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  1. Tricks and traps of advising families: an accountant’s view

    People’s longer lifespans are affecting family business succession plans and estate planning. What should advisers do?...

  2. Why CAs must help rebuild trust

    As chartered accountants, winning our clients’ trust is central to the success of our work and to the reputation of our profession...

  3. Are SMSFs losing their lustre?

    Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) have been embraced by Australians, but are they damaging Australia’s robust superannuation system?...

  4. Changing fortunes of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Why hope remains for the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Trump era...

  5. Budget 2017-18: A fresh start with fresh pain

    Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered a surprisingly big-taxing budget that pays for the last burial rites of the toxic Abbott legacy of 2014...

  6. Company tax cuts a win for politics over economics

    How will recent cuts to the company tax rate affect accounting in Australia?...

  7. Why businesses are paying higher dividends

    If projects providing a healthy return cannot be found, businesses will opt to instead pay large dividends to their shareholders...

  8. Spirit and substance in financial planning reforms

    Robert Brown FCA on the challenges of the recently proposed education and ethical standards body for Australia’s financial planning industry...

  9. Raising standards for financial advisers

    Australia’s Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer outlines her view on financial advisers...

  10. Harnessing private capital for public good

    An inside look at a global movement that is harnessing private capital and new solutions for the public good...