Mark Beyer has responsibility for all content produced by Business News, including daily online news, the fortnightly magazine and the BNiQ database. As well as overseing the Editorial team, he has a particular interest in reporting on corporate finance, the professions and family business. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra.
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.
IMAGINE spending $35 million on a new factory then asking the State Government for a handout so you can create a market for your product.
Sound crazy? That is exactly what the ratepayer-funded Southern Metropolitan Regional Council has done.
PERTH company GRD is poised to become a major player in the waste management industry through its 50 per cent-owned Global Renewables.
After many years of technical and commercial development, Global Renewables is on the brink of commencing its first UR-
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.