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IIA-Australia Media Releases

Media Releases

IIA-Australia response to Royal Commission
04-Feb-19 | Media Release | IIA-Australia | Access: Public

The Institute of Internal Auditors-Australia today welcomed the wide-ranging recommendations in the final report by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

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SOPAC 2018 - Melbourne
20-May-18 | Media Release | IIA-Australia | Access: Public

The Institute of Internal Auditors will host the 2018 South Pacific and Asia Conference (SOPAC) bringing together around 600 leading practitioners from the internal audit profession to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 20 till May 23. Internal auditors from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, PNG, Solomon Islands, Tonga and New Zealand will attend the four day event.

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IIA-Australia welcomes VAGO survey of Internal Audit
10-Aug-17 | Media Release | IIA-Australia | Access: Public
The Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia today welcomed the Victorian Auditor-General report into the performance of internal audit amongst key state government departments and said each State Audit office should follow suit. Read More....
IIA-Australia hosts International Conference
07-Jul-17 | Media Release | IIA-Australia | Access: Public

SYDNEY: July 17, 2017 –More than 1,500 internal auditors from around the globe are expected in Sydney next week for The Institute of Internal Auditors’ 2017 International Conference to be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney at Darling Harbour from Sunday, July 23, through Wednesday, July 26.

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New ASX internal audit guidelines to bolster shareholder value ( , 251 KB )
28-Mar-14 | Media Release | IIA-Australia | Access: Public
A new corporate governance principle recommending ASX-listed entities disclose the use and structure of internal audit will lead to better identifying of investment risk and create value for shareholders. Factsheets to aid in understanding and implementing the new principle are available .
Audit Committee Chairs condemn management meddling in internal audit ( , 130 KB )
29-Mar-12 | Media Release | Protiviti & IIA-Australia | Access: Public
Audit Committee Chairs concede that management interference in the work of internal auditors is a ‘top of mind’ threat to good governance, but while Chairs are responsible for keeping the problem in check, they say internal auditors too must ‘step up’ and develop the clout to put management back in their place.
New guide provides clarity for boards and audit committees ( , 60 KB )
28-Aug-12 | Media Release | IIA-Australia | Access: Public
With watershed cases such as Centro adding greater complexity to directors’ duties and regulatory compliance, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors), Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia (IIA-Australia) and Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) have published the second edition of AuditCommittees: A guide to good practice to provide boards and audit committees with essential guidance for financial reporting, corporate governance, risk management and internal control.

Purchase your guide at IIA-Australia's online bookstore .
AML internal auditors urged to lift their game ( , 27 KB )
23-Feb-11 | Media Release | IIA - Australia | Access: Public
Internal auditors must boost the rigour of their audits of anti-money laundering compliance to successfully protect their organisations’ reputations and progress the fight against financial crime, says the Institute of Internal Auditors, Australia (IIA). “Internal auditors should be capable of performing a comprehensive, independent annual review of whether their company has a sound framework for managing its money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/TF) risks,” said Mr Joe Garbutt, IIA’s director policy.
ASX must call for a mandatory internal audit function ( , 135 KB )
14-Feb-11 | Media Release | IIA - Australia | Access: Public
The ASX Corporate Governance Council will next week commence a review of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations – the definitive ‘bible’ of corporate governance best practice in Australia’s. With the widespread risk management failures of the financial crisis fresh in the minds of Corporate Australia not to mention the legions of investors who lost their life savings, it is incumbent on the ASX Council to seize this unique opportunity to strengthen the Principles and Recommendations.
Aussie business ignoring broke creditors ( , 37 KB )
02-Sep-10 | Media Release | IIA - Australia | Access: Public
Many Australian businesses are not protecting themselves against the risk their customers might go insolvent, according to a joint survey by the Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia (IIA) and credit insurer, Atradius.
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