Date Posted: June 15, 2017

The Black Economy Taskforce was established by the Federal Government in 2016. Its purpose is to conduct enquiries and make recommendations for appropriate measures to restrict people’s ability to operate outside the tax system.  As part of this process, the Taskforce is conducting a series of Industry Roundtables and public Forums around the country. The Taskforce met industry representatives in Perth in late May 2017 at KPMG’s offices.  Michael Andrew, Chair... Read more

Date Posted: June 14, 2017

Lester Nichol recognised for his significant contribution to Australia’s packaging industry The 2017 Industry Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year Award was given to Matthews Australasia MD Lester Nichol at the Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA). These awards have been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field.   Those considered for the Industry Professional of the Year Award category have... Read more

Date Posted: June 13, 2017

The 2017 Industry Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year Award was given to Matthews Australasia MD Lester Nichol at the Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA). These awards have been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field.   Those considered for the Industry Professional of the Year Award category have all made significant and continued contributions to the packaging and processing... Read more

Date Posted: June 8, 2017

Hello to everyone, I can hardly believe we are half way through the year already.  I was so pleased to see the success of the NSW State Conference this year. A massive team effort, a different format (ie: all speakers had 20 minutes only) and very up beat feel. There were a number of new faces who came along and a number of family businesses who have been members for a... Read more

Date Posted: June 8, 2017

  It’s tax time, so here are some changes that you should know about: Superannuation: Do you have an SMSF or are you planning to retire? From 1 July there are changes to superannuation – check them out at gov.au/superchanges Do you want less reporting? Does your business turnover less than $10 million GST?  From 1 July small businesses have less GST information to report on their BAS.  See how your business reporting... Read more

Date Posted: June 7, 2017

Adviser member Tony Russo Principal Consultant How long have you been working with family businesses? I started working with Family Businesses in the beginning of 2017, after commencing my CFO, business advisory business in the previous 12 months, having previously worked in family businesses in FMCG, and Industrial products. What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses? The most common mistake I see in family... Read more

Date Posted: June 7, 2017

I recently attended the Industry Leaders fund event to promote Family Business and was pleased to see how many family businesses members have been recipients of the funding.   Zoe Detmold gave a wonderful account of how this privately funded grants scheme had allowed her to study and further enhance her skills. This is a wonderful opportunity for many family businesses to access higher education from a range of local... Read more

Date Posted: June 7, 2017

The Business of People: Building Capability and Leading Performance was the theme of the state conference held Friday May 19th. The conference programme covered the specialties of working in a family business and with family members. It was a content rich programme and feedback received from those that attended can be found on the SA Family Business Australia Facebook site here: The short vignettes really capture the takeaway value that... Read more

Date Posted: June 7, 2017

NSW Fire and Emergency Services Levy Update GSA would like to share with you a message from NIBA (National Insurance Brokers Association) on the unravelling of the NSW FESL. Currently, the matter is in a state of limbo until official notice is given from State Authorities. We understand the Government will introduce legislation to make the necessary legal changes in the week commencing 19 June 2017. Until that legislation is available,... Read more

Date Posted: June 7, 2017

Another State Conference behind us – and we think it was a good one!! We were thrilled with the program and the atmosphere was special – like being a part of a really big family! Some of the testimonials include: “What I liked about today's event was that there were stories intertwined with current, relevant information and learning. I think it is important to have that balance. The short sharp sessions... Read more