Key Ideas

We have explored nine key ideas that underpin the governance reform and enable us to engage effectively as a community.

Take time to explore and clarify the terminology that underpins the major governance processes.

Shaping our thoughts

These nine terms are displayed like a lotus diagram with eight ideas revolving around the central concept of governance.

The four ideas at the cardinal points placed around the central idea of governance are the hallmarks of good governance as referenced by the recent Royal Commission: transparency, accountability, consultation and participation. Top left and bottom right refer to two key principles of Catholic social teaching ideas. The last two are theological and corporate law terms which explore key roles in the governance reform.

Contact us: What other terms would you like to see shared here? As we build shared terminology from submitted requests, they will be added to the glossary below.


Accrual Accounting
Advisory Council
Assets and Liabilities