Company Disclosure in Australia


Company Disclosure in Australia

Dec 2012

Company Disclosure in Australia provides readers with a detailed outline of listed company disclosure law and practice in Australia. It highlights the need for broad, well-informed debate and makes a case for review and reform of the company disclosure framework on a comprehensive basis. As most of Australia’s national savings are encompassed within the compulsory superannuation scheme and a large portion of the savings pool invested in Australian corporate securities, nearly every Australian has a stake in listed Australian companies. An effective corporate disclosure framework is therefore vital.

This work focuses on periodic and continuous disclosure regulation and practice, because all listed companies are subject to these rules and most public corporate information is provided under these regimes. Regulation prohibiting insider trading, selective disclosure, and misleading or deceptive conduct is also discussed and critiqued, as these rules support the periodic and continuous disclosure regimes.

Company Disclosure in Australia encourages practitioners, scholars and students with legal, securities, accounting or finance backgrounds to consider the efficacy of the individual disclosure and misconduct regimes and the integrated disclosure framework from a broad perspective.