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Clinical Trial Sponsor Legal Entity Setup in Australia

WA Tax and Business Advisory Director, James Tng recently sat down with Datapharm Australia to discuss a variety of issues surrounding the legal entity setup for a sponsor in Australia, relating to Clinical Trials. Other topics discussed include Governance and R&D Tax Credits. Click on Read more below to watch the full interview!

How will IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers impact the mining industry?

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers in May 2014 effective for reporting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2018. Since IFRS 15 replaces all of the existing guidance on revenue recognition, and applies to all entities and industries, there has been considerable confusion (and debate) as to what the likely impacts are going to be, across different industries, when adopted. 

2018-19 Federal Budget Report: Executive Summary

Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday 8 May 2018 announcing it is a whole package for all Australians.

The Treasurer emphasised the need to set a “tax speed limit” and respect taxpayers (due to too much tax revenue being pulled out of people’s pockets) noting that half of the tax base is coming from people getting in jobs.

2018-19 Federal Budget Report: Health

Investing in Australia’s Health

Record investment in health-related measures were announced to guarantee essential services for a “longer, healthier and safer life”.

The measures also extend to finances and job skills so that “Australians can “live life to the full” and plan ahead.

2018-19 Federal Budget Report: Infrastructure (including Resources and Energy)

Building a better Australia

The 2018 Budget commits the Coalition to a $75 billion infrastructure investment over 10-years. Projects include: reducing congestion, creating more jobs and improving safety.
Digital infrastructure will also be given a boost with improvements to the accuracy of GPS and satellite imagery, with flow-on effects to the competitiveness of sectors such as agriculture, mining and marine industries.
 
The 2018-19 Budget includes a continuation of the $37.6 million (allocated in 2017-18) over five years to support the improvement of energy affordability, reliability and sustainability.
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