JobMaker tuneup

JobMaker may need some fine tuning to help small business and sole traders

- November 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Government’s JobKeeper scheme has almost done its job and we will see it exit in March 2021. This may see some still wanting as the economy starts its real recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Enter stage left, JobMaker, echoing the government’s three-prong objective: Jobs, Jobs and Jobs, writes Wayne Debernardi, general manager public… Read more »

tax reform

Now is the time to act on tax reform

- September 14, 2020 3 MIN READ

Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has once again called on the government to deliver holistic tax reform.  You may be thinking, so what, haven’t we all heard it before? says Wayne Debernardi General Manager, Public Affairs IPA. The reality is that true reform in Australia has stalled.  This is partly due to the fact that… Read more »


Accountants are the silent heroes of the COVID-19 (economic) fight

- June 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Whilst health workers are undeniably at the front line of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another cohort of silent heroes – accountants and tax agents, writes Wayne Debernardi, General Manager  Institute of Public Accountants. The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has a large contingent of members in public practice, predominantly small accounting… Read more »