VIC State Budget 2022/23 – Property & infrastructure

The Victorian Government has continued its emphasis on infrastructure investment in this Budget with a focus on schools, health facilities and social and affordable housing. Significant measures New infrastructure spending: $1.6bn for construction and development of new schools and school upgrades $1.6bn for construction and development of new hospitals, health facilities and related upgrades $2.6bn […]

Employment Taxes update 2022

At our annual Employment Taxes update for the Not-for-profit, Government and Corporate sectors we reviewed the latest tax news and the employment taxes impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During these webinars our tax experts provided an update on: New and topical developments including recent cases and ATO FBT compliance activity FBT recap and hot topics […]

NSW extends COVID support for SMEs

The NSW Government has recently announced new or extended COVID support measures for small and medium businesses. The 2022 Small Business Support Program The new program is intended to help NSW businesses survive the immediate impact of the COVID Omicron variant wave. Eligible businesses with a turnover of between $75,000 and $50 million that experienced […]

Internal audit & risk advisory

Our dedicated, hands-on team have gained a market reputation in internal audit and risk advisory in supporting local government, water authorities, health entities and the tertiary education sector. Our teams work deeply in each sector, so have an innate understanding of key risks, pressures from key stakeholders, changing legislation requirements, budgeting and finance constraints and […]

Tax & advisory

We have a proven track record in providing Government departments, statutory authorities, TAFE Institutions and Universities with a tailored and practical approach. Our team has extensive experience in audit of the tax balances and associated disclosures within financial reports of state owned entities. Our experienced team provide support to clients for all aspects of their […]

Probity & governance

We understand that in the current climate there is an increased incentive to take short cuts when procuring services. Also given that opportunities to access work is limited, some suppliers are heavily discounting their rates just to secure work. Whilst government agencies are required to comply with Purchasing Guidelines for various tenders, different operational conditions […]

Government & regulators

Managing a government entity in today’s complex business environment is challenging. Maintaining compliance with ever-changing regulatory requirements and dealing with cost pressures and increasingly tight budgets can be difficult.  With experience helping a range of clients operating in the public arena and an understanding of the unique operating environments in which government bodies and entities […]

JobKeeper payment disclosure

As a result of ongoing political tensions related to the Government’s management of the JobKeeper payment, the Senate used an otherwise unrelated bill to drive debate over disclosure requirements for publicly listed entities which received the JobKeeper payments in 2020 and early 2021. On 13 September 2021, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) […]

Employment Taxes update 2021

Our tax experts provided updates on: New and recent developments FBT recap and hot topics – reducing FBT on cars and car parking due to COVID-19 Global mobility and impacts of COVID-19 on tax residency and employee tax obligation Payroll tax and COVID-19 concessions The rise in popularity and attractiveness of employee share and incentive plans […]

Independent probity advisory services

The Government has committed $50 million over two years from 2020-21 to 2021-22 for the Revitalising TAFE Campuses Across Australia program, in partnership with state and territory governments. This initiative aims to improve vocational education infrastructure ensuring TAFEs are equipped to deliver training to the standards expected by industry and students. Independent probity services We […]