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Don’t tamper with tax on super

08 May 2015

Australia’s financial services sector has a clear message to the Government ahead of next week’s Federal budget. Think long and hard about any changes to tax on superannuation that will compromise its integrity as Australia’s trusted retirement savings vehicle.

Horse has bolted on innovation, now is the time for industry support

06 May 2015

Australia’s Biotechnology and Life Sciences sector needs urgent support on innovation if it wants to remain a corner stone for an economy operating in a post mining boom environment.

Encouraging support for innovation

29 Apr 2015

For those in the business of innovating, ensuring sufficient funding is available has always been a concern.

New CEO appointed for Grant Thornton effective 1 July 2015

19 Mar 2015

New CEO appointed for Grant Thornton effective 1 July 2015

Australia fails to measure up to Eastern European women in business

05 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.

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

04 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

03 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

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.