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MEDIA RELEASE: Loss rules limit innovation and encourage risk aversion

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants supports the Government’s intention to improve the current treatment of business tax losses.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Small Business the key to getting Stronger Super right

Friday, 23 September 2011

Small business is an integral part of Australia’s economy and a key constituent in policy development. However, it is often overlooked by governments when announcing big ticket policies, like the Stronger Super reforms.

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Letter to the Editor: Swan's Agenda for Business Tax

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

If the Treasurer is serious about addressing the issue of better treatment of tax losses he does not need to go too far for answers.

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Australian IFRS Foundation Conference

Monday, 12 September 2011

The first ever Australian IFRS Foundation conference, held in Melbourne on 25 November 2011, will allow exclusive access to global standard setters and the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the impact of IFRS in the Asia-Oceania region.

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IPA Annual General Meeting 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The AGM of the Institue of Public Accountants will be held on the 28th of October in Hobart.

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Letter to the Editor: SMSFs Not More Vulnerable

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The tragedy that was the Trio Capital collapse does not “raise concerns” that self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are any more susceptible to unscrupulous advisers than other superannuation funds.

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MEDIA RELEASE: FoFA Heading in the Right Direction but Clarity Still Outstanding

Monday, 29 August 2011

The release of draft legislation on the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms has confirmed that a decision on the accountants' exemption will be announced in the second tranche of the package. Media statement issued by the Joint Accounting Bodies (JAB)

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JAB - IPSASB ED Key Characteristics of the Public Sector with Potential Implications for Financial Reporting

Sunday, 28 August 2011

The JAB agree that the ED provides useful background information on key characteristics of the public sector and identifies some potential implications of those key characteristics for financial reporting.

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Letter to the Editor: Legal Privilege Needed

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Legal practitioners should understand that it is in the public's interest, to grant legal privilege to professional tax advisers.

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MEDIA RELEASE Small business plagued by carbon tax

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A recent survey has revealed that over 70 per cent of accountants believe that the financial performance of Australia’s two million small business owners will be negatively impacted with the introduction of the carbon tax, announced the Institute of Public Accountants.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Malaysian rebrand more than just a new name

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants is pleased to announce the launch of its new reinvigorated brand including a refurbishment of its office and training centre in Kuala Lumpur.

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Guidance Statement GS 009: Auditing SMSF

Monday, 1 August 2011

Guidance Statement has been formulated by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) to provide guidance to auditors conducting: (a) the audit of a self-managed superannuation fund’s (SMSF’s) special purpose financial report (b) the audit of a SMSF’s compliance with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SISA) and the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994 (SISR) (compliance engagement).

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