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  • An Eventful 2017

    It is often difficult to fathom how quickly the year passes. It often feels as if it is going slowly and then all of a sudden it is close to the end of 2017.

    Reflecting back on the year that was, it is fair to say that it is has been a successful year for Powers Financial Group.
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  • Rockhampton shines in China

    Recently Powers Agribusiness and Finance were invited to be part of a small trade delegation from the Rockhampton region to exhibit at the fifth annual Agricultural Expo in Huizhou China.

    The Expo took place Huizhou City in Guangdong China on the 24th, 25th and 26th of November and the event attracted over 350 thousand visitors. (more…)
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  • Agriculture 2017 Wrap Up

     

    Well, they say that as you get older, the years go quicker. It seems like only yesterday that I was giving a wrap up for the year that was 2016. To say the year has gone quickly would be an understatement.

    So what were the highlights of 2017 and what have we got to look forward to in 2018?
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  • Client Spotlight – The Nobbs Cattle Company

     

    From a young age, Brett Nobbs knew what he wanted to do with his future. He knew that being a beef producer and stud breeder would be part of it. What he may not have known, was just how much he would affect the beef industry and how successful he and Nobbs Cattle Company (NCC) would be.

    NCC is owned and operated by Brett and his parents, Allen and Carolynne at ‘Inverrio’, Duaringa, one hour west of Rockhampton.
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  • The Importance of Financial Literacy

    Over the last few months, the National Financial Literacy Strategy has been prominent in the news with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) releasing the proposed changes to the strategy for 2018.

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  • Millennials and Super

    As a society, Superannuation is now a natural part of our thinking and must be close to part of the adage “In life, there is death and taxes”, to which we add Superannuation.

    There has been a shift amongst the major generational groupings and their influence on the Superannuation Industry. This is to be expected with the ever-changing society.
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  • Monthly Money Challenge

    Welcome to the Powers Monthly Money Challenge.

    With the spirit of Christmas in the air, it is easy for families to go overboard and lose track of their spending habits. Besides the gifts and the decorations, many families spend enormous amounts of money on food.
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  • Safety During the Holidays

     

    The Christmas holidays are almost here and many will take this opportunity to have an extended holiday break to celebrate with family and friends. Some might travel a few doors from home, others might take a fantastic overseas travel adventure.

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  • An Introduction to Sedex

     

    Powers recently attended the Australian Women in Agriculture Conference in Brisbane. The event attracted women from all over the country as well as speakers from various fields all relating to agriculture.

    One of the most interesting talks was from Sedex. Sedex is an innovative company that is working with agricultural industries around the world to create a platform for supply chains.
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  • Changes to Payroll Reporting

    As part of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016, employers will be required to comply with the ATO’s Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR). The STPR will streamline the way that employers report tax and superannuation information to the ATO.

    The compulsory switch will take place on 1 July 2018 for businesses who have more than 20 employees and from 1 July 2019 for businesses who have less than 20 employees.
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