As editor, Mark oversees the day-to-day online news at Business News. His particular brief is following major deals, the professions and private/family businesses. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience.
WAFARMERS has welcomed a new Western Australian Government scheme designed to promote tree farming.
The Government has described the Infinitree program as the most complete commercial farm forestry package ever offered to farmers in Australia.
In the first of a four-part series on business tax planning, Mark Beyer passes on some end-of-financial-year tips.
EVERY good accountant will explain that tax planning should commence at the start of the financial year.
AUSTRALIAN companies are among the fastest payers of sales invoices, an international survey has found.
The average payment period by Australian firms was 36 days, according to accounting firm Grant Thornton’s International Business Owners Survey.
Australia’s biggest fabrication hall is the centrepiece of a $200 million infrastructure project south of Perth. Mark Beyer asks if this is an astute investment that will foster industrial growth or an extravagant use of taxpayers’ money?
MASTER trusts have been one of the fastest growing segments of the funds management industry over the past decade.
For many employers they provide an easy and effective solution to all of their superannuation needs.
Sodexo has been shortlisted with two other companies to manage all of Rio Tinto’s camps and other facilities in the Pilbara, in the same week it has been awarded a contract to run Shell’s Prelude Floating LNG facility.
Woodside Petroleum is hoping to win state government backing for a new 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp at Karratha, after selecting a consortium led by Multiplex and Compass Group to build, own and operate the facility.