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27 Sep

Why now is the time to think about investment risk

Reflecting on the past 6 months, particularly since the effect of Coronavirus on financial markets, I am concerned that many investors do not have a clear and tailored investment strategy.  My observations are that investors seem to be failing to understand one basic investment principle; 'The higher the return the higher the risk’.


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23 Sep

JobKeeper 2.0 - The Alternative Test

The updated alternative tests released by the Commissioner of Taxation are broadly similar to the alternative tests that were released in connection with the original decline in turnover test. However, there are some key differences.


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21 Sep

JobKeeper 2.0 - The Details

To access JobKeeper payments from 28 September 2020, there are three questions that need to be assessed:

Is my business eligible? Am I and/or my employees eligible? and What JobKeeper rate applies?

We’ve summarised the key details in this update.


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14 Sep

$3bn+ Victorian Business Support Packages

Over 2 days, the Victorian Government has announced two new support packages delivering over $3 billion in “cash grants, tax relief and cashflow support.


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1 Sep

Has COVID-19 Devalued Your Business?

If you are selling your business, merging, acquiring, or inviting in new investors, you need to understand the value of your business. But, to what degree does the pandemic impact on value?


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10 Aug

COVID-19 and your SMSF

COVID-19 has had an impact on many SMSFs. We look at the key issues.


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6 Aug

JobKeeper 2.0 - The New Requirements


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21 Jul

JobKeeper 2.0 - What you need to know

If your business currently receives JobKeeper, your arrangements will generally remain unchanged until 27 September 2020. From 28 September 2020, employers seeking to claim JobKeeper payments will need to reassess their eligibility and prove an actual decline in turnover.


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16 Jul

$2.5bn Job Trainer package: What you need to know

The Government has announced the $2.5bn JobTrainer package to retrain, upskill and open new job opportunities.


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1 Jul

Parental Leave and Minimum Wage Changes

Minimum wage increases by 1.75% plus changes to Paid Parental Leave for the self employed.


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1 Jul

Funding For The Arts: What's Available and How Can You Get It?

Will the Prime Minister’s targeted $250 million package of funding to support cultural and creative projects and initiatives save the industry?


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1 Jul

ATO on COVID-19 Fraud Warpath

Two major Australian Taxation Office (ATO) initiatives are searching out fraud and schemes designed to take advantage of the Government’s Coronavirus Economic Response Package.


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