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BULAW5915 Assignment
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Due date Sunday, 23:59, 18 September 2022 (Week 9)
How to submit The assignment must be submitted in word format through the

submission link on Moodle.

Topics covered by
Assignment

Topic 4

Maximum word limit 2500 words
Total marks 30
Percentage of final
grade

30

Referencing APA 7th edition or AGLC 4th edition (available online)
Reference list/
Bibliography?

Yes

Assessment criteria:
A detailed rubric is attached. The assignment will be assessed on the extent to which the
student has:
• Research:
• Conducted independent research relevant to the topic, including the use of
secondary legal sources, in particular, a number of legal texts, authoritative
materials from internet sites and academic (peer reviewed) journal articles and
books.
• Analysis:
• Answered the set question(s) through identification and discussion of relevant
legal issues.
• Demonstrated an understanding of the topic, presented different points of view
(if applicable), presented well-constructed arguments, and demonstrated
critical thinking.
• Presentation:
• Used clear expression and provided proper citations for legal sources in
footnotes and a bibliography or reference list.

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Assignment topic:
‘The adequacy of corporate governance regulation and practices continues to be the subject
of much public comment and debate by politicians, corporate regulators business leaders,
institutional investors, governance professionals, industry associations and the media. ‘
(Governance Institute of Australia, Duties of Officers and Directors)
(i) Discuss this statement with reference to the common law duties of directors of
Australian companies. Your answer should include relevant case examples.
(1,000 words – 12 marks)
(ii) Briefly explain the relationship between the common law duties (above) and the
statutory duties of company directors in Australia.

(250 words – 3 marks)
(iii) In relation to Australian listed companies, what is meant by the term ‘good corporate
governance.’ Outline the principles of ‘good corporate governance’ as they relate to
the composition and structure of a board of directors of a listed company.

(1000 words – 12 marks)

(iv) Examine the Board of Directors of Woolworths Ltd.

(https://www.woolworthsgroup.com.au/page/about-us/our-leadership-team/board-of-
directors)

Does the composition and structure of the Woolworths Board achieve (or not
achieve) the ‘good governance’ criteria you outlined in part (iii) above?

(250 words – 3 marks)

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Assignment Rubric and Feedback Sheet
Criteria High Distinction Credit Pass Fail Mark and/or comments

distinction
Research Outstanding
range of timely
and relevant
sources.

Very good
range of timely
and relevant
sources.

Good range of
timely and
relevant
sources.

Narrow range
of timely and
relevant
sources.

Inadequate
range of timely
and relevant
sources and/or
overuse of
irrelevant
sources.

Analysis Demonstrates
outstanding
skills in issue
identification,
critical thinking
and argument
relevant to the
topic.

Demonstrates
very good skills
in issue
identification,
critical thinking
and argument
relevant to the
topic.

Demonstrates
good skills in
issue
identification,
critical thinking
and argument
relevant to the
topic.

Demonstrates
satisfactory
skills in issue
identification,
critical thinking
and argument
relevant to the
topic.

Demonstrates
unsatisfactory
skills in issue
identification,
critical thinking
and argument
relevant to the
topic.

Presentation

Excellent
written
expression and
proper citations
in-text and in
bibliography/
reference list.

Very good
written
expression and
proper citations
in-text and in
bibliography/
reference list.

Good written
expression and
mostly proper
citations in-text
and in
bibliography/
reference list.

Generally
satisfactory
written
expression and
mostly proper
citations in-text
and in
bibliography/
reference