LAWS5111 Corporate Governance for Resources Companies

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit examines the fundamentals of corporate governance with a particular focus on listed resources companies. The intensive teaching period is divided into an initial half-day workshop and two modules. Module 1 examines general corporate governance principles. Topics covered include the general principles of good corporate governance, the applicable duties of directors, stock exchange rules, the role of board committees, accounting and solvency issues. Module 2 examines corporate governance issues for resources companies. Topics covered include resources and reserves issues, raising capital, common accounting problems for resources companies, dealing with the life cycle of projects and risk management.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a clear understanding of the principles of good corporate governance and the applicable duties of a company director; (2) demonstrate a working knowledge of the Australian legal regime for corporate governance for a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange sufficient to permit the accurate identification and categorisation of legal problems arising out of them and a sound application of the general rules relevant to their solution; (3) demonstrate a clear understanding of the corporate governance issues which are specific to resources companies; and (4) demonstrate a capacity for a critical evaluation of the regime, by reference to relevant concepts of efficiency and justice, public policy objectives, and alternative legal solutions adopted in comparable jurisdictions.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study analysis; (2) blackboard postings; and (3) reflective journal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Romanie Hollingworth
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27-29 August. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-4_2019]
Students must attend every day of the intensive period
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