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JAB - IFAC Proposed Member Body Compliance Program Strategy 2011-2014

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

In our view the strategy and work plan presented in the consultation paper are highly appropriate to achieving the program's stated goals. The JAB would encourage a system with a clear basis for classifying member bodies according to compliance risk.

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2011 Federal Budget Client Newsletter

Friday, 20 May 2011

The IPA has put together the following high level snapshot of some of the major changes contained in the 2011 Federal Budget, to share with all of your clients, associates, family and friends.

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Media Release: Tasmanian Congress 2011

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Sold out since December last year, the annual Tasmanian Division Congress takes place at the picturesque Cradle Mountain Chateau from the 19 to 21 of May.

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JAB - ASIC Consultation Paper 150 Disclosing Financial Information other than in Accordance with Accounting Standards

Thursday, 12 May 2011

The JAB are supportive of ASIC developing guidance on 'alternative profit disclosures' for application in documents related to the financial report. However, we express significant concerns over certain parts of the CP 150.

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Media Release: 2011 Budget - Taxpayers at Risk

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Taxpayers at Risk - Budget Fails to Support Government's Own Regulatory Framework. The Institute of Public Accountants noted with disappointment and concern the lack of funding given in the 2011-2012 budget by the Government to fund the massive increase in regulatory oversight it has planned.

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Media Release: Institute of Public Accountants Officially Launched in Canberra

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants (formerly National Institute of Accountants) celebrated a new era last night with a gala dinner at the National Press Club in Canberra to celebrate the organisation‟s new brand. This exciting milestone in the Institute‟s history was celebrated in style by over 100 members, Federal politicians, partners and friends of the organisation.

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Media Release: Plea for Compensation Denied

Friday, 6 May 2011

Plea for compensation denied despite Inspector-General's recommendation. ATO disagrees.

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Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Find a number of ATO links to help IPA members and small businesses who were affected by natural disasters in Australia.

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Media Release: Accountants oppose restricting the term 'financial planner'

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is calling on the Government to reject recent attempts by the financial services sector to exclude other professionals from providing advice in the financial services sector.

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JAB - IAASB Strategy and Work Program for 2012-2014

Thursday, 14 April 2011

All the items included in the IAASB's proposed strategy and work program have merit. However we are of the view that the Board should give serious consideration to giving practitioners and member bodies worldwide an opportunity to address the vital matter of audit quality by allowing a period of time to bed down implementation of these standards.

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Media Release: IPA urges the Government to reconsider superannuation caps

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is calling on the Government to reconsider the current limits for superannuation contributions for all Australians and particularly those over 50 years of age, many of whom are facing retirement with low superannuation balances.

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