Does the Corporate Veil still protect Directors?

Directors are starting to see why the ATO introduced Single Touch Payroll. This data has enabled the ATO to identify businesses, who are not complying with their responsibilities for Superannuation Guarantee (SGC) and PAYG withholding tax obligations. With the recent introduction of new legislation, the ATO will be allowed to collect estimates of anticipated GST…

Income Protection for Business Owners

All business owners have a lot of challenges, but many fail to contemplate what might happen if their business is suddenly unable to trade. From illness or injury to a fire at your supplier’s warehouse, there are many ways that your profit generation could be suddenly halted. While there are many rewards to being a…

The importance of Internal Auditing

Given the steep rise in employee fraud and embezzlement, the importance of Internal Business Auditing has never been more vital. Whilst there are insurance policies, such as Management Liability & Crime, that provide Indemnity for some of the exposures; the reputational damage, together with the disruption to business’ makes Internal Business Auditing, an important part…

A Centuries Old Crime, Digitally Enhanced

Scams aimed at manipulating individuals for fraudulent purposes have been occurring for centuries, but this deception has now well and truly moved into the digital world. Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information for the purpose of a broad spectrum of…

Underpaying employees… what’s going wrong?

We’ve all heard of the $7.8M underpayment scandal which recently engulfed celebrity chef George Colombaris, but is this just a symptom of the sheer complexity of workplace laws in Australia? After all, big organisations with dedicated HR departments are getting it wrong, so what chance does SMEs have of complying? Just to name a few,…