Media Releases

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

  • INSOLVENCY INQUIRY REPORT WELCOMED

    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has welcomed the Insolvency Inquiry Report released by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) today and hopes the Government will accept the ten key recommendations and moves quickly in its implementation.

  • NECESSARY TWEAKS: JOBKEEPER 2

    While the Government should be commended for the introduction of JobKeeper at such a critical time for Australia’s businesses and individuals, too many changes to its next phase will erode community confidence, warns the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

  • TIME TO PAY ON TIME AND TIME TO PAY

    The Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020 and Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 which are now before Parliament will go a long way to helping small businesses that are struggling with cash flow issues once it is passed, according to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

  • AAT JOINS IPA GROUP

    The Association of Accounting Technicians in Australia (AAT) has joined the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) as part of the IPA Group.

  • TAX TIME: LODGE EARLY AT YOUR PERIL

    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is issuing a caution to people planning on jumping in too early with this year’s tax returns.

  • THINK LOCAL, THINK REGIONAL, THINK SMALL BUSINESS

    This coming Saturday, 27 June 2020 is World MSME Day (Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day), an initiative of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and this special day has been declared by the United Nations.

  • UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS: LESSONS STILL TO BE LEARNT

    The corporate regulator took on the case against Bendigo and Adelaide Bank for unfair terms within small business contracts and the lessons learnt should sound warning bells to others, according to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

  • Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020

    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has welcomed the introduction of the Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020.

  • SUPER GUARANTEE AMNESTY FINALLY HERE

    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has commended the Government for finally bringing the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) amnesty for employers to fruition.