This article highlights concerns about the implementation of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act in the Esperance region. It emphasizes the need for a comprehensive framework that addresses practical and philosophical aspects. The lack of stakeholder engagement and clarity regarding Aboriginal cultural heritage on privately owned land are major issues. The article questions the state government's efforts to include the voices of those affected by the regulations. It also discusses the need for increased funding for First Nations groups managing cultural heritage issues. Ultimately, the article raises questions about the future direction and compliance capacity, urging the state government to address these challenges and guide agribusinesses and family farmers in protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The ATO has now released Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2022/D1 Income Tax: Section 100A Reimbursement Agreements. If you operate within a trust structure, it’s vital you know about this ruling. While it’s complex information, we will try to break it down for you as much as possible. Read on…
At Smith Shearer, we are an accounting firm based in Esperance, and we are more than just an accounting firm who can assist with the complicated taxes for our local farmers, but we can also help you as an individual or sole trader too.
With the hard border set to come down on 3 March, many business owners are experiencing mixed feelings. Considering we've been relatively sheltered from the lockdowns and mandates, and the virus itself for the past couple of years, it's normal to feel uncertain. While we know what reasonable steps we can take to protect ourselves and families from becoming unwell, it can be difficult to know what steps to take to protect your business.