Australian Federal Budget 2022 – the AfterPay Budget – Vote Now Pay Later!

Australian Federal Budget 2022 The AfterPay Budget  Vote Now Pay Later!   Last night, Treasurer Josh Frydenburg delivered the Australian Federal Budget for the next 12 months. But in reality, with the election about to be announced – with an expected poll date of May 14, 2022, (the PM mentioned this date on 2GB thisContinue reading “Australian Federal Budget 2022 – the AfterPay Budget – Vote Now Pay Later!”

I’ve got the Lockdown Blues – cause I can’t play to a crowd!

 I’ve got the Lockdown Blues – cause I can’t play to a crowd!     <!– –>   With the series of lockdowns and curfews occurring in Victoria since May 27, 2021, one of the most affected areas, is the performing arts industry.   Singers, musicians, writers, actors, and also the associated crew and support,Continue reading “I’ve got the Lockdown Blues – cause I can’t play to a crowd!”

Victorian Business Costs Assistance – Lockdown 4.0 support payments

 Victorian Business Costs Assistance  Lockdown 4.0 support payments Through Business Victoria, the Victorian State Government has released the guidelines for its latest round of support for businesses and sole traders that the current Victorian lockdown has impacted. There are two specific schemes – the Business Costs Assistance Program (round two) and the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund.Continue reading “Victorian Business Costs Assistance – Lockdown 4.0 support payments”

Is Property Still a Good Investment?

Is Property Still a Good Investment? As we approach Tax time again – it’s only four weeks away now! – the questions around tax deductions for this year and beyond start coming in thick and fast.And one of the most common questions is – can I get a tax deduction from buying a property? OfContinue reading “Is Property Still a Good Investment?”

The 2021 Federal Budget. Once in a lifetime.

  The Australian Federal Budget 2021 Once in a lifetime…  Last night – Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the Treasurer handed down the budget for the 21/22 year. While the government won’t describe it this way, it is clearly an election budget – given the next election is due by Mid May 2022, so unless they goContinue reading “The 2021 Federal Budget. Once in a lifetime.”

Din Din Din! Your days as a director are about to be ‘numbered.’

  Din Din Din! Your days as a director are  about to be ‘numbered.’ The Federal Government is working on implementing a Director ID number system, which will allow for the tracing of directors across companies. This system is to be implemented from November 30, 2022, and Directors will be required to apply for aContinue reading “Din Din Din! Your days as a director are about to be ‘numbered.’”

2020 Vision – I can see clearly now the year has gone

2020 Vision I can see clearly now the year has gone.  (with apologies to Jimmy Cliff)  Lessons from a year in lockdown As we move into 2021 and the end of summer, let’s look back at the realisations that came from the year that was 2020. Yes, the headings are song titles. Let’s have someContinue reading “2020 Vision – I can see clearly now the year has gone”

The 2020 Federal Budget. Big Budget Spending for a Post-Covid World.

   “We’re back in black, oh yeah we’re BACK in BLACK. Its May, 2019. And Josh Frydenberg grins and tells us that he has ‘brought the budget back into surplus in the coming year” Not in the year that he was reporting on (2018/19), but in the year ahead – 2019/20. Looking back now, it nowContinue reading “The 2020 Federal Budget. Big Budget Spending for a Post-Covid World.”

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