Media Releases

View what we have to say about topics of interest to our members and the accounting profession.

  • SIMPLIFY FINANCIAL CRIME REPORTING, SAY ACCOUNTANTS

    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has urged the Federal Government to consider a simplified and more efficient version of its anti-money laundering compliance regime, saying proposed aspects, such as identity checks, are already in place, and can be easily replicated and aligned across the sector.

  • PEARSON AND INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS SIGN MOU

    In the spirit of educational excellence and collaboration, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Pearson Asia Pacific have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at IPA’s headquarters in Melbourne to recognise BTEC Business students and graduates as IPA members.

  • BUDGET CASH SPLASH: RECOVERY MUST TAKE PRIORITY

    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) acknowledges that tonight’s Federal Budget is an essential part of Australia’s recovery process but warns of side-effects that will hamper efforts in the longer term.

  • SHAMEFUL ASIC FEE INCREASE WARRANTS IMMEDIATE REVIEW

    Five of Australia’s largest financial advice industry associations have condemned an increase in financial adviser licence fees as “shameful” and called for an immediate review of the ASIC industry funding model.

  • LIELETTE CALLEJA JOINS AAT AS CHIEF ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is pleased to welcome Lielette Calleja in the role of chief accounting technician with Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), which since midway in 2020 transitioned to be part of the IPA Group.

  • SBCGT reform – allow more taxpayers in but introduce a cap

    Whilst we wait for much needed holistic tax reform, we need to make some urgent adjustments to some of the existing concessions to make them sustainable. Small business capital gains tax (SBCGT) concessions need urgent reform.