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KDK Bulletin 27 October 2016 – 4 hot topics

Posted on Oct 27, 2016

See KDK Bulletin 27 October 2016 for Deloitte Access Economics report on gender diversity in Qld, SMSFs and commercial leases from BDO, and KPMG on why FTAs are critical to access Asia. A Matter of Opinion is by Hall & Wilcox’s Sumith Perera on what Ford should learn from Tesla.  This week’s expert is PwC Australia partner Tom Seymour. For more go to

A smarter brand experience – what Ford should learn from Tesla

Posted on Oct 27, 2016

The release of interesting new cars always gets my attention. In fact, my wife would say that I spend way too much time thinking about my next car.

As a lifelong fan of the classic ’65 Ford Mustang, I was excited by the arrival of the new model but also fascinated by the arrival of Tesla and their electric cars. I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to experience each of them.

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KDK Bulletin 20 October 2016 – 4 hot topics

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

See KDK Bulletin 20 October 2016 for KPMG on risk, ATO warns small business to use SuperStream, and Deloitte on Australia’s growth. A Matter of Opinion is by HSBC on whether firms are missing out on China’s boom.  This week’s expert is PKF partner Steve Perri. For more go to

Firms may miss China trade and infrastructure boom even as Renminbi use climbs

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

Almost a fifth of Australian companies are now using the renminbi (RMB) to do business with China, but few are capitalising on the Chinese government’s flagship ‘Belt and Road’ trade initiatives.

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KDK Bulletin 13 October 2016 – 4 hot topics

Posted on Oct 13, 2016

See KDK Bulletin 13 October 2016 for PWC’s diaspora got talent report, Grattan Institute says Productivity Commission report must set out super members’ different needs, and Deloitte Access Economics looks at the beef industry. A Matter of Opinion is by the Property Council of Australia on the retirement housing boom.  This week’s expert is Ashurst partner Tony Hill. For more go to

Get ready for the silver tsunami of property

Posted on Oct 12, 2016

Ask anyone in real estate which market sector is leading the pack and they’ll no doubt answer housing for seniors.  Much like the first home buyer boom of the 70’s and 80’s, followed by the lifestyle housing boom of the 90’s and early 2000’s, the retirement housing boom is set to explode.  But there’s a problem; the housing market is not prepared for the silver tsunami about to hit us.

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Gender equality in banking and finance

Posted on Oct 7, 2016

Dr Louise Mahler talks to Carson Scott from Sky Business about gender equality in banking and finance

KDK Bulletin 6 October 2016 – 4 hot topics.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

See KDK Bulletin 6 October 2016 for Grant Thornton on tax laws for retail, ASFA says MySuper provides ‘safety net’, and the Grattan Institute looks at South Australia’s power. A Matter of Opinion is by the Minerals Council of Australia on corporate tax in Australia.  This week’s expert is KPMG national managing tax partner David Linke. For more go to

Minerals Council of Australia says different tax rates lead to distortion

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

A more competitive corporate tax rate is an essential element to improving Australia’s productivity performance, sustain future economic growth and increase living standards. A reduction in the corporate tax rate will improve Australia’s competitiveness and prospects for economic growth.

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KDK Bulletin 29 September 2016 – 4 hot topics

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

See KDK Bulletin 29 September 2016 for CPA’s Alex Malley on NFPs and financial reporting, Industry Super Australia on default super fund system, and China’s environmental compliance. A Matter of Opinion is by Philip’s Kevin Barrow on bridging the tech gap in the health sector.  This week’s expert is Macpherson Kelley principal Kelly Dickson. For more go to

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