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18 female directors who have been snubbed by the Oscars

Only five women have ever been nominated for best director, and just one of them has won. “Little Women” received seven Oscar nominations in 2020, but director Greta Gerwig wasn’t nominated for best director. Ava DuVernay could have been the first Black woman nominated for best director for “Selma” in […]
18 female directors who have been snubbed by the Oscars
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9 of the best horror movies from Black directors

Contemporary filmmakers like Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta have joined a rich history of Black horror directors. From blaxploitation classics like “Blacula” (1972) to the fourth instalment of “The Purge” franchise, there are great horror films by Black creatives that everyone should see. Directors William Crain, Ernest Dickerson, Gerard McMurray, […]
9 of the best horror movies from Black directors
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Climate change has Australia’s company directors worried

Australia’s company directors say climate change is the number one issue they want the federal government to address in the long-term. The bi-annual Director Sentiment Index also shows directors rating the quality of public policy debate in Australia as poor. And most directors support stronger penalties for corporate misconduct. Australia’s […]
Climate change has Australia’s company directors worried
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Former Treasury head John Fraser is joining the board of AMP

David Murray, the new chair of AMP, has made a major acquisition for his board of directors. John Fraser, a former head of the Federal Treasury Department, is joining the board. He starts next month. He retired as Secretary to the Australian Treasury last month. “We’re pleased to welcome John […]
Former Treasury head John Fraser is joining the board of AMP
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Australia’s top boards are stacked with Anglo blokes

A study by the University of Sydney Business School finds that the boards of Australian companies are “male, pale, and stale.” Board members of ASX100 companies are overwhelmingly Anglo-Celtic and drawn from male-dominated business networks. To get a board position you need “to keep your head down, speak with an […]
Australia’s top boards are stacked with Anglo blokes
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The role of Australia’s company directors has hit a turning point

The APRA report into the CBA has sent Australia’s company directors looking for solutions, to make sure they don’t walk the same path as the bank. The Australian Institute of Company Directors says the prudential regulator’s report is a turning point for directors. Alison Kitchen, the chair of KPMG Australia, […]
The role of Australia’s company directors has hit a turning point
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Australia’s company directors want infrastructure spending ahead of tax reform

Company directors are calling for infrastructure to be put at the top of the priority list in next month’s Federal Budget. Members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) want investment in renewable energy infrastructure. Only 10% think the government should prioritise investment in coal power. The AICD says […]
Australia’s company directors want infrastructure spending ahead of tax reform
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The 52 worst movies made by iconic directors — from Spielberg to Scorsese

Even some of the best, most iconic directors have made at least one critically reviled film. We turned to Rotten Tomatoes to find the worst reviewed movies of 52 acclaimed filmmakers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Most of the greatest film directors in history have swung and missed […]
The 52 worst movies made by iconic directors — from Spielberg to Scorsese
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REVIEW: Inside Australia’s peak company director course

The baseline qualification for a company director role. The best way to do the course. Tips and tricks on how to pass. The first company director course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) was in 1975. Since then about 40,000 have completed the course, which is widely […]
REVIEW: Inside Australia’s peak company director course
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Companies with women on their boards make more money

Analysis of Australia’s smaller ASX-listed companies show that those with women on their boards pull in more revenue than the rest. KPMG analysed data on companies within what it calls the ASX300+, those ASX companies ranked by market capitalisation between the 300th to 1000th. As a group, these companies paid […]
Companies with women on their boards make more money
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A leading Australian company director says boards are getting the message on excessive pay and easy bonus targets

Elizabeth Proust, one of Australia’s most prominent company directors, today urged boards today to rebuild trust with shareholders following attacks against excessive pay and easy incentive targets for executives. Last year there were more than 100 successful votes at annual general meetings (AGM) against remuneration reports, including shareholders votes as […]
A leading Australian company director says boards are getting the message on excessive pay and easy bonus targets