• September 2017 Newsletter


Should Business Push A Social Agenda?

For years we’ve been told that consumers prefer businesses that take a stand on social issues – those that are environmentally and socially friendly. But is that always the case?

ASIC Targets Growing Companies In Audit Crackdown

ASIC is in the midst of a concerted campaign targeting private companies that have outgrown the reporting exemptions.

Strong Guarantee - What Happens When You Get It Wrong


The ATO receives around 20,000 reports each year from people who believe their employer has either not paid or underpaid compulsory superannuation guarantee (SG). In 2015-16 the ATO investigated 21,000 cases raising $670 million in SG and penalties.

Director's Fees: What and How To Pay Them


The issue of Director’s fees often comes up – should we pay directors, how to pay, and if we do pay fees how should they be paid? We answer the common questions for private companies.

New Laws hold Franchisors Responsible for Vulnerable Workers

Franchisors and holding companies could be held responsible if their franchisees or subsidiaries don’t follow workplace laws. 

Tax Benefits For Investing In Affordable Housing

In the 2017-18 Federal Budget the Government announced a series of measures intended to improve housing affordability in Australia.  To entice investors, the Government is providing an increase in the CGT discount for individuals who choose to invest in affordable housing.


10 Traits Of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy To Come To Work

The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all they can to make that time enjoyable, exciting and well-spent.

Best wishes from the DA Team

Quote of the month

"People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want to buy a quarter-inch hole.." - Theodore Levitt, 1960s Marketing guru & Harvard Business School Professor