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Risk Management in Local Government

6 May 2021
Why local governments in WA must act to mitigate risk and implement effective risk management Following the appointment of the Auditor General as their official auditor several years ago, local governments in Western Australia have faced greater scrutiny surrounding financial management.

Latest jobkeeper changes - sovereign entities redefined

8 May 2020
On 30 March 2020, the Australian Government announced the JobKeeper payment wage subsidy for entities that have been significantly affected by the economic impacts of the coronavirus.

General economic impact of COVID-19

16 March 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, starting in China and spreading across all corners of the globe, will have a major impact on both the Australian and international markets.

Perth Economic Update 2018 - Q&A Video with Martin Lakos

7 November 2018
RSM in Perth recently hosted an Economic Update where Martin Lakos, Division Director- Wealth Management at Macquarie Bank presented.

Technological disruption with Domenico Giuliano - Magellan Asset Management

8 January 2018
RSM in Perth's Office Managing Partner Con Paoliello caught up with Domenico Giuliano from Magellan Asset Management to discuss technological disruption.

Mooted US infrastructure spree won’t trump Australia’s sustained Asia-led growth story

24 November 2016
While it’s impossible to determine how much of US president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises will become policy, talk of a possible $1 trillion in infrastructure spending bodes well for commodities, especially in Australia.

Economic Update with Savanth Sebastian - CommBank

19 May 2016
RSM's National Head of Tax, Con Paoliello discusses a number of key economic issues facing Australians with Savanth Sebastian, Economist at CommBank.

A look at the 2015/16 Budget - which measures were enacted?

4 May 2016
A number of announcements from the 2015/16 Budget remain unenacted, with many of these announced measures yet to be introduced into Parliament as bills.  The link below lists the taxation measures that:

Budget 2016 - Insights and analysis

3 May 2016
Download Budget 2016 Full Report

The Global Real Economy - analysis and insights

27 November 2015
The Global Real Economy is a new bi-annual e-publication, which includes economic and other business insights to reflect the RSM network’s global reach and its ability to provide world-class audit, tax and consulting services to leaders of entrepreneurial, growth-focused companies around the world.

2015-16 budget for research and development

12 May 2015
There was minimal content in the Budget that will have an impact on Australian innovation. The following are the relevant key Budget announcements: Crowd funding

2015-16 budget for individuals

12 May 2015
Personal tax rates There will be no change to personal tax rates however the Treasurer has confirmed that the Temporary Budget Repair Levy of 2% which was introduced from the 2015 year will not be extended beyond its initial 2 years.  The levy will cease at the end of the 2016-17 financial year.

2015-16 budget for SMEs

12 May 2015
Immediate Deductibility for professional start-up expenses

2015-16 budget for GST

12 May 2015
GST and digital service providers A GST integrity measure announced in tonight’s budget seeks to ensure that there is a level playing field for the suppliers of digital products and services in Australia in relation to the GST.

2015-16 budget for corporations

12 May 2015
Targeted Anti-avoidance for Multinationals Part IVA and permanent establishments