The Association has just released under 'Policy Statements' a new amended document titiled 'Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Policies and Guidelines'. This document provides a comprehensive update of ASA national office and ASA member shareholder views on a range of corporate practice, corporate governance and disclosure issues. The release of the this document coincides with a ASA's regular state by state Monitor training program and any member can now view the content page and look up specific ASA policies and guidlines as desired.
The ASA is aware of the profusion of corporate governance papers and guidelines and has deliberately kept each sections of the revised policies document as brief as possible. As membership and company coverage grows, the ASA is continuing to develop, refine and publicise shareholder-centric policies which are then released to the corporate sector and the investment community. The sections of the new Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Policies and Guidelines document will be a 'living' document and will be updated periodically as required.
Our members’ views on ASA Policy and Guidelines initiatives are always well-received. We welcome member and vested party feedback and request that comments be sent to ASA, PO Box 519, Chatswood, NSW, 2057 or otherwise via email to
by 5pm Monday, 10 September 2012.
Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Policies and Guidelines, 31 July 2012