Another fee increase: you have got to be kidding

30-Mar-2018

The federal government has given the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) the green light to move to a cost recovery model for regulatory activities. Treasury has released a consultation paper canv.. Read More

Another fee increase: you have got to be kidding

30-Mar-2018

The federal government has given the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) the green light to move to a cost recovery model for regulatory activities. Treasury has released a consultation paper canv.. Read More

An added governance and professional responsibility

30-Mar-2018

It is not often professional and ethical standards in the accounting profession cause so much controversy, confusion and concern. However, after six years of consultation with a wide range of global stakeholders and .. Read More

Nowhere to hide from tax debt disclosure

04-Oct-2017

The ATO is about to up the ante on tax debt disclosure. As taxpayers we are expected to pay our tax debts in a timely manner. Unfortunately, there is a sizeable amount of tax debt outstanding, mainly owed by small bu.. Read More

Unpaid super guarantee – it pays to be vigilant

04-Jul-2017

Unpaid super has received a lot of attention recently, which has not gone unnoticed, and it is currently being put under the microscope by an interdepartmental committee and a Senate inquiry. Employers are required t.. Read More

Payroll with one touch

18-May-2017

In case you missed it, single-touch payroll (STP) legislation was introduced into federal Parliament on 31 August 2016 through the government’s Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016. STP is yet another example of .. Read More

Australia’s innovation scorecard: pass or fail?

03-Feb-2017

In the past couple of years, we’ve had a plethora of innovation summits, hackathons and the launch of the federal government’s “National Innovation and Science Agenda” (NISA), along with its f.. Read More

Budget takes shine off super

01-Nov-2016

We all expected some superannuation changes to come out of the federal budget. There was general consensus high-income earners received most of the spoils on offer and some clawback of tax benefits was warranted to i.. Read More

A snapshot of the past six years

28-Jun-2016

April 2016 marked the six-year anniversary since then finance minister Chris Bowen, under the Gillard government, announced the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. So what’s happened in the past six.. Read More

Growing pains: moving from an industry to a profession

27-Apr-2016

Earlier this year, the Parliamentary Joint Committee (PJC) delivered its report on the inquiry into lifting the education, professional and ethical standards in the financial advice industry. The Financial System Inq.. Read More

Exporting for growth

14-Jan-2016

The world economy, including global value chains, is changing rapidly and this presents new challenges for business. The rise of China, India and other emerging markets in Latin America, Central Asia and Africa has w.. Read More