August 25, 2016 by Charles Page
August 25, 2016 by Darren Bonney
With another financial year over, tax planning done; now is the time to ensure the business is on track and stays that way.
Business Planning and strategy takes on many forms and it is one of those activities that is quite often put off because we just get too busy.Read More›
August 25, 2016 by Martin Pentecost
Since the time of Federation, Governments have had grand plans to exploit the potential of Australia’s vast and sparsely populated and largely under developed north.
For one reason or another, they have never really eventuated. However, that is all about to change.Read More›
August 25, 2016 by Steve Weil
We all know that Australia’s history with bushfires has been horrific.
What some may not know is that following the ‘Black Saturday’ and ‘Blue Mountains’ bushfires in recent years, the Australian Government, in conjunction with local Councils and fire services, amended the requirements set out in Australian Standard 3959 – Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas.Read More›
August 19, 2016 by Ian Congram
The government has announced the commencement of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders.
This is good news for the large number small businesses in the agricultural, tourism and hospitality sectors that rely on backpacker labour, which is a resource at risk of disappearing if the Government proceeds with its proposal to tax backpackers as non-residents.Read More›
August 18, 2016 by Charles Page
Is it right to pay Income Tax on winning Olympic Gold Medals?
It may not be a major issue on the Agenda for Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison but resolving the quandary with Superannuation contribution limits is.Read More›
August 12, 2016 by Powers Wealth
RBA monetary policy decision: cash rate cut 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent.
At its meeting on 2 August 2016, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to cut the official cash rate to yet another all-time low, cutting 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent.Read More›
August 12, 2016 by Marc McMahon
The accelerating speed and volume of information, particularly from the 24/7 news cycle, is having an unprecedented impact on share market volatility.
Investors have always had access to information such as market news or company announcements but the major differences now are: investors are digesting unprecedented volumes of information every day; and negative stories are much more prominent in the news cycle because that apparently attracts more readers. There is no reason to fear this heightened market volatility and you can use it to your advantage.Read More›
August 12, 2016 by Dion Richardson