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Little known ways to avoid reliance on supermarkets & combat margin squeeze

03 Mar 2015

We’re pleased to see protection mechanisms secured for Australian food producers this week; with the introduction of a Government supported code of conduct between supermarkets and suppliers.

Mid-size businesses welcome Senate support of innovation incentives

02 Mar 2015

Mid-size property developers received a blow today following the Federal Government announcement to implement application fees of at least $5,000 to foreign investors seeking to purchase Australian residential real estate. Those looking to buy in the $1 million plus category will be looking at fees of at least $10,000 simply to have their FIRB application looked at.

Capital conundrum in Australian Agriculture

25 Feb 2015

In the wake of the Federal Government announcement yesterday, proposing to introduce a new $55 million screening threshold for foreign investment in Australian agribusiness in addition to the new $15m threshold for foreign investment in agricultural land, primary producers and agribusiness enterprises may be forced to go cap in hand when it comes to seeking investment for growth initiatives.

Property developers hit by disincentives to foreign investors

24 Feb 2015

Mid-size property developers received a blow today following the Federal Government announcement to implement application fees of at least $5,000 to foreign investors seeking to purchase Australian residential real estate. Those looking to buy in the $1 million plus category will be looking at fees of at least $10,000 simply to have their FIRB application looked at.

Madeleine Mattera boosts Grant Thornton’s Financial Services offering

16 Feb 2015

Mid-size property developers received a blow today following the Federal Government announcement to implement application fees of at least $5,000 to foreign investors seeking to purchase Australian residential real estate. Those looking to buy in the $1 million plus category will be looking at fees of at least $10,000 simply to have their FIRB application looked at.

Parliament set to provide explorers much needed investment incentive today

03 Dec 2014

More explorers should take a closer look at the incentive being introduced to parliament today to unlock the potential for more investment in greenfield explorations – the trouble is, many don’t know enough about the incentive and how to maximise its benefits.

FTA fast tracks Australia’s mid-size sector

19 Nov 2014

Mid-sized businesses are set to emerge the big winners of the FTA with China. New markets opening up in education, hospitality, aged care, services and agricultural produce, are dominated by mid-sized businesses known for their agility, adaptability and capacity to build long-term trusted relationships, so critical for Chinese trade.

Property developers substantiate claims to abolish stamp duty

18 Nov 2014

Tax reform is on the agenda and the property industry has spoken on key issues crippling growth across the sector and what they want to see from tax reform, according to the latest Real Estate & Construction Industry Insights Report from Grant Thornton.

Are our food & agri producers best positioned to take advantage of the FTA with China?

16 Nov 2014

Australia’s beef, dairy and wine producers have emerged clear winners with Australia and China today signing a historic free trade agreement.

Manufacturers to increase relevance in China’s supply chain

16 Nov 2014

The Australian manufacturing industry should turn its focus to its role in supporting Chinese investment and how it can become a pivotal part of China’s supply chain ahead of the outcome of the Free Trade Agreement with China to be signed this afternoon.