Conflict

Will inquisition end as Carnell calls it quits?

Opinion Incoming Small Business Ombudsman Bruce Billson. Small Business Ombudsman and liquidator’s bane Kate Carnell. Insolvency practitioners can but hope that the persecution will end now that former Federal Minister of Small Business Bruce Billson has been anointed to replace the inquisitorial Kate Carnell as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). Billson did not return calls yesterday to explain how or even if…

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ASIC pursues beef with KPMG pair over GD Pork

KPMG’s Martin Jones. KPMG’s Andrew Smith. There‚Äôs an intriguing stoush simmering away in Fortress West Australia where the corporate regulator has urgently intervened in an application by two KPMG restructuring partners in respect of remuneration.  The fun began on February 1, 2019 when then Ferrier Hodgson Perth partner and liquidator Martin Jones filed an originating process and supporting documentation with the West Australian Supreme Court. …