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Capital conundrum in Australian Agriculture

26 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

25 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

17 Feb 2015

Grant Thornton today announces the appointment of Madeleine Mattera to lead our Financial Services practice.

Parliament set to provide explorers much needed investment incentive today

04 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

20 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

19 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?

17 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

17 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.

Everyone’s a winner as coal tariffs set to be removed

17 Nov 2014

As Australian coal exporters await the possibility of tariff removals in the Free Trade Agreement with China this afternoon, Grant Thornton Energy & Resources Partner, Brock Mackenzie thinks the proposed agreement is not only a win for local exporters, but also the broader Chinese economy.

Mid-size businesses pay the price on profit shifting

12 Nov 2014

While global leaders are firmly focused on reigning in tax planning activities of the large multi-nationals, the ATO has today played its part to curb the profit shifting, announcing a new ruling that will adversely impact our mid-sized enterprises that are innovating and growing internationally.