performance. Do you believe these companies could have performed better if they had been required to adopt all of the ASX principles and recommendations?
(Company annual reports can be found at the library web page
http://www.connect4.com.au.ezproxy-f.deakin.edu.au/products/ar/index.html)
(7 marks)

(2) For the two companies you are allocated, provide a summary of the short term and long term salary and performance benchmarks for the executives of the companies over the 5 years June 30, 2010 to June 30, 2014. Give your opinion as to whether:
(i) The performance benchmarks for remuneration are clear and appropriate, and
(ii) The extent to which remuneration and performance are linked.
(7 marks)

(3) The Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profit Organisations (2013) is produced by the Australian Institute of Company directors.
(Available at http://www.companydirectors.com.au/Director-Resource-Centre/Not-for-profit/Good-Governance-Principles-and-Guidance-for-NFP-Organisations)
Compare and contrast the 10 principles of good corporate governance in the Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profit Organisations with the 8 principles in the ASX (2010) CGC Principles and Recommendations. Give your opinion on why there are differences.
(6 marks)

(7 + 7 + 6 = 20 marks)

Submission:
• All assignments should be submitted online through CloudDeakin.
• There is no need for a table of contents, an executive summary or an introductory section.
• Mark allocation is explained in the marking rubric.

 


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