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WA Tax Intensive – Meet The Presenter: Professor Graeme Cooper, CTA

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The second WA Tax Intensive, on 28-29 April, brings some of the country’s leading tax experts to deliver practical, workshop-led sessions to discuss real-world solutions to common client tax issues.
One of Australia’s leading commentators on tax law and policy, Professor Graeme Cooper, CTA, will present an informative workshop on Part IVA on day two of the Intensive. We spoke to Graeme about what to expect from his session. 
‘Part IVA might look incomprehensible,’ Graeme told us, ‘but there are a few critical points in the regime where the courts have told us what the rules mean and what they allow the ATO to do and not to do. People need to know that if they are trying to advise clients up front, or if the ATO unexpectedly comes knocking’ he said.
During the three hour workshop, Graeme will discuss when and how Part IVA can interfere with restructuring a client’s business affairs, and how to redeem the situation if a Part IVA line has been crossed. 
Graeme will bring his insight as…

Agribusiness – Rising to the Challenge

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Agribusiness is a major growth area for Queensland, and is enjoying an increased level of direct and indirect investment by domestic and overseas parties. Recent years have seen an expanding number of affluent overseas consumers demanding our agricultural output, many of whom live on our doorstep, in Asia.
Agribusiness clients navigating their way through a complex maze of commercial and tax issues have been turning to their professional advisers for assistance. We spoke to Tom Delany, CTA, Tax Partner Pty Ltd, one of the members of the organising committee, about the upcoming ‘2016 Agribusiness – Rising to the Challenge’ event, and some of the key issues facing advisers and their clients.
‘Besides being a growth industry for both Queensland and Australia, agribusiness is critical to Queensland’s transition away from a resources led economy’, Tom says. ‘The increased interest in the industry means that many practitioners are dealing with agribusiness clients where they may not have don…