We ensure compliance with reporting obligations as a first step to ensuring transparency of corporations. We use information from reports, complaints and other sources to determine where there are individual corporations requiring direct support or interventions, and broader issues that need to be addressed through education and training.


Arthur Hyde looks after the greater Western Australia region from the Perth office.  Here, he shares a story of a strong corporation that turned a challenge into an opportunity.

Arthur Hyde, Perth

Arthur Hyde, regional manager


From February to August 2017 Russell Styche worked from a temporary regional office in Kununurra. The east Kimberley area has a high concentration of small corporations that are some distance even from Kununurra, and a high need for support as it is geographically isolated, has limited access to services, low levels of formal education and English as a second or third language.


Working from the Broome office, Sid Michels and Jill Rudeforth look after corporations in the Kimberley region. (While Hannah Roe was on extended leave Sid also managed the Darwin office.) This year, they share stories of best-practice executive recruitment, and a rule book overhaul.

Sid Michels, Broome

Sid Michels, regional manager, of Alawa and Ngalakan (Northern Territory) descent


Staff of the Darwin office, Hannah Roe and Margetta Avlonitis, look after corporations in the Top End and Tiwi Islands, and Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt. (Hannah also manages the Broome office, although this role was reversed during her extended leave this year, when Sid Michels from the Broome office managed the Darwin office.) This year, Darwin staff describe a new corporation for remote Indigenous families whose children attend boarding school, and a sole trader corporation.

Alice Springs

Dayna Lister and George Donaldson look after corporations in the southern half of the Northern Territory and all of South Australia, working from the Alice Springs office. This year, they share two stand-out stories, of a quick turnaround special administration, and a unique transfer in registration.


Viaella Aldridge looks after the Southern Queensland region from the Brisbane office. Here, she shares some reflections on the value of training, as a facilitator and as a delegate to a conference.

Viaella Aldridge, Brisbane

Viaella Aldridge, regional officer and Northern Kaanju woman


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