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Fair Work Act penalties on the rise again!

There’s no doubt that businesses are facing a continued and very heated compliance environment. What heightens this is the Government’s recent proposal to increase the Commonwealth criminal penalty unit from $180 to $210 as of 1 July 2017 and the anticipation that more increases will come! Once the proposal receives royal assent, the possible penalties … Read more

Statutory Demands – the pros and cons

By Kate Davey (Lawyer) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) As we noted in our earlier blog post titled “You’re owed money…what next?”, in certain circumstances, a Statutory Demand may be an appropriate method for recovering a debt from a company. The purpose of this post is to detail the process for issuing a Statutory Demand … Read more

KHQ Business Forum: Emotional Intelligence


Posted By on 12/04/17

Emotional intelligence: some say it’s the most important ingredient in achieving success in life, but what really is emotional intelligence and can it be acquired? Join us at our next Business Forum to hear from our expert panel, including: Amy Antcliffe – Clinical Psychologist Headspace and The Royal Melbourne Hospital & NorthWestern Mental Health: Amy … Read more

Carry forward losses – a blessing or a curse?


Posted By on 12/04/17

By Jack Stuk (Principal and President NTAA Ltd), and Eli Bursky (Lawyer) Many people lost millions in the Global Financial Crisis. Potentially, despite the passage of years, they may be gainfully recouped at least in part through revenue or capital losses applied against income or capital gains in the future, assuming the labyrinth of qualifying … Read more

Can an accounting firm use the “Code of Professional Conduct” to bludgeon an ambitious employee?


Posted By on 10/04/17

By Jack Stuk (Principal, and President of NTAA Ltd) and Eli Bursky (Lawyer) A recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal highlights that tax agents may be severely sanctioned for private misconduct unrelated to their tax agent work. Background In Kishore v Tax Practitioners Board 2017 ATC ¶10-448, the Tax Practitioners Board (the Board) terminated the registration of a … Read more

KHQ’s senior promotions for FY18


Posted By on 7/04/17

We are both pleased and proud to announce our senior promotions for FY17/18. They are: Kate Landells (Corporate & Commercial) – Special Counsel; Bonnie Phillips (Family & Relationship Law) – Senior Associate; Kate Davey (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) – Senior Associate; and Brittany Browne (Corporate & Commercial) – Senior Associate. Managing Director, David Kelly, said … Read more