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MEDIA RELEASE: Small business fraught by super increase

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Government’s plan to gradually increase the superannuation guarantee from 9 per cent to 12 per cent will help to bolster retirement savings but the administration burden on small business must be considered.

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JAB - AUASB Assurance Engagements on General Purpose Water Accounting Reports

Monday, 31 October 2011

We recognise and support the need for assurance services to complement the water reporting practice currently being developed by the WASB. We recommended close liaison between the AUASB and WASB and are pleased to see this has occured.

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Annual Report 2010-2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

The IPA Annual Report for the 2010-2011 year is now available for download.

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UPDATE: FoFA FAQ

Friday, 28 October 2011

Future of Financial Advice - What accountants need to know. Updated October 2011.

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Letter to the Editor: Audit values critical from the start

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

It is disappointing to see the developments in the European Union regarding audit regulation are focusing yet again on a ban on auditors providing non-audit services to clients.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Accountants go digital

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Public Accountant becomes the world’s first accounting magazine to feature hidden digital watermarking.

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JAB - APESB ED 03/11 Proposed Amendments to the Definition of Public Interest Entity in APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants

Friday, 7 October 2011

The JAB supports the adoption of the proposed definition of the Public Interest Entity in the context of the independence requirements of APES 110. We are of the opinion that the insertion of the two Australian paragraphs provide clarification about the netities that are or are likely to be Public Interest Entities in Australia.

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IPA sponsors Ride Beyond the Trauma

Friday, 7 October 2011

The IPA is proud to sponsor ‘Ride Beyond the Trauma’ a group of SES volunteers travelling from Pakenham to Sydney.

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JAB - IAASB ISAE 3000 (Revised): Assurance Engagements Other Than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information

Friday, 30 September 2011

The JAB welcome the IAASB's proposed standard. Reporting of non historical financial information is developing rapidly as stakeholders seek further information on which to base policy and other decisions. This companion information is increasingly significant – as is the related assurance that enhances the credibility of this data. Consequently an updated umbrella standard such as proposed ISAE 3000 is very much to be welcomed.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Joint Accounting Bodies endorse ban on conflicted remuneration

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Removing conflicts of interest in the provision of financial advice is strongly aligned to the accounting profession’s principles of professional independence.

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IPA - Enhancing the value of auditor reporting: exploring options for change

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Institute supports the IAASB reopening this issue for discussion. It is important for the profession to periodically reflect on its approach to the manner in which auditors tell the story about the results of a financial statement audit to stakeholders.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Preferential tax treatment for small business

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

At the Tax Forum in October the IPA will state that small business income should receive preferential income tax treatment.

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