Australia’s Superannuation Laws Have Created a ‘Use It or Lose It’ Landscape for Retirees

The creation and implementation of Superannuation was one of the most significant public policies enacted by the Federal Government in the last century, fundamentally changing how we all prepare for our retirement while creating a multi-trillion-dollar industry. Subsequent policy changes to how we save for our time after work have had major impacts on the … Continue reading “Australia’s Superannuation Laws Have Created a ‘Use It or Lose It’ Landscape for Retirees”

Australian tax residency for foreign incorporated companies

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has recently published a new tax ruling and practical guidance on company residency for Australian tax purposes. Although the practical guidance hasn’t been finalised, what is clear is that it is now potentially easier than ever before for a foreign incorporated company to become an Australian resident for tax purposes. … Continue reading “Australian tax residency for foreign incorporated companies”

EU-Australia FTA: in defence or defiance of a failing system?

The EU finds itself at a critical juncture as the last-man standing defending the globalist post-war liberal economic order, abandoned by US leadership. While the often-dysfunctional bloc is an unlikely flag-bearer given its adeptness implementing long-term protectionist policies, upheavals in the global trade landscape leave it as the most powerful international force still committed to … Continue reading “EU-Australia FTA: in defence or defiance of a failing system?”

Achieving Your Small Business Goals

So, you are in small business and you are exhausted. Of course you are; you are the marketing expert, the financial controller, the mentor, the HR manager, the operations manager, the purchasing clerk, the debt collector and the worker. It’s not simple to run a small business and that’s why so many start the journey … Continue reading “Achieving Your Small Business Goals”

Structure… What structure?

How well do you really understand your business structure? All too often we come across clients who have been operating their business within a particular legal structure for a period of time, and in some cases, many years, without having a proper understanding of the consequences and implications that their particular structure may have on … Continue reading “Structure… What structure?”

Health Care Risk Management

If a company defines objectives without taking the risks into consideration, chances are that they will lose direction once any of these risks hit home. Clinical Risk, which includes quality patient care and safety, is the number one risk for all health care providers. Let’s explore another three key risks that should be considered: Data … Continue reading “Health Care Risk Management”

An ASEAN future?

One of Australia’s great, unrecognised virtues may not be its cosmopolitan cities, beautiful landscapes and world-class produce, but another equally wondrous national treasure; the dexterity of its diplomatic corps. Navigating the newly unpredictable relationship with the United States and a trading relationship with strategic rival China, Australia has become adept at operating in the grey … Continue reading “An ASEAN future?”

Transparent and Accurate Valuations

Royal commission: Banks pledge transparency on valuations As reported in the Australian Financial Review on 13 June 2018[1], “The major banks have pledged to be more transparent when they send investigators and valuers into a customer’s business, after the royal commission heard secret re-valuations had been used to trigger loan defaults. New submissions to the … Continue reading “Transparent and Accurate Valuations”