Yearly Archive: 2017

SMSF Matters – Summer 2018

General News: 18/12/2017

Hello and welcome to another edition of SMSF Matters. Take it to the limit one more time – but follow the rules. The $1.6 million limit on superannuation has caused a great deal of confusion. This confusion has the potential to stop people from putting more money into their superannuation savings (when they still can); cost...

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Will Victoria ride on the sheep’s back once again?

Agri Business: 15/12/2017

​Livestock is where the industry growth is predicted to be, in 2018. Although the strength has remained across beef, lamb & wool this year, we were reminded just how harsh Australia’s climate and farming can be. It’s a good time to revise your plan for the short – medium term. What are your skills, what...

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Money Matters – Summer 2018

General News / Money Matters: 28/11/2017

Hello and welcome to another edition of Money Matters. With Santa just around the corner, another year has almost passed by. While for some the festive season is a great chance to relax and unwind with family and friends after a busy year, for others it is the busiest time of year and a chance...

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Mortgage News – Summer 2018

Mortgage News: 23/11/2017

Welcome Summer, bring on the warmth, BBQ’s and Christmas. While being a very busy time of the year for work and social engagements it is also a time that a lot of us take a well-earned rest and reflect on the year and what we have achieved. I trust that this year has been successful...

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In the News – The Demeter Deal February 2016

Agri Business: 22/11/2017

​Click on below links for further information: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/property/family-farming-syndicate-secures-5200ha-holding/news-story/74abd20841d83064f9674ed0b54edea4 ​https://www.beefcentral.com/property/weekly-property-review-are-strategic-buyer-alliances-a-new-way-to-secure-land/​

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Farmers – What’s the magic number?

Agri Business: 15/11/2017

Unfortunately the magic number is going to take a hammering for many farmers this year.  What is the magic number you may be asking? If you only wanted to measure 1 number (outside of revenue, profit and cash) what would it be?  What would be a number that provides a snapshot of farm performance.  A...

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Redundancy

General News: 13/11/2017

Redundancy is when your position is no longer required within the organisation or your employer becomes bankrupt or insolvent. Unfortunately having your job made redundant is becoming more common due to our forever advancing workplaces. Below is a summary of your entitlements and the taxation implication should this occur to you. Please note if you...

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Farmers coping with frost damage

Agri Business: 09/11/2017

We were so close!  The frost last weekend seems to have caused widespread damage across southern Victoria.  The full extent of the damage is not yet known and probably won’t be completely understood until the header is in the paddock.  We have been doing the numbers on hay for a few clients and reassessing budgets...

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Payroll Tax Discounts for Regional Employers

General News: 11/09/2017

As of the 1st July, 2017 Victorian Regional Employers will receive a discount to the amount of payroll tax they are charged. Up until 30th June 2017 all employers paying wages over $575,000 would be charged 4.85% on every $1 over this threshold. As part of State Budget changes Regional Employers will be given a...

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Corporate Appetite for Australian Farms Set to Continue

General News: 28/08/2017

This is not good news if you are a local farmer trying to expand! The Australian Farmland Index which monitors 57 corporate farms across Australia recorded a 16.89 percent total return for the 12 months to March 2017.  This was made up of income returns of 8.06 per cent and capital growth of 8.42 per...

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