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Franking Credits and SMSFs – the proposed position from both major political partie 29 Jun 2018
There has been a lot of media coverage recently in regards to how franking credits will be treated within SMSFs in the future given recent announcements from the Government (as part of last month’s Federal Budget) and the Opposition (their proposal was announced about a month beforehand).
Increasing complexity of investing in residential property for foreign buyers 29 Jun 2018
Until recently, foreign buyers, including expatriate Australian citizens, essentially had the same issues to deal with as Australian investors when it came to buying residential property. Following a number of recent changes, foreign buyers must carefully consider how best (and where) to buy property in order to minimise unexpected costs.
Highlights of CPTPP – Mining & Energy 29 Jun 2018
Continuing our series of articles on the recently signed TPP-11 free trade agreement (also known as the CPTPP), we now take a closer look at what it means for the mining and energy sector.
Battlefield to Boardroom 28 May 2018
How lessons from the frontline can be applied to everyday business leadership What makes for an effective leader? This is a question that is asked again and again, across the spectrum of society and business. Every day we see cases where leadership is being negatively questioned (think Cricket Australia, Federal LNP deputies and the NRL domestic violence cases) yet at a time when it is becoming more important than ever as businesses strive to recruit the best in an era of rapid industrial advancements. Industry reports continually paint a grim picture of leadership in business, and as trusted client advisers it is something we should not be afraid to question when we engage with our clients.
Australian Trusted Trader: a necessity for supply chain optimisation and quality assurance 28 May 2018
Since its launch date, the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program has been building momentum, attracting strong interest from a variety of businesses ranging from small-medium enterprises (SMEs) to multinational corporations (MNCs), with service providers also expressing interest in applying for accreditation.
Federal Budget 2018: A considered view for agribusinesses 28 May 2018
The recent federal budget once again highlighted the fundamental importance of agriculture to the Australian economy, particularly during the current economic transition. For sectoral growth much beyond the rate of natural population, and assuming Australian’s don’t suddenly decide to massively increase their consumption, production increases will require new markets, lest the domestic market be swamped. Conveniently, the world’s greatest concentration of middle-class consumer population growth is centred on our ASEAN and north Asian neighbours, a single flight or comparatively brief container-ship journey away.