At the end of 2022, the global business environment stands in stark contrast to that of just 18 months ago. The Covid-19 pandemic appears to be receding, inflation is rampant in many advanced economies, and land war has returned to Europe.
So, what is blockchain technology? The key word describing blockchain is “trust”. It is the ultimate security mechanism for storing data in an immutable audit trail.
Poor productivity in the construction sector, a spate of recent construction firm collapses, and an acute labour and materials shortage means there is no room for cost overruns and delays. Ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of the current pipeline of infrastructure projects is going to require changes across the sector.
Mott MacDonald has launched Carbon Twin, an interactive tool enabling better understanding of the hidden carbon or embodied emissions in a design project, and more informed decision-making towards a net-zero future.
As a business that handles information, it is essential you are aware of the proposed amendments to Australian privacy laws. Following some high-profile data breaches in large Australian corporations, the Federal government has announced several legislative changes to safeguard and strengthen Australian privacy laws. If passed, significant financial penalties would apply for serious and repeated data breaches.
As a business owner, you must be aware of the recent changes regarding unfair contract terms (UCT) and how it affects your rights and responsibilities. The Federal Government warned of changes to the Australian market, and now those changes have come into effect. For instance, The Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 (the Bill) has now become law following Royal Assent on the 9th of November this year.
Are you moving to the UK and renting out your property in Australia?
Sheltons have covered some popular Australian and UK tax issues and questions that arise when becoming a non-resident landlord of Australia.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I have struggled to find the opening words but I have settled on her own words when, as Princess Elizabeth, her father ascended the throne and her fate was sealed.
On behalf of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce, we express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Elizabeth the Second.
The Australian British Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announced our Chief Executive, David McCredie OBE, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in this year’s Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours.
We are delighted to introduce our newest Chamber staff member, Matthew Joyce, Victorian Partnerships Manager. As you may already be aware, Matthew joined the Chamber in early May, marking a significant opportunity for further growth throughout the State and moreover, enhanced support for our many Victorian-based Members.