• Australian Cattle Herd Numbers Fall to Lowest Level in Over 20 Years

    March 2, 2021

    According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s 2021 annual Cattle Industry Projections report, Australian cattle herd numbers fell to 24.6 million head last year, their lowest levels since the 1990s. The…

  • Financial Budgeting for Success

    February 24, 2021

    Many see budgets as a challenging process. However, budgets are a key part of an entrepreneur/manager’s tool kit for communication, motivation and control. Budgets are a great way to look…

  • How to avoid getting dodgy advice

    December 2, 2020

    With COVID-19 impacting so many businesses severely, the ATO is warning businesses about questionable "pre-insolvency advisory firms". Facing the closure of a failing business for many can be a terrifying…

  • Deferred repayments. Is accrued interest on deferred loans tax deductible?

    November 3, 2020

    Many lenders have recently allowed borrowers with investment property loans to defer repayments for a period of time. While repayments are being deferred, interest (and fees) will usually be added…

  • Fraud risks in a COVID-19 environment

    October 8, 2020

    If you haven't had a lot of time to worry about fraud and your internal controls recently, you're probably not alone. Many organisations facing a survival situation during COVID-19 may…

  • 2020/2021 Federal Budget

    October 8, 2020

    The Federal Budget was always going to be very different this year compared to previous years. The COVID-19 health crisis continues to have significant impact through risks to health/life, border…

  • Is time running out for zombies?

    September 23, 2020

    Zombie companies are becoming increasingly common in today's economic environment of unprecedented economic stimulus, historically low interest rates and deferred financial obligations. Zombie companies are considered enterprises that are barely…

  • How to apply for JobKeeper & Key Dates

    April 21, 2020

    Key JobKeeper dates to know The ATO has released a list of "need to knows" and guides on applying for JobKeeper payments, see here 20 April: enrolments for JobKeeper are…

  • New super guarantee amnesty

    April 2, 2020

    On 6 March 2020, the government introduced a superannuation guarantee ('SG') amnesty. This amnesty allows employers to disclose and pay previously unpaid super guarantee charge ('SGC'), including nominal interest, that…

  • COVID 19 – Federal Government Support

    March 30, 2020

    COVID-19 is having a severe short-term economic impact on businesses in multiple sectors. Even if your organisation is not currently feeling the impact, be aware that your suppliers and/or customers…