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New South Wales ‘leading the nation’ with record surpluses and minimal debt

22 Jun 2016

New South Wales has become Australia’s first half-trillion dollar economy, with budget surpluses, record infrastructure spending and a strong jobs outlook the focus of Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian’s budget speech delivered on Tuesday.

Queensland State Budget 2016-17

15 Jun 2016

Handing down his second budget on 14 June 2016, Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt said it was a ‘back to work’ undertaking focused on innovation, investment and infrastructure.

Employee Share Scheme reporting obligations

09 Jun 2016

Has your company/parent company provided free or discounted shares, performance rights or options (ESS interests) to employees, directors or individual consultants/ nominees (‘employees’) during or prior to the income year ending 30 June 2016, and have these ESS interests been exercised (‘vested’) during or prior to the 2016 income year?

Buyers and sellers beware

26 May 2016

The Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No.6) Bill 2015 received Royal Assent on 25 February 2016.

Disrupting the status quo: Australia’s Mid-Size Business Technology Landscape

23 May 2016

Are Australia’s mid-size businesses using technology to their advantage? Is IT investment aligned to business priorities? Are companies strengthening their digital presence, and using digital media to strengthen their brands at home and abroad?

The Netflix tax is back on the agenda – are you ready?

19 May 2016

The Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No.1) Bill 2016 received royal assent on 5 May 2016. The changes relate to the application of GST on supplies of digital products and other imported services to Australian consumers and relieve the obligation of non-resident suppliers to account for GST on certain supplies.

New Attribution Managed Investment Trust regime

19 May 2016

The package of Bills introducing the new Attribution Managed Investment Trust AMIT’) regime and containing several amendment to the existing trust rules (notably the repeal of the corporate unit trust provisions and amending the public trading trust provisions so they are not triggered by superannuation funds holding units) received Royal Assent on 5 May 2016.

Western Australian State Budget 2016-17

13 May 2016

Delivering the Western Australian Budget on 12 May 2016, the Treasurer, Mike Nahan, blamed the “mother of all revenue hits” for the largest state deficit in history.

Fraud in Focus: Fraud and corruption in the retail, food and beverage sectors

11 May 2016

Fraud and corruption, in particular involving underpayment of wages and inadequate working conditions, is a continuing area of concern for the retail, food and beverage sectors. Last year a number of scandals resulted in Senate inquiries and Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) investigations.

Victorian State Budget 2016-17

28 Apr 2016

Victoria’s economic outlook is once again positive – the state currently boasts the fastest growing economy in Australia, a fact Treasurer Tim Pallas jumped on when he said the government was “getting it done”, in his budget speech on 27 April 2016.