Passing the baton: Why every business owner needs a succession plan

While everyone wants their businesses to be successful and operate for a long time, you may not necessarily want to remain at the helm. At some point, you may want to pass the business on to your children, or to someone else in the company. You may want to sell your share to your business […]

Casual or more serious?

Recent Fair Work Commission activity  indicates that there may be significant shifts in what ‘casual employment’ is defined as. A recent full bench decision means that workers who start as casuals before their positions become permanent will have their full length of service recognised in the calculation of any redundancy payouts. While this decision is […]

Bank Dividends – Don’t take the dividends for granted

Investors have for a long period of time enjoyed large dividends received by the big four Australian banks and they are now a very popular source of investment as we chase a decent yield or return on our money in a very low interest rate world. However it is the view of a major fund […]

HECS – will they collect it from the dead ?

The Federal government has received a submission recommending that HECS debt be retrieved from the estates of deceased former students. Currently HECs liabilities are distinguished when the person who owes the dead dies or has their life extinguished. Will the HECs system follow us to the grave?