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Joint Opinion for Australian Institute of Company Directors and Governance Institute of Australia re Board Minutes Available

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

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The importance of accurate board minutes came under the spotlight at the Banking Royal Commission, and governance professionals are now reviewing their minute taking practices to ensure they remain fit for purpose and meet the relevant legal obligations.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia have collaborated to explore the most critical issues for boards and released a joint statement, supported by a Joint Opinion authored by me (with Douglas Gration of the Victorian Bar, and former Company Secretary of Telstra Corporation Limited), to outline their position on these issues.

The AICD/GIA joint statement is available for download here, accompanied by our Joint Opinion.

Appointment to Board of Australian Cricketers Retirement Account

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

I am delighted to accept an appointment by Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association to the Board of the Australian Cricketers' Retirement Account.

The objectives of the Australian Cricketers’ Retirement Account are:

(a) to provide post career benefits for all Cricket Australia, State, W/BBL and Rookie Players (other than Overseas Players) as defined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association; and

(b) to assist a Player’s transition from a professional cricket career to after professional cricket life.

The ACRA Board oversees the management of the Account & administration and investment of the funds.

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Future Of Superannuation | Herbert Smith Freehills

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

I was delighted to join a panel of experts at the Future of Superannuation Symposium hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills on 9 May 2019.

We addressed how the understanding of the deemed covenants by registrable superannuation entities and their directors has changed or will change in a post-Royal Commission world.

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APRA Superannuation Policy Planning Day

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

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I was delighted to be invited to present today to the supervisors, analysts and lawyers of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority as part of their Superannuation Policy Planning Day.

My PowerPoint Presentation on ‘Current Thinking on the Sole Purpose Test’ is available for download.

My presentation was based on my earlier paper for the Law Council of Australia’s Superannuation Lawyers Conference in March 2019. That paper is also available for download.

Celebrating 100 Years of Women in the Law

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

2018 marks the centenary of the Women’s Legal Status Act 1918 (NSW), which paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time in NSW, as well as allowing women to stand for the NSW Parliament.

The First 100 Years project started in England, to celebrate the 2019 centenary of women practising law in that jurisdiction.  However, various Australian States granted women this right long before it was granted in England.  Victoria was the first state to allow women to practise law in 1903, Tasmania in 1904, Queensland in 1905, South Australia in 1911, and the final centenary will occur in Western Australia in 2023.

The First 100 Years Project was launched in 2017, and hosted a gala event at State Parliament on the evening of 26 November 2018. Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick was the keynote speaker.

Read more: https://first100years.com.au

Jennifer Batrouney QC, President, Australian Bar Association, and Dominique Hogan-Doran SC at the First 100 Years Gala Dinner at NSW Parliament House, 26 November 2018.

Jennifer Batrouney QC, President, Australian Bar Association, and Dominique Hogan-Doran SC at the First 100 Years Gala Dinner at NSW Parliament House, 26 November 2018.

Australian Law Reform Commission President, Rosalind Croucher, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC and barrister Ingrid King, at the launch of the First 100 Years Project on 15 November 2017.

Australian Law Reform Commission President, Rosalind Croucher, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC and barrister Ingrid King, at the launch of the First 100 Years Project on 15 November 2017.

Australian Women Lawyers Conference

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

Past Presidents of Australian Women Lawyers (L-R): Audrey Mills (Tas), Dominique Hogan-Doran SC (NSW), Jennifer Batrouney QC (Vic), Noor Blumer (ACT), Judge Caroline Kirton (Vic), Fiona McLeod SC (Vic), Mary Anne Ryan (Tas), Rebecca Lee (WA), Elspeth Hensler (WA), Ann-Maree David (Qld) (absent: Alexandra Richards QC (Vic), Kate Ashmor (Vic), Olivia Perkiss (Qld)).

Past Presidents of Australian Women Lawyers (L-R): Audrey Mills (Tas), Dominique Hogan-Doran SC (NSW), Jennifer Batrouney QC (Vic), Noor Blumer (ACT), Judge Caroline Kirton (Vic), Fiona McLeod SC (Vic), Mary Anne Ryan (Tas), Rebecca Lee (WA), Elspeth Hensler (WA), Ann-Maree David (Qld) (absent: Alexandra Richards QC (Vic), Kate Ashmor (Vic), Olivia Perkiss (Qld)).

The Australian Women Lawyers Conference 2018 for female practitioners, leaders and senior professionals across the Australian legal sector was held in Sydney from 25-26 August 2018 at the Sofitel Wentworth.

The theme for the conference was ‘Investing in the Future’. This theme captured current issues of innovation and technology and the law, including the utilisation of innovation and technology as an essential tool for new and senior lawyers in the furthering of diversity and inclusion, quality leadership, best practice, flexible work options, the achievement of policy and law reform, and attainment of access to justice.

My Slide Deck & Transcript from the “New Law” panel are now available.

Report on OECD Forum & G20 Business Dialogue in Paris

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

I was delighted to be invited to join the 2018 OECD Week in Paris, for a series of high level meetings and discussion.  The G20's Business Dialogue held a Joint Task Force Meeting, which I joined as a member of the Integrity & Compliance Taskforce. Since this round of Task Force meetings was being held at the OECD, we also held a joint meeting with BIAC - Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

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