This paper examines changes in segment reporting in the Australian banking industry following the introduction of the revised AASB 1005 Segment Reporting. We find that the standard has implications for the qualitative characteristics of “understandability” and “comparability”. Feedback on the revised standard is timely, as both the AASB and the IASB have recently issued new segmental reporting standards that are based on US GAAP’s management approach of determining operating segments.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Australian Accounting Review|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2007|