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Queensland State Budget 2018-19

13 Jun 2018

Treasurer Hon Jackie Trad MP handed down the Queensland State Budget on 12 June 2018. This Budget has a focus on economic growth for a growing population.

Funding junior mining projects in Australia

13 Jun 2018

A recent roundtable discussion with mining directors and executives in South Australia explored industry experience in attracting capital and bringing projects to market.

Three steps to prepare for global reporting obligations

31 May 2018

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the global standard for the collection, reporting and exchange of financial account information on foreign tax residents.

Victorian State Budget 2018-19

02 May 2018

Further to last year’s “getting on with the job” theme, Treasurer Tim Pallas handed down his 2018-19 budget speech on 1 May 2018 focusing on “getting things done”.

Fraud in focus: ACFE findings – businesses affected, common causes and key learnings

23 Apr 2018

The world’s peak fraud investigation body, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – or ACFE – has just released its latest report into the leading types of fraud impacting organisations from small business to large corporations across 23 different industries.

Refundable tax offsets for greenfield explorers

04 Apr 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Bill 2017, which replaces the previous Exploration Development Incentive (‘EDI’) scheme with the new Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (‘JMEI’) has now passed through Parliament. The JMEI scheme is effective from 1 July 2017 with the first year of operation being in respect of the year ended 30 June 2018.

Proposed cut to franking refunds will hurt Australian equity investors

16 Mar 2018

On 13 March 2018, the Labor Federal Opposition announced its policy to deny from 1 July 2019 tax refunds for franking credits to approximately 1.2m or 8% of taxpayers and 1/3rd of all Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

Are you ready to transition to retirement?

12 Mar 2018

The Federal Government introduced transition-to-retirement income streams (TRISs) on 1 July 2005 to assist Australians ease into retirement. A TRIS is a type of pension that allows individuals to access some of their superannuation benefits while they are still working.

APRA to introduce new prudential standard focusing on cyber threats

07 Mar 2018

In an effort to respond to the growing threat of cyber-attacks, APRA has proposed its first cross-industry prudential standard on information security.

Stricter new conditions for the Capital Gains Tax concessions on Selling a Small Business Entity (SBE)

13 Feb 2018

The Federal Treasury on 8 February 2018 released Exposure Draft legislation and explanatory materials which introduces stricter new conditions which an owner of a small business must satisfy in order to apply the CGT SBE concessions.